August 16th – two rideouts

Update: both these rideouts are now fully subscribed

Tesco Milton 
Patrick Ryan leads, Paul Ylioja tails. This ride heads into Norfolk, with a rustic breakfast stop on a farm near Carbrooke. Our hostess Clare will be offering a BBQ-cooked bacon sandwich and tea or coffee (sorry, no other options available) for £5 per person. Riders will be asked to pay the ride leader directly in advance to secure their place and guarantee breakfast. The ride will end at Stow-cum-Quy at around 1:30pm, having covered just under 100 miles

Shell Services Fourwentways
Keith Tremeer leads, Keith Bartlett tails. At 85 miles long this ride will last just under 3 hours. Allow more time for the breakfast stop at Thremhall Park Coffee Shop, Bishops Stortford – where you can buy a take-away bacon, sausage or fried egg sandwich and a coffee or tea. There is a large grass area in front with some seating available, so we’ll have no problem social distancing. “But wait, didn’t Keith take us there last time?” That’s correct – but it’ll be an entirely different route this time!

Sunday rides on 2nd August

With three outings to choose from, why not join your fellow bikers for a 2 to 2½ hour outing? Email Catherine now to reserve your spot as each ride is limited to six bikes

Fourwentways Services
Keith Bartlett leads, Paul Ylioja tails

Tesco Royston
Keith Tremeer leads, Chris Curryer tails

Tesco Milton
Patrick Ryan leads, Catherine Ryan tails

Following our post-lockdown formula rides will last 2 to 2½ hours and will not include a breakfast stop. Individual ride leaders may include a comfort break or coffee stop – more details in your pre-ride briefing

All three rides departs at 9:30am: please arrive fully-fueled ten minutes earlier for the briefing. Details of departure points here

Update: Cotswolds ride now full


All places have now been allocated on this ride


Leaving the Gulf Petrol Station in Barton at 9:00am, we will ride through the grounds of Woburn, then the roundabouts of Milton Keynes. After a quick coffee stop in Buckingham it’s on to the hills, taking in as much of this Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty as time & two wheels will allow. We’ll be riding through some great scenery and pretty villages and, if you’re lucky, you might even enjoy some celebrity spotting

The route will take us through Ayhno, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and up Fish Hill. Lunch will be at Bourton-on-the-Water, famed as the Venice of the Cotswolds. There will be a chance to go round this very interesting little Motoring and Toy Museum (admission £6.50, card payment only. Discount for CSMA members)

Bourton on the Water – the Venice of the Cotswolds

After lunch we ride to Cleeve Hill, the highest peak in the Cotswolds, then some pleasant riding through small Cotswold lanes to Bibury and on to Burford. If you still have an appetite you can enjoy afternoon tea on Burford’s famous High Street

Following a more direct route back to Cambridge we should be home for about 7:00pm, having covered a total distance of around 250 miles

Full details in the Events Calendar

July 19th – two rideouts

Our Leaders & Tailers team have risen to the occasion once more, and on July 19th we are pleased to offer two rideouts: a longer outing heading north, and a shorter rideout into Suffolk

Mark Pawson leads a longer than usual ride from the A14 services. There’ll be two breaks with WC facilities: Tesco Oakham (where refreshments can be purchased) and the Colsterworth truck stop
Update: the café at Colsterworth is currently closed

Tom Jacobs leads from Fourwentways. Following the formula we’ve used since lockdown was relaxed, his ride will last 2 to 2½ hours and will not include a breakfast stop. He’ll be taking Suffolk lanes through pretty villages, getting as far east as Long Melford

Both rides departs at 9:30am and are limited to six bikes. Please arrive fully-fueled ten minutes before departure for a pre-ride briefing

Ride details in the Events Calendar – please check before you leave home, especially if you are unfamiliar with Buddy System group riding. Map details of departure points here

July 5th – another 3 rideouts!

Our ride leaders & tailers have stepped forward once more, and we are able to offer 3 social rides on Sunday 5th July. As previously there will be a rideout from our regular departure points at Milton, Royston and Fourwentways. All rides will depart at 9:30am

Rides will last 2 to 2½ hours with no breakfast stop. See the Events Calendar for full details, especially if you are unfamiliar with Buddy System group riding

Observe social distancing
One bike per parking bay

Rides are limited to six bikes: first-come first served, but priority to those who did not ride in June

To request a slot email Catherine stating your choice of departure point

3 Rideouts on June 21st

On Sunday 21st June we will be running three social rides: one from each of our regular departure points at Milton, Royston and Fourwentways
Please note the 10:00am departure time of the Fourwentways ride

Rides will last 2 to 2½ hours with no breakfast stop. See the Events Calendar for full details, especially if you are unfamiliar with Buddy System group riding

Observe social distancing
One bike per parking bay

Rides are limited to six bikes: first-come first served, with priority to those who did not ride on June 7th

To request a slot email Catherine stating your choice of departure point

Updated: Sunday rides are back!

IAM RoadSmart announced that group rides could resume on 1st June in England, where six people are allowed to meet outdoors, as long as social distancing is observed

On Sunday 7th June we will be running four social rides: one from each of our regular departure points at Milton, Royston and Fourwentways, plus one from Trumpington Park & Ride

Observe social distancing
One bike per parking bay

Rides are strictly limited to six bikes and are now fully subscribed (places on the fourth ride were offered to those on the waiting list)

Rides will last 2 to 2½ hours with no breakfast stop. See the Events Calendar for full details, especially if you are unfamiliar with the Buddy System group riding

Please note the later departure time if you are on the Fourwentways ride

Q&A with Paul Nobbs

Are you just a little less mechanically knowledgeable than you would like to be? Here’s your opportunity to put your questions to a professional mechanic, such as:

• How difficult is it to change my brake pads?
• How do I set a torque wrench?
• What is the life of my battery?

Paul Nobbs Motorcycles in Sutton, near Ely, are hosting a free-of-charge Q&A session on Saturday 14th March, from 1 to 3pm for CambsIAM members. Paul will lead the event & answer all your maintenance queries. See the Events Calendar for full details

Paul has over 30 years experience as a mechanic, and maintains a number of CambsIAM bikes. He offers our members a servicing discount

All day ride with Triumph factory visit

Sorry – no spaces left on this ride !

Keith Tremeer has organised and will lead this all-day ride to the Triumph factory on Sunday 31st May 2020. The day includes an exclusively CambsIAM Factory Tour lasting around 1½ hours
Update – this ride is now fully booked

Whilst the Factory Tour is the main attraction, this all-day ride will offer some enjoyable country riding (around 2 hours in each direction), and the opportunity for lunch in the company of friends. There will be time to visit the Triumph Motorcycle Exhibition to purchase clothing & memorabilia

© www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk

Important
Note that as this tour will take place on a Sunday participants must be aware that it is possible that part, or even all, of the production line might not be in operation. Please see the Events Calendar entry for a full explanation

Meet the Examiner evening

Hauxton Village Hall, Thursday 30th April. 7:30 to 9:30pm
Full details in the Events Calendar

Although the evening is primarily aimed at Associates working towards their Advanced Rider test, Meet the Examiner is always a very popular event and all Members are welcome

No two presentations by serving PC Simon Burgin (Forensic Collision Investigator & IAM Examiner) are the same, but he is sure to cover many aspects of motorcycle safety & roadcraft,
A very entertaining speaker, Simon will offer a talk which provides invaluable insights to those who are newer to motorcycling and is of great interest to those who’ve been riding longer

So we can be sure there is enough tea & biscuits, please email Catherine Ryan (sunday-rides@cambsiam.org.uk) to say you’ll be attending

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