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National Police Chiefs Council Launches Scheme to Help Motorcycle Safety

A ‘new’ scheme, ‘Vulnerable Road Users Operation’, has been launched by the National Police Chiefs Council. It aims to target motorcyclists, to encourage them to become safer riders by taking further rider training. Suggested post-test training includes online and on-road BikeSafe courses, IAM/RoSPA and the DVSA Enhanced Rider courses. In addition, although it has never […]

Going Two-Up

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Introduction The late British Summer this year, occurring in the first weeks of Autumn, signals the time to travel two-up has arrived. Just before zooming off on the bike with all that rider and pillion can carry, we should reflect on the task. There is a lot to consider. Take time to read this article […]

E-Scooters: the menace of our time

As I walked down the road yesterday the silent menace arrived. A child, not more than 12 years old, riding an e-scooter down the middle of the road. An odd event? No. A common event? Yes, it’s an increasing problem. Oblivious to the risks both to herself and other road users. It’s time to take […]

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 – 19th August 2022

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Editorial Back to more mundane reporting in this week’s SAM Newsletter. The motorcycle touring season is in full swing, so we’ve got some different reading for you. First up, there is a frank article about touring with your ‘soul mate’. Now I’ve toured with a pillion for many years and some of the advice came […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 5th August 2022

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The SAM Chairman’s Annual Ride Out was great fun. I don’t know whether the route over rutted back roads was chosen to challenge riding ability or the bike’s suspension. It did both. Everyone had a great time talking about how bikes coped and very appreciatively about the challenging route. There was also a comment that, […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 22nd July 2022

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Editorial The self-organised group rideouts continue to help SAM members preserve and enhance their advanced riding skills. There are now more organised rides appearing on the calendar. On the 31st July there will be the ‘Ride for the Whiteknights’ ride. A day later, on the 1st August there will be the SAM Chairman’s Annual Ride. […]

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 […]

Group Chairs Webinars

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Thank you to all Group Chairs who accepted our personal invite to the IAM RoadSmart Group Chairs webinars during February. The webinars, hosted by Amanda Smith (Head of Field Service Delivery) and Peter Serhatlic (Regional Service Delivery Team Manager North) ably assisted by the ASDMs, were delivered over the course of 2 weeks to 131 […]

Sharing the Road

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Richard Gladman, Head of Driving and Riding at IAM RoadSmart, discusses how we can use some of the key skills from Advanced Riding or Driving to make the roads a safer place for all users. The skills learnt can be used to make a positive impact on safety when sharing the road with vulnerable road […]