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!

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

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 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