Fish’n’chip lunch at Wells-next-the-Sea

 

Paul Norman has revealed the details of his second mid-week winter ride: a 143-mile round trip for a fish’n’chip lunch at Well-next-the-Sea. Limited to full members, this outing takes place on Tuesday 27th February

His January ride was fully subscribed and once again Paul is limiting his outing to seven participants, so avoid disappointment by using this link to book directly with Paul now!

Paul outlines his plan… we’ll setting off from Fourwentways Services at 9.30am on a ride which will take us east of Thetford – with a coffee stop along the way – and through Dereham & Fakenham and onto a fish lunch at Wells-next-the-Sea. After lunch we’ll head down to Walker’s Café at Barton Mills, where we can enjoy a hot drink. The formal ride will end here at around 3.30pm and riders heading home solo or in informal groups ride

Shaping the future of CAM

Shaping the future of CAM

Your Committee is working to build CAM into a leading group within the IAM. We made contact with many of you through our engagement exercise, and are are off to a strong start building a new training organization to support the development of both Associates & Members

We’re aiming to build on past success training Associates & running. We propose continuous training for Members, a larger number of events, and building our public profile in Cambridgeshire

Shaping the future of CAM brings together those who have expressed an interest in helping and members who recently passed their Advanced test: if you fall into either category you should have recently received an email invitation from Chairman Ian Dunckley: if you did not receive this, (or are interested in lending your support) email Ian for further details. The aim is to give attendees:

An opportunity to meet CAM committee members
An insight into our plans for the future of CAM
The opportunity to get involved to whatever extent they wish

Read more

Meet the Committee

Reminder: our Meet the Committee evening takes place at Over Community Centre on Wednesday, 23 November at 7.00pm. Chairman Ian Dunckley will make a presentation of the picture emerging from the Member Engagement exercise which so many have you have taken part in

Update: you will be able to purchase your own Wuffler, our new CAM-customized neck warmer. These will be on sale at the cost price – £7 each. Sales will be cash only – please facilitate where possible by bringing the exact amount. Stocks are limited so guarantee yours on Wednesday!!

Although not all can make it, this is the ideal opportunity to meet Committee members, and also gives us the opportunity to celebrate the success of members who have passed their test recently & to welcome our newest Associates. When the presentations are over we can retire to the bar to socialize

An evening with Simon Weir

The Secret Life of Road Testers
Simon Weir      Formerly Editor, Ride Magazine
Hauxton Centre, 7:00-10:00pm Wednesday 16th March

Many of us will recognize the name of our special guest speaker, with some having one or both of his Bikers’ Britain books on their shelves. In this exclusive club presentation Simon Weir will reveal secrets from his 15 years as a motorcycle journalist & test rider – both what that job entails and where it goes wrong! Simon will also share his experience gained motorcycling on four continents, both professionally and for personal pleasure

Full details of the evening, including how to book, in the Events Calendar. The £5 entry fee will go to cover venue hire and refreshments. Members, Associates & guests welcome!

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

We have a winner!

The Motorcycle Charity Treasure Hunt devised by Janet Pinion took place on Sunday. Congratulations & thanks to Janet and all those who took part, raising £280 along the way for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Janet has penned an account of the day, listed all the clues (you’ll have to figure the locations out yourself), credited those who completed the entire hunt and detailed the involvement of a retired WSB champion in selecting a winner from the successful entries. Click here to read all about the day and discover the identity of the resourceful & lucky winner!

Motorcycle Charity Treasure Hunt

Ride our Charity Treasure Hunt on Sunday 13th June! £10 entry fee per bike, all proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance. Dinner for two with wine at our 2021 Christmas meal for the prize winner

Click here to download the entry form
Update: closing date for entries extended to Friday 11th June

Ride solo, with a pillion, or in a small group. Clues emailed at Saturday 12th at 6:00pm. Solve the clues, plan your route… and submit location selfies by Sunday 13th at 9:00pm. If all locations are correctly identified the total mileage is likely to be under 200 miles, depending on the route devised

Treasure locations all lie within or close to Cambridgeshire county boundary, each with a motorcycle connection. Crack the clues by any means you can, and visit as many self as possible before the deadline. Good luck!

 

THIS IS NOT A RACE
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN RIDING & SAFETY

This charity event suggested & devised by Janet Pinion

Girl on a Bike presentation

Our sister group Cambridge Advanced Motorists is hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 17th March at 7:30pm with Vanessa Ruck, author The Girl on a Bike, and have extended an invitation to our members. Read about Vanessa’s recovery from a bicycle accident and subsequent embrace of motorcycling at her Girl on a Bike blog, or watch the YouTube video just below

To request the meeting credentials please contact our Club Secretary Graham Maile using this link

From your Chairman & Events Coordinator

All Members & Associates will have received an email from club Secretary Graham Maile with links to reviews of 2020 from the perspectives of Chairman Mark Pawson and Events Coordinator Catherine Ryan. Links to these messages are reproduced below

Chairman – Remarks on 2020
Events Co-ordinator – Newsletter 2020

Committee members all join together to wish you all a happy Christmas. We all hope for good things in the New Year, and look forward to seeing you all in 2021

i2i Academy, June 2021

For the fourth year running members have the opportunity to finesse their riding skills on the MC1 & MC2 courses run by i2i Motorcycle Academy. In 2021 these will take place at RAF Coltishall, with dates provisionally set for Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 June 

If we book before Christmas we can secure the 2020 price of £270 (£288 thereafter). To qualify for an additional 10% group discount, we need to book a minimum of 10 places (7 members already registered their interest!)

The CAM Committee is subsidising the 2-day course for members who have not attended previously, reducing the price further. With early booking, group discount & club subsidy, the cost to members is £213 per person for both days. Members who have previously received the subsidy are welcome to attend again, but will pay £243. To secure these dates & prices I will need to firm up numbers soon, so if you would like to attend please email me (Catherine) using this link

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