SAM Newsletter – 3rd September 2021

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - Photo by Darren Wray

Editorial

We’re flying through the air with the greatest of ease this week. Yamaha is looking to put a boxer engined drone in the sky. Darren Wray sent us drone pictures from last Saturday’s SAM meeting at Meadowhall Retail Park and Tom Cruise jumps out of a helicopter with a motorbike. I’ll bet there is not much left of that bike! They say things come around again. The Spen Valley Civic Society and Panthers Owners Club have memorialised Phelon and Moore Motorcycles with an information board about the motorcycle manufacturer in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire.  A 1963 Panther 250cc was my first motorbike and it took me all over the UK. Maybe a ride in homage to my first bike is in order. I’ve never been a fan of hanging off the seat but I do admire those who can do it well. Riding upright and leaning into corners is about as far as I go. If you have children/grandchildren then read about LEGO joining the motorcycling circus with six new bikes and flywheels for hours of fun. I’ll bet there will be more than a few grown up children who will have a lot of fun with them too. These stories and a lot more have been garnered for your reading pleasure.

To ensure that anyone interested in SAM activities, the SAM and Survival Skills newsletters are also on the SAM website and our social media networks; so, everyone can read, enjoy and share. Until next week…

Stay healthy and ride safe, Ed


Update: Guidance Secretary cover: Andy Frith (Chief National Observer) has volunteered to cover the Guidance Secretary’s duties until the SAM Committee can find a replacement for Steve Bennett. We hope to have a someone in place in the Autumn this year. We would like to thank Steve for his very dedicated service. We’re sure that SAM members will want to ensure that Andy can get any help that he needs.


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