TT legend John McGuinness supports TyreSafe’s Don’t chance it, change it motorcycle campaign

How often do you check your tyres – really?

Tyres are the only part of your motorcycle in contact with the road surface. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on this relatively small area of contact.

You can view the video of John McGuinness supporting TyreSafe’s Don’t chance it, change it campaign below.


Le Grand Weekend en France

Thanks to Matt Howes for this ode to a recent trip to Normandy with four other members of the group!

Le Grand Weekend en France
aka  Five go to Honfleur

Five guys met up to go to Normandie one fine summer’s morn
They left from Duxford to arrive in Honfleur
And had the full English as is de-rigueur
There was much seafood & steak bleu
Excellent bières to wash it all down and some vin rouge too
Moules frites with cider and expresso with Calvados
Ice cream and apple tart, but no Crème Anglaise

They stroked cats in cafés
Gate crashed divorce parties
Moved locals from tables
Fought petrol pumps that weren’t able
Watched police race from the scene

There was much complaining about mushrooms
Tyres, suspension and setups
Impromptu off-roading
Lanes with grass in the middle
Fish soup……

There was lots of jeshing & joking too
With tall stories all told as the evenings progressed
Oh and yes we did do some motorcycling too

Weekend in Wales – three places still available

It’s not too late! There is still one twin room available, and also one single bed in a shared twin room, on the Weekend in Wales trip to The Bikers Retreat in Snowdonia which takes place 17th-20th August

To book a place telephone hosts Nigel & Tiv direct on 01341 423192 
The events calendar here provides more information, but for details of the journey and what to expect when there contact Janet on 07952 149122 or

All day ride to Kent, 9th September 2018

This is a longer all day ride for full members only and will be led by Barry Dickinson

Meet at Cambridge Services at 8:30am with a full tank as it is about 150 miles each way!! Depending on how long we stop, expect to be back between 7:00 and 7:30pm. The ride starts down the M11 and over the Dartford crossing bridge to the Oakdene truck stop (about 100 miles). From there across the Kent countryside (the garden of England) to Hythe, Dover (past the castle) and St Margaret’s Bay for lunch (this is where the cross channel swimmers leave for France, so your phone will tell you that you are in France and we should see the French coast)

After lunch north to Kingsdown, Deal(another castle) and the quaint village of Sandwich then west to Canterbury, Chartham and the Hook & Hatchet for a quick stop before heading for the A229/A2, Dartford tunnels, M25, M11 and home

The numbers are limited so if you wish to go please contact Barry Dickinson on or 07733 388712

Viking Night in Bury St Edmunds

A regular attendee at Krazy Horse events, Janet Pinion wanted to flag up their forthcoming Viking Night. This will be held at the Krazy Horse premises on Thursday 5th July from 6pm to 10pm

Krazy Horse provide the following event description..
On the first Thursday in every month during the summer in Bury St Edmunds we fire up a barbecue, put on a band and people turn up. 5th July is Viking Night featuring the return of Beardo Weirdo. Prize for the finest growth.
The band will be Chuck Wills Widow. Strictly over 18 as we have a bar

Blues & Twos in Kimbolton

Image reproduced courtesy PFB-999 via Flicker

Beautiful weather and quieter than usual roads, thanks to an England vs. Panama fixture, made for terrific biking conditions this Sunday. If you grabbed this opportunity for a ride and passed through Kimbolton you might have been dismayed to find blues & two behind you, as were two members of the Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists group

Once the R1200RT had you at the side of the road it became apparent that a ticket was not on the cards – this was in fact a police initiative to promote road safety, first-aid knowledge and extended training amongst bikers – in particular the Cambridgeshire Police’s BikeSafe and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue’s BikerDown events

2018 Tour to France

A very successful tour was completed last week with a 2k mile round trip to the French Alps via Switzerland and Italy. Some fantastic roads, great company and superb food. Please let our Secretary know if you have any ideas for next years Tour or would like to help organise it.



CambsIAM at the Meldreth Show

Seasoned motorcycle enthusiasts in the region know, there’s only one place to be on the third Wednesday in June –  the Eternit Club in Meldreth, the venue for the annual Royston & District Motorcycle Club show

All proceeds from this event go to good causes, and Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists were once again delighted to support the show with volunteers manning our marquee throughout the evening. Our own star of the evening was the ’77 MkI Moto Guzzi Le Mans which Andy May rode to the show, and which still sees regular touring duty (most recently a weekend trip to Scotland)

Our thanks to all the show-goers who expressed interest in our club – we hope to see you soon on a Sunday ride, or indeed to welcome you as new associates


On the Humber Bridge

All-day ride to the Humber Bridge

The group’s first all-day ride of 2018 took place on 10th June. Husband & wife team Martin & Janet Pinion planned this ride, with Martin leading the small but happy group of riders on the 260-mile round trip to the Humber Bridge

Lunch was at Barton-upon-Humber’s best kept secret, the Café & Restaurant at the Old Tile Works

Still kicking yourself for missing this ride? Janet’s annual Jolly to Aldeburgh is an event you won’t want to miss – add an entry in your diary now!

Annual General Meeting 30th May 2018

Our AGM is being held at the Lord Byron pub in Trumpington on Wednesday 30th May.

All Full and Associate members are encouraged to come along to see how the club is doing and what our plans are for the future. This is very much a social event and a great chance to catch up with fellow members.

The meeting commences at 7:30pm but the pub is open from midday for those wanting to get there earlier to indulge in the menu!

Hope to see you there….