Going Two-Up

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - Annual Photo Competition 2023

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 […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 8th September 2023

Editorial It’s been a great week for the SAM Club. Tim Lupton and Matt Lee both passed their National Observer test. Faiz Yaqub passed his advanced rider test with a ‘First’ (that’s a pass with full marks and no faults). All members send their congratulations and thank Tim and Matt for their continued dedication in […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 1st September 2023

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - Supporting the Whiteknights NHS Blood Bikes

Editorial As pointed out last week, the UK Government continues to drag its feet on making riding safer for bikers. Whether it’s CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)changes agreed in 2017, taking VAT (Value Added Tax)off biker safety clothing, or repairing the highways. Research has shown that a 10% increase in PTW (Powered Two Wheel) use would […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 25th August 2023

Editorial Yes, I’m back from my riding holiday to Weston-super-mare to see family and friends. Go away for a week and there is a lot to catch up on in the world of motorcycling. IAM RoadSmart, along with other motorcycle representatives, is keeping up the pressure on the UK Government to implement measures that would […]

Calling all Motorcycle CBT Training Providers

At Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists (SAM) we often get enquiries from members of the public wanting to access a motorcycle CBT course. We do not offer such courses and refer these enquirers to local motorcycle training providers. As a road safety charity, through our affiliation with IAM RoadSmart, we focus on advanced motorcycle training for riders who have […]

The Hidden Threat: Disposable Vapes and the Menace to Motorcyclists

Hello fellow riders and safety-conscious citizens! Today, we’re delving into a matter that has been lurking on the surface of our roads, endangering not just our beloved two-wheelers, but also the noble efforts of our NHS Blood Bikers. We’re talking about the discarded disposable vapes that create  dangerous punctures in our motorcycle tyres. Buckle up, […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 11th August 2023

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - SAM Club Newsletter 11th August 2023

Editorial There isn’t a biker that has ridden a bike who doesn’t know the importance of road grip. Those butt-clenching moments when grip is lost, front or back, present – especially if it happens without warning – a heart-stopping moment as you ensure that control is returned to the rider, not the tarmac. This week […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 4th August 2023

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - SAM Newsletter 4th August 2023

Editorial There is a chance for you to make your voice heard on the future of motorcycle training. Following a consultation 6 years ago, the UK Department for Transport agreed to implement reforms to the hotch-potch of pathways to getting a motorcycle licence. Read a summary of the proposed changes on the MCN website. The […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 28th July 2023

Editorial Just a quick reminder that there won’t be SAM Club nights or Committee meetings in August 2023 or January 2024. We are out riding and recovering from Christmas! There is now a separate index of your SAM Club weekly newsletters on the SAM website. Now you can easily find any articles that you may […]

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 […]