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

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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 […]

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 […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 21st July 2023

Editorial It’s been another really interesting week in the world of motorcycling. The SAM Club Summer Picnic was very well attended and everyone had a really good time. However, the 10 members who booked a place and didn’t attend cost the SAM Club £90. The number of meals was pre-booked, so we were committed to […]

SAM Weekly Newsletter – 14th July 2023

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - weekly newsletter 14th July 2023

Editorial It’s been a really interesting week in motorcycling. Apart from the excitement, thrills and spills of MotoGP, British Superbikes, the Kells and Skerries road races, there is a lot happening. It emerged this week that motorcycle manufacturers are considering halting or severely limiting the development of 125cc bikes. In the UK, these bikes make […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 7th July 2023

Editorial Here we are again, your weekly digest of everything motorcycling. Just a reminder that there will be NO SAM meetings in August (or January!). We are all off riding and at the end of year recovering from Christmas! Fran and Paul staffed the SAM stall at the Shafton Bikefest. Organised by the Outwood Academy […]

SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 30th June 2023

Editorial I’m back! Did you miss me? Whether you did or didn’t here is the SAM news I’ve gathered this week. Steve Bennet raised £800 for the Poppy Appeal. He was also Observer for Alexis Scott who achieved a FIRST in her advanced rider test. It’s the Shafton Bike Fest tomorrow. Jayne Bell has very […]