Still a few places this Sunday

With a few places up for grabs, there’s still time to book a place on this Sunday’s ride which weaves south east to Sible Hedingham in Essex. After 45 miles the ride pauses at The Corner Café. Prove your credentials by clearing a full English from your plate

Ride starts from the BP petrol station on Newmarket Road in Cambridge. The return journey is similar in length to the outward stage, with the ride finishing at the Park & Ride adjacent to the BP station where it all began. Email Patrick now to request a slot. Full details in the Events Calendar

Maintenance Day is back!

Saturday 16 October. Hinchingbrooke Police Headquarters. £10
See the Events Calendar for further details

Maintenance Day: the ideal opportunity to refresh your knowledge of – or gain invaluable insight into – a selection of basic maintenance tasks for your bike. Demonstrations by some of our club’s most experienced members look into maintaining your chain, electrics & brakes, and how to adjust and personalise the controls of your bike. There is also a practical demonstration on how to give your bike a thorough clean to keep it looking good

The event will start at 9.45 am with tea, coffee,biscuits & an introduction. Demonstrations will commence at 10.00am, with the day finishing at around 1.00pm. In addition to presentations by our own members,  accident investigator James from Cambridgeshire Constabulary will give a talk on the forensic investigations which follow serious accidents

Meet the Examiner

Hauxton Centre, Thursday 14th October, 7:30 to 9:30pm
Email Catherine to request a place. Details in the Events Calendar

The ever-popular Meet the Examiner evening is back! For those working towards their Advanced Test this is opportunity to meet our IAM Examiner PC Simon Burgin and to ask questions about what he is expecting, and therefore priority will be given to Associates as places are limited. However, Simon’s talks are always insightful and entertaining, whether you’re a seasoned rider or a more recent one, and we’ll fit in as many full members as space allows

Request a place now to avoid disappointment!

Sunday ride, September 5th

Ian Dunckley leads this rideout, with Paul Ylioja in the tail position, leaving from Tesco Royston at 9.30am

After the short ride to Hitchin, it’s into the countryside of South Bedfordshire and the Chilterns forest and breakfast near the Bridgewater Monument in Ashridge Park. The return journey passes Ivinghoe Beacon & the chalk lion at Whipsnade, offers dramatic views of gliders and scenery at Dunstable Downs then a flowing ride through the rural landscape of mid-Bedfordshire before finishing at BP Arrington

This ride is limited to 12 bikes. Email Ian Dunckley now to book your place!

Autumn BBQ, 11th Sept

Book this week for a place on our Autumn BBQ… our first social event since the lockdown release!

When              3:00-6:00pm, Saturday 11th September
Where             Footprints Café, Sawston

Footprints is part of Sawston Free Church, situated on the High Street with ample parking to the rear. If the weather cooperates we can enjoy the BBQ outside, but we have a function room at our disposal. There will be a choice of meats, a vegetarian alternative, salads & drinks

Cost                Each member & optional guest pay just £5 per head
Booking          Book by Saturday 28 August in two simple steps –

1. Download the booking form, complete and email on to Catherine
2. Make your payment direct to the CambsIAM bank account

All-day ride to Kent on Sept 12

Barry D describes his forthcoming all-day ride, which is open to full members (and their pillions) only…

We’ll set out at 8:30am from Cambridge Services – you’ll need a full tank as it is about 150 miles each way! Last year we picked up a couple of riders en-route (at the M11 Duxford roundabout & the planned stop at Oakdene). Give me a call if you’d like to discuss this option

It’s down the M11 and over the Dartford bridge to the Oakdene truck stop, then across the garden of England to Hythe, Dover & St Margaret’s Bay for lunch. On a clear day the French coast is visible

After lunch we’ll head north to Kingsdown & Deal Castle, then west to Canterbury, Chartham & the Hook & Hatchet for a quick stop before heading for the A229, A2, Dartford Tunnel, M25, M11 & home. Those who have made the trip previously will notice some changes after the Hook & Hatchet to include more green lanes

There is the option to avoid all major roads on the return journey depending on time, weather and forcefulness of the riders! Depending on the length of our stops, expect to be back between 7:00pm & 7:30pm

To reserve a place please contact Barry (konac@waitrose.com or 07733 388712). Full details in the Events Calendar

Places available on Triumph factory tour

Postponed twice because of lockdown restrictions, Keith Tremeer has just confirmed that his all-day ride to the Triumph factory in Leicestershire is set for Sunday 26th September
With some of those who originally signed up not able to make the new date, there are now three spaces available on this great day out

First-come, first served       Click here to email Keith for further details

Secure your place by sending £20 tour fee to Keith
who will refund the original participants

The 90-minute factory tour is the main attraction, but there is also around 2 hours of countryside riding in each direction and the opportunity for lunch in the company of friends… plus plenty of time to visit the Triumph Motorcycle Exhibition and purchase clothing & memorabilia

August 15th – ride to Monks Eleigh

With sunny, calm weather in prospect there’s every reason to join ride leader Janet Pinion and tailer Terry Jacobs for this Sunday’s rideout, which sets off from Tesco Ely at 9:15am. This earlier-than-usual departure should ensure riders meet the 11:00am breakfast deadline

The breakfast stop, Bridge Farm Barns Tea Room at Monks Eleigh, has limited space and therefore places on this ride are limited. Email Catherine now to reserve your spot. Please indicate in your email if you intend to bring a pillion

If you’ve ever joined Janet’s annual ride to Aldeburgh you’ll recognise some familiar roads! The total mileage for this outing should be a little over 100 miles. Hope to see you there!

Full details in the Events Calendar

August 1st – Sunday ride into Norfolk

Patrick Ryan leads & Catherine Ryan tails this outing from BP Newmarket Road, Cambridge to a rustic breakfast stop on a farm near Watton. Hosts Alex & Clare will cook locally-sourced bacon on the BBQ and serve tea & coffee upon our arrival (sorry, no other options available)

Riders will be asked to transfer £5 to the ride leader in advance to secure their place & guarantee breakfast. The ride will end back at BP petrol station in Cambridge at around 1:30pm, having covered ~100 miles

Contact Patrick directly to book your place. Pillions welcome
Full details in the Events Calendar

Ladies ride – rescheduled to 8th August

With a blanket of rain forecast on its original date, our ladies ride ride has been rescheduled to Sunday 8th August. Janet Pinion will lead the outing from Tesco Milton. Riders must hold a full licence

This ride is open to non-IAM riders, so please spread the word among your female biker friends (click here to download the flyer!)