SAM Weekly Newsletter – 21st October 2022

Editorial The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are turning, presenting new challenges for all riders. It’s time to start thinking about ensuring that our riding skills are up to the task. Sometimes we can ‘forget’ that our skills are a little rusty. In the melee of life, with so many other worries in these […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 14th October 2022

Editorial I’m back! You have a newsletter packed full of interesting items this week. Let’s start with the Autumn Breakfast. You can book your place(s) on the SAM website. It’s been a really interesting time for the SAM Club. The last Club Night saw a new innovation, a Speaker presenting over Zoom. From all reports […]

SAM Autumn Breakfast 22nd October 2022

22nd October 2022 – 9.30am -11am All SAM members, their family and friends are warmly invited to the SAM Autumn Breakfast. Book your place(s) with the SAM website form NOW! The SAM Autumn Breakfast will take place at The Moorlands Owler Bar, Baslow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3BQ

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 26th August 2022

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists Annual Photograph Competition 2020

Editorial We have to start with the unhappy news that the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is being wound up at the end of this year. The future of road safety services for bikers in our area, at this point, remains uncertain. Road safety services are being devolved to the Metropolitan Boroughs in South Yorkshire. […]

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 […]

Steve’s Mad Ride…the FULL story!

It is well known that bikers like a challenge. Whether it’s going around the world, crossing an inhospitable desert, or simply crossing a continent.  These challenges of both rider and machine take serious dedication, patience, courage and tenacity. Some bikers though make the effort to succeed in the most unlikely ways. So it was that […]

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 […]