Last rideout of ’21 – departs Royston

Chilly but dry, calm weather is in prospect for our last Sunday rideout of 2021. No booking necessary: simply don your cold weather gear, fill up with fuel and head to Tesco Royston for the usual 9:20 briefing. Phil Duffy will be leading with Mark Pawson bringing up the rear

Please note: new associates must have had at least one assessment ride with an observer before taking part in a Sunday ride

Full details in the Events Calendar

Sunday ride routes

Following a very successful outing on Sunday November 21st which headed westwards to the All Seasons Café in Little Billing, ride leader Barry D received several requests for a copy of his route. Barry had updated the ride for 2021, choosing to depart from Caxton Gibbet (86 miles), but he led along a very similar route in 2016 when his ride set out from Tesco Milton (98 miles). The return east ends at Cambridge Services

Barry has provided his Little Billing routes for all members to enjoy, in both .gpx and .gpb formats, all bundled up in one easy-to-download zipped GPX/GPB bundle. To browse our full collection of downloadable Sunday ride routes, head to the Sunday Rides page

Sunday ride 5th December

Expect a good turnout: no booking required! Chris Curryer leads, with David Hyman in tail position, on our next rideout departing from Tesco Milton. Breakfast is at the ever-popular Sunshine Café in Whittlesey. Chris will return along the B660, finishing at the Riverside car park in St Neots

Please arrive fully fuelled, ready for the pre-ride brief at 9:20am. Remember to check the Events Calendar before you leave home in case weather conditions force the ride to be cancelled

Sunday ride, November 7th

Tesco Milton
Mark Fox leads, Keith Bartlett tails

Setting out from Tesco Milton, Mark’s ride heads north into the Fens to the breakfast venue at the Green Welly Garden Centre in Chatteris, famous for its cooked breakfasts. Once everyone has eaten their fill it’s south-by-southwest to the conclusion of the ride at Caxton Gibbet, for a total mileage of just under 90 miles

Please arrive fully-fueled, ready for the briefing at 9:20am. Ride departs 9:30am. Departure point maps can be found here

This ride is limited to 12 participants. Email Catherine to request a place

Christmas dinner 2021

With the restrictions which prevented us gathering last year behind us, we are delighted to once again be organising Christmas dinner for our members & associates. Following hot on the success of our recent barbecue at the FootPrints Café at Sawston Free Church, we have booked this venue for our exclusive use on the evening of Saturday 11th December, where we hope to see as many of you & your partners as possible

If you haven’t yet booked a place, you can download the booking form here. Having made your selections from the 2- or 3-course menu options, please return your completed form to Catherine Ryan. Payment should be made to the Club at the time of booking – full details are in the booking form

To ensure your places, please make your payment & return the booking form not later than Thursday 18th November 

We look forward to seeing you there…

Update: Motorcycle Live 2021

Monday 17 October: several members have expressed interest in a weekday group ride to Motorcycle Live 2021. Wavering full members can contact Keith Tremeer by the newly extended 24th October deadline to find out more!

Motorcycle Live 2021 4 – 12 December NEC, Birmingham

Tentative planning is underway for a CambsIAM group ride from Cambridge area to this year’s show. This will likely involve a breakfast stop en route, with arrival at the NEC just before midday. Participants will then be free to browse the show at their leisure. A group return will leave the NEC at around 4pm, but with participants at liberty to make their own way back

Advance tickets are £19.50 (plus a £1.50 fee per booking). For a group of 10 or more, the price falls to £17.55. Ticket protection insurance is available (this covers, among other things, adverse weather conditions) for £2.65 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day cost £25. Motorcycle parking in a covered area at the NEC is free. Pricing & conditions

Interested in coming along? E-mail Keith Tremeer indicating if you would be able to participate on a weekday, or could only take part on a Saturday or Sunday. Please contact Keith no later than Sunday 24th October. Keith will keep in touch regarding next steps

Admittedly, not everyone rides through the winter months, and a coach trip might make for a more comfortable outing. But we are, after all, advanced motorcyclists and should be able to cope with cold weather, a little drizzle and, if necessary, riding after sunset. With tickets valid for any day of the show, we could have the flexibility of choosing, closer to the event, the best day in terms of weather. Alternatively, by purchasing ticket protection insurance, you will be protected under all scenarios

Sunday ride, 3rd October

Tom Jacobs leads with Steve Alsop tail-ending on our next Sunday ride, departing Tesco Milton at 9.30amIf you can get fuel, please arrive with a full tank in good time for the 9.20am briefing

Tom has devised a clockwise loop which takes in both Norfolk & Suffolk, with a breakfast stop at Krazy Horse, Bury St Edmunds, where Harley-Davidson enthusiasts can enjoy a Fat Boy Burger. The journey will end just to the east of Cambridge, at a layby on the old Newmarket Road near Quy. Total distance covered: ~80 miles

Email Tom directly to book a place. Tom’s work schedule may mean he’s not able to respond promptly, but he will get back to you! This outing is limited to 12 riders. 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!