The late Steve Bradshaw

Thanks to those who attended funeral


Teresa would like to thank all who took part in the cortège on bikes for Steve’s funeral –

Martin Pinion
Graham Pryke
Matt Howes
Peter Burge
Brian Farrow
Chris Curryer
Julie D’Alessandro
Megan Ellis
And myself, Janet Pinion

Not to forget Graham Scott tailing in his car as his bike is poorly !

I must say how professional it looked in my mirror seeing the neat staggered formation of bikes behind me from Newport to Cam Valley Crematorium. Teresa told me she was quite moved to see all the bikes behind the hearse when we arrived at the house

The packed crematorium was bursting at the seams on this sunny sad day, and happy memories of Steve were shared at the ceremony

It was Steve’s wish to donate his organs. As a result of this selfless gesture, he has changed the lives of at least 4 people and their families

Thank You

The late Steve Bradshaw

Funeral of Steve Bradshaw (updated)

Steve Bradshaw’s funeral will take place at 11:00am on Wednesday 25th April at the Cam Valley Crematorium, Chesterford

Those who wish to join the funeral cortège are asked to gather at the front of the Coach & Horses, Newport by 09:45am

Teresa has asked for bikes to follow the hearse into Newport, to their house, so we must be ready to pull away from the pub car park when the hearse arrives at 10:00am. From the house the family will walk behind the hearse to the main road, where they will all get on a bus (driven by Dave Bradshaw). The bus will follow the hearse, with bikers following the bus to the crematorium. If you miss the procession into Newport, you can join the outward journey to the crematorium

All are welcome to return to the Coach & Horses after the service

Family flowers only. Donations to East Anglian Air Ambulance

Let’s have a good turnout and give Steve the last journey he deserves. Any queries, please contact Janet ( supergran4@icloud.com or 07952 149122)

The late Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

The late Steve Bradshaw, Senior Observer and Committee Chairman

All those who knew him will be saddened to hear of the sudden death of Steve Bradshaw.  He was always larger than life and played a very positive, enthusiastic role in all activities organised by the Group for many years.  Steve was a senior observer for the Group, Chairman of the Committee and a regular Sunday ride leader, not to mention hosting the Skills Day for several years at his place of work in Royston.  He also ran a variety of training evenings from this venue for members and associates, and undertook a wide range of other commitments within the Group.  Our deepest sympathy goes to Teresa and the family.

London Motorcycle Show

The London Motorcycle Show is on at Excel between 16th – 18th February 2018, so if you’re looking for some new gear or something new and shiny, this is a good opportunity to see what’s available.

Tickets £21 on the door or £17 in advance (up to 14/2/18)

Parking for motorcycles is Free. For the best route to ExCeL via public transport, visit tfl.gov.uk

 

Ladies Newsletter

During the summer of 2017 several female CAMBSIAM members got together for a ladies-only ride; this was soon followed up with two more rides in the autumn. To read an account of these successful outings and to find out about plans for 2018 please read the Ladies Newsletter

If you would like to take part in future ladies rides, please contact Catherine Ryan (see newsletter)

Merry Christmas!

The Committee would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2017 has been a good year for our club and we already have plenty of events planned for 2018 – enjoy!

Bikers Christmas Toy Run Sunday 17/12/17

Members of Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists will be supporting the Cambridge Bikers Christmas toy Run again this year.

Starting from La Pergola/ The Wheatsheaf at Harlston on the A603 near Wimpole Hall. Venue open from 8:45 for tea and coffee, departing under Police escort at 10am to Addenbrookes Hospital.

Please join us if you can.

More details can be found on Facebook camtoyrun.

 

 

Motorcycle Live 2017

The UK’s largest motorcycle show is back on at the NEC in Birmingham between 18-26 November 2017. Tickets for adults are £25 on the door.

There’s free indoor bike parking and a cloakroom to store your gear (£1 per item). If you’re going by car its going to cost your £12 for the privilege of parking.

If you’re going, don’t forget to visit the IAM Roadsmart stand 2C45 in Hall 2.

Post Code to the event if you need it is B40 1NT.

 

Motorists who kill could now face life sentence

Dangerous drivers who cause death while using their mobile phones or speeding will face life in prison, ministers have confirmed. The decision to go ahead with a major extension of sentences comes after a campaign by families and a cross-party group of MPs

The new measures mean such drivers could face the same length of sentence as those convicted of manslaughter, with maximum penalties raised from 14 years to life.

Last year 157 people were sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving, with a further 32 convicted of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

CAM Christmas Dinner 19/12/17

We are returning to The White Horse Inn Barton, which since last year has been taken over by a new Landlord. We have dined there several times recently and can vouch for the quality of the food. The new Landlord is Portuguese and this is reflected in the Menu.

This is your chance to meet up with fellow club members, guests and good friends for a social evening of festive fun.

Enjoy a sumptuous traditional festive meal with a Portuguese twist !

All are welcome, bring along wives, husbands, partners, friends and family. Why not ditch the cooking for the evening and come along for some festive fun.

Please make choices from the menu, complete the booking form and sent full payment to Chris Curryer before 9th December 2017.

Preferred payment by bank transfer to CAM bank account. Please include your CAM number as reference followed by XMAS, eg CAM987XMAS. Otherwise please forward cheque made payable to “Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists”.

Please see menu from White Horse: white horse menu www.thewhitehorseinnbarton.co.uk

Here is the link to the booking form: Christmas2017_Book http://cambsiam.org.uk/event/christmas-meal/

The cost is £21.95 for 3 courses

Hope to see as many of you as possible.