SAM Weekly Newsletter – 9th September 2022

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists

Editorial I was reminded this week of one of the principal reasons for belonging to an advanced motorcycling Club. The collective brain. In an advanced motorcycle club, like the SAM Club, there is a massive wealth of knowledge about bikes, riding and how to be a better rider. A real feeling of camaraderie pervades the […]

Riding Hairpin Bends with Fran Thompson

When: Wed, 14 September, 10:00 – 12:00 Where: Norfolk Arms, 2 Ringinglow Rd, Sheffield S11 7TS, UK (map) DescriptionWe only have 6 places, so it’s first come first served! Ride starts from the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow, cuts through Fulwood to Rivelin then across to Bradfield and onto Strines. Finishes up at Windmill Cafe above […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 2nd September 2022

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists Annual Photograph Competition 2020

Editorial As we move toward Autumn it’s time to get in as much riding as possible and prepare for riding in inclement weather. The SAM Club doesn’t stop riding because the weather is poor, but we do assess it every time we ride. Riding over the Winter months ensures that all our advanced riders can […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 12th August 2022

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - SAM Club's Green Lane Bimble

Editorial There was a good turnout of SAM Club members last Saturday. I missed it! I came home Friday tea time and the ‘newish’ electric door wouldn’t open! The manual turning pole didn’t work either. The result was that the car was outside the garage and the bike was inside. The repairer had to fit […]

Roy’s Crazy Hike for Altzheimer’s Research

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - Charity events - please support as generously a you can. Thank you

Hello! I’m fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society. Here’s my JustGiving page, if you’d like to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/…/trek26peakdistrict13miles… Doing this walk in honour of my wife Kim who has recently passed away, thanks to all those that have already donated.

Steve Harper’s Green Lane Bimble

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - Committee Member

Wed, 10 August, 18:15 – 22:00 WhenWed, 10 August, 06:15 – 09:15 Where Norfolk Arms, 2 Ringinglow Rd, Sheffield S11 7TS, UK (map) Description This 3-hour ride, led by Steve Harper, of gentle Green Laning. Numbers are limited, so you can send Steve your details. He will run several rideout’s, so come along and have […]

SAM Club Chairman’s Rideout

Mon, 1 August, 18:30 – 22:00 Where Treeton Miners Welfare, Arundel St, Treeton, Rotherham S60 5PW, UK (map) Description SAM Chairman’s Annual Ride. Meet at 6.30pm to leave at 7pm. ALL SAM members and Associates welcome. This is where SAM Club members show their knowledge and discipline when applying their advanced riding skills. There will […]

Neurodiversity & Observation Webinar Invite

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - neurodiversity webinar

News for Trustees, Group Chairs, Group Secretaries, Treasurers, Chief Observers,Group Committee Members, Examiners, National and Local Observers and all active Group OfficialsNeurodiversity and Observation Webinar inviteTuesday 30 March – 7pm to 8pm Register now IAM RoadSmart would like to invite you to join us for our live online talk, as we raise awareness of Neurodiversity. We will be […]

Driving home from hospital

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - driving home from hospital

Back in February 2020, as a soon-to-be first-time mum and a member of IAM RoadSmart, I had so many fears going through my mind as my due date crept around the corner. “What if I go into labour in the car?…What if I’m screaming in the car on the way to hospital and it distracts […]

Pensioners have more penalty points than young drivers

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - pensioners penalty points

There are more than 304,000 pensioners (over 65s) currently driving on UK roads with penalty points on their licence, nearly 25 times the number of young teenage drivers – of which there are just over 12,000 with penalty points. The findings, which came from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the DVLA by the […]