Maintenance Day is back!

Saturday 16 October. Hinchingbrooke Police Headquarters. £10
See the Events Calendar for further details

Maintenance Day: the ideal opportunity to refresh your knowledge of – or gain invaluable insight into – a selection of basic maintenance tasks for your bike. Demonstrations by some of our club’s most experienced members look into maintaining your chain, electrics & brakes, and how to adjust and personalise the controls of your bike. There is also a practical demonstration on how to give your bike a thorough clean to keep it looking good

The event will start at 9.45 am with tea, coffee,biscuits & an introduction. Demonstrations will commence at 10.00am, with the day finishing at around 1.00pm. In addition to presentations by our own members,  accident investigator James from Cambridgeshire Constabulary will give a talk on the forensic investigations which follow serious accidents

Meet the Examiner

Hauxton Centre, Thursday 14th October, 7:30 to 9:30pm
Email Catherine to request a place. Details in the Events Calendar

The ever-popular Meet the Examiner evening is back! For those working towards their Advanced Test this is opportunity to meet our IAM Examiner PC Simon Burgin and to ask questions about what he is expecting, and therefore priority will be given to Associates as places are limited. However, Simon’s talks are always insightful and entertaining, whether you’re a seasoned rider or a more recent one, and we’ll fit in as many full members as space allows

Request a place now to avoid disappointment!

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

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)

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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