Invisibility training with Fortnine

For close to five years Youtube channel Fortnine has been producing insightful motorcycling videos, delivered with uniquely Canadian humour. If you’re unfamiliar with their motorcycle reviews, maintenance tutorials, safety checklists and more, why not use some lockdown time to check them out?

A great place to start is Invisibility Training for Motorcyclists, a detailed look at the optics & neuroscience which work to render motorcyclists invisible – and the steps we can take to counteract these effects

Have a great motorcycle resource to share? Email Patrick the details

1st November – rideout from Milton

Chris Curryer (leading for the second time in a row – thank you Chris) heads this Sunday’s ride from Tesco Milton, with Ian Beeby in the tail position. As always, if you are allocated a place please arrive fully fueled & in time for the 9:20am briefing. Chris outlines the ride just below …

We’ll head north through Cottenham, Willingham and Earith. We pick up the B1050 to Chatteris, then on to Doddington and Benwick, with our breakfast stop at The Sunshine Café in Whittlesey after about 1½ hours of riding. The return journey will be along the B660, through St Neots, and ending at Caxton Gibbet Services – a total distance of 80 miles

Covid-19: please bring a face-covering, and maintain social distancing at all times. This ride is strictly limited to six bikers, with places allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email Catherine now to request a place

18th October – two Sunday rides

Updated with route details (see below)

Ready…. Steady…. Click here to request a place this Sunday!
Join Chris Curryer & Keith Tremeer on a departure from Tesco Royston. Alternatively, head out from Tesco Milton with Patrick Ryan & Paul Ylioja. Both rides depart at 9:30am, after a 9:20am briefing

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October 4th – Sunday ride from Royston

We are very pleased to offer members & associates a rideout, with Phil Duffy leading and with Mark Pawson tail-ending, departing Tesco Royston on Sunday 4th October. Those securing a slot on this ride are asked to ensure their bike is fully fueled and that they arrive in good time for the 9:15 briefing

This ride is already proving popular, and in line with Covid-19 restrictions it is strictly limited to six riders. Email Catherine now to reserve yourself a place (priority to those who have not yet joined a ride this summer)

Full details in the Events Calendar

All-day ride in the Norfolk & Suffolk countryside

Update (8th October)
One space has become available! Email Keith now to join this ride

This all-day ride on Sunday 11th October, organised and led by Keith Tremeer, will explore the B-roads & country lanes of the Norfolk & Suffolk countryside. The route passes through quaint, laid-back East Anglian villages – with great food along the way

Keith gives an outline of the day, with a link just below so you can reserve a place…

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Sept 20th – Sunday ride to Battlesbridge

Ride leader Matt Howes & tailer Paul Lester are offering an outing from Fourtwentways on Sunday 20th September. Please note an earlier than usual departure time of 9:00am

The early start guarantees riders a choice from the breakfast menu in the Battlesbridge Antiques Centre Tea Room, and also gives time for an optional visit to the Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum. £1 gains entry to this ‘little museum which evokes motorcycling through the ages with memorabilia scattered between the classic & vintage motorcycles’

This ride is sure to be over-subscribed, as in line with Covid-19 restrictions it is strictly limited to six riders. Email Catherine now to reserve yourself a place (priority to those who have not yet joined a ride this summer)

Full details in the Events Calendar

September 6th – three rideouts

Update: all places have now been allocated on these rides
Elveden Courtyard currently only accepts card payment

Tesco Milton
Keith Tremeer leads, Catherine Ryan tails
Only 20 minutes on the A14, but instead we’ll travel the back roads south & east of Newmarket through Balsham, Lidgate & Moulton, taking about 1½ hr to reach Simpsons Garden Centre for our 11:00am breakfast reservation. Our 1¼ hr return trip will take us through Stretham, Earith & Huntingdon to Cambridge Services on the A14 – about 90 miles in total

Tesco Ely
Janet Pinion leads, Patrick Ryan tails
From Tesco Ely, we’ll head south & east through Soham, Kentford & Wickhambrook. After stints on the A143 & B1106 we’ll arrive at Elveden Courtyard, where a table for 6 awaits us. The return journey will pass through Brandon, Southery & Prickwillow to its end point in Stretham 94 miles later

Tesco Royston
Mark Pawson leads, Chris Curryer tails
Mark will head east towards Thaxted before looping back to Baldock for a break at one of two cafes (outside seating available). It’s then first west, then up to the hangers at Cardington, before heading east back towards Cambridge. This is a deliberately varied route including demanding twisties, fast A-roads and single-track byways. Route length is circa 95 miles

All three rides depart at 9:30am. Please arrive fully-fueled, at least ten minutes in advance for the briefing. Details of departure points here

All-day ride to Kent, September 13th

Barry D will lead this longer all-day ride, which is open to full members only. This is the new & improved route which worked well when tested last year, so Barry plans to run the same program this time around

Barry describes the day…

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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

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