BikerDown – Wednesday 10th April

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue are running their first CAM-exclusive BikerDown course of 2024 on Wednesday 10th April (6 to 9pm). Use the link below to request your place on this enjoyable, informative & potentially life-saving course when volunteer fire officers will take attendees through:

Initial Scene Management  |  First-aid for Motorcyclists
The science of Being Seen

All our Members & Associates are welcome on this FREE course, including those who have attended previously and wish to brush up their skills. Members of our Observer Team – as well as all Ride Leader & Tailers are encouraged to attend in order to keep their first-aid skills up-to-date. Click here to request a place

An evening with Barbara Horley, National Speedway Referee

Over Community Centre | Monday 8th April | 7:30-9:30pm
Please use this link if you plan to attend

Members, Associates & their guests are warmly invited to Over Community Centre on Monday 8th April, where Barbara Horley will make a presentation to CAM on her experience as a National Speedway Referee. An accomplished speaker, Barbara’s presentation is sure to be lively & entertaining. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session
Barbara describes how it all began…

My interest in speedway started when I was very young, accompanying my father & uncle to the track. Having attended Speedway School nearly twenty years ago, I decided to become part of the sport: riding wasn’t for me and so I trained to become a referee. In this role I have to travel all over the country, from Glasgow to Plymouth, taking charge of meetings in all three tiers of racing

I have one other link to speedway: six years ago I began studying for a PhD and am about to submit my thesis on Speedway Racing in England from 1928 to 1965. I have also presented a number of papers on speedway at academic conferences. I can honestly say that speedway has been an important part of my life for a very long time!”

Full details in the Events Calendar

Mid-week ride to Southwold (27th March)

Full members only: don’t delay if you would like to join Paul Norman on Wednesday 27th March for his 3rd mid-week winter ride, which this time heads to the Suffolk coast at Southwold. Paul outlines the day:

This outing is limited to 7 riders in addition to me. We’ll meet up at Fourwentways, and set off at 9:30am. Our route east will take us through the middle of Suffolk, stopping for a coffee break along the way before our arrival in Southwold in time for lunch
The return route will take us through Thetford and down to Walkers Café at Barton Mills, where the ride will conclude at 3.30 – 4.00 pm. The total milage should come in at around 145 miles. I’ll be handling the bookings myself, so please email me directly if you would like a place
Paul’s previous mid-week rides proved very popular… So if you’re interested in joining him, contact Paul now using the link in his route description above!

Sunday ride to Shuttleworth, 17th March

Ian Dunckley & Keith Curtis lead & tail respectively on this ride, which both starts and ends at Caxton Gibbet, into Bedfordshire and the Shuttleworth Runway Café at Old Warden Aerodrome. Ian outlines the route:

Departing promptly at 9:30am from Caxton Gibbett, we head through Eltisley, Abbotsley, Everton, Tempsford, Blunham & Cople before arriving at The Runway Café (see menu here). Total distance covered on the outward leg is approximately 30 miles.
Our return journey takes us through Old Warden, Cardington, Great Barford, Ravensden, Great Staughton, St Neots & Toseland before finishing back at Caxton Gibbet on the service road a few hundred metres from where we set off. At around 47 miles this is the longer leg of our ride

Photo by James Lewis on Unsplash

Departs:       McDonalds Caxton Gibbet     what3words
Ends:             Caxton Services                        what3words
Briefing  9:20am        Ride departs 9:30am        12 participants maximum

Departs Caxton Gibbet, Sunday 17th December @ 9:30am
Use this link to request a place. Ride limited to 12 participants

An evening with Simon Weir

He’s clocked up more miles than a space shuttle, and test-ridden more motorcycles than Henry Cole. Formerly editor of RiDE magazine, and author of numerous guides including Bikers’ Europe, Simon Weir has spent almost 35 years touring Europe and now plans bike trips for other people… but where would he go back to for his own biking holidays?

Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

Find out at Over Community Centre on March 21st, when Simon shares his tips for alternative, undiscovered destinations in France, Spain, Italy, Austria and further afield in a special presentation to Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists!

Simon’s previous presentation to CAM was a packed event and the venue has limited space, so to avoid disappointment head to the Events Calendar for full details on the evening and a link to request a place