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!)

Coltishall i2i course: Terry’s blog

Many thanks to Terry Jacobs for his entertaining Condensed Coltishall blog, detailing his experience on an i2i Motorcycle Academy course recently. Terry was just one of eleven CambsIAM members who attended the course in June at the former RAF base in Coltishall, Norfolk. As in previous years, i2i ran the course exclusively for our members, with attendance subsidised by CambsIAM

Additional photographs by Ian Dunckley & Martin Brooks. Click here to enjoy more images from this event and to read Terry’s account

Aldeburgh all-day ride, July 11th

Join Janet Pinion’s all-day ride to Aldeburgh on Sunday 11th July! A Suffolk native, Janet leads riders through lesser known villages to Aldeburgh for lunch at the seaside. Janet sketches out her plan below…

We’ll set out at 8:30am from the car park at Tesco, Ely. We’ll be heading east, largely keeping off the main roads and passing instead through picturesque Suffolk villages. After a short break at Coddenham Services we’ll rejoin the B1078 turning off at Tunstall, past Snape Maltings on to Aldeburgh
Hopefully we’ll have parked up in time to be first in the lunchtime queue which always forms at the fish’n’chip shop. After a fish’n’chip lunch overlooking the sea, it’s a short stroll to the ice-cream parlour where 34 mouth-watering flavours await…
We’ll head home via the A1120, stopping at Stonham Barns where those who still have an appetite can enjoy a cuppa and a cake. The ride will finish in Stretham in the late afternoon

Please note: this ride open to full members only (pillions welcome)
Numbers are limited – email Janet now to reserve your place

Annual General Meeting

A word from CAM Secretary Graham Maile regarding the 2021 Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 20th July

The group’s AGM will soon be upon us and your committee is looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. The formal announcement of the meeting and the agenda can be found in the Notice of AGM and AGM Agenda respectively

If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) to join the committee, please use the Nomination Form – submissions must be received no later than 13th July 2021

Keep an eye on Latest News and the Events Calendar in case we have to alter arrangements owing to revised Covid rules

Yours, Graham Maile
Secretary

2x rideouts on 27th June

We have a few places are left on both the rides we are running this Sunday: . a regular Sunday ride open to all members & associates, and an all-day ride open to full members only
Use the links below to sign up!

Sunday ride to Hertford (departs Tesco Milton at 9:30am)
Mark Pawson leads, Ian Dunckley tails
This is the Sunday ride postponed from 20th June heading to Hertford. Email Catherine now to bag yourself a place

All-day ride to the Humber Bridge (departs Witcham Toll at 8:30am)
Martin Pinion leads this all-day ride through Lincolnshire up to the Humber Bridge. Email Janet now to reserve your place

Departure point maps: here
Event Calendar entries: Hertford ride here, Humber Bridge ride here