Some great news this week, Biker Down is BACK!! Bikers are more likely to stop and offer help at a road traffic accident, so NOW is the right time to update your knowledge and skills. It’s a really great way to spend a couple of hours learning about incident management, assessing casualties and delivering the latest first aid. You might need these skills if you travel to the Czech Republic which has just agreed to look at making the speed limit the highest in Europe. Everyone seems a bit dumbfounded by the decision, but that’s politicians for you. Back home it seems that, in addition to not knowing anything about the new Highway Code rules, drivers are deliberately ignoring them; particularly when it comes to the safety of pedestrians. More changes may be coming as the UK Government considers the introduction of speed limiters in all new vehicles. Many elderly drivers are not pleased. It’s always a tragedy when a biker loses their life, but having a tracker on his phone helped teenagers to lead a mother to the site of the accident. There is no upside here, but it shows that trackers can get you help quickly. If you have a 2022 Triumph Trident you should know that there is a recall notice because the side stand might break. A replacement is offered for free. There’s lots more to read, so enjoy and share with your family and friends.
Whilst you are all out and about, have some fun, just stop and take a snap to upload or send in for the SAM Annual Photo Competition. The entry form is set up on the website. You can upload up to 10 images, in either *.jpg or *.png format. Don’t forget to give a number and label to each photo in the text box. Our security ensures that only suitable images are uploaded and will rename the file to prevent any subsequent access to it. You can upload your entries here, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be announced at the SAM AGM in April.
Anyone interested in SAM activities can find them, including the SAM and Survival Skills newsletters, on the SAM website. SAM Club members can find all the latest Club events on the website’s Calendar. Read, enjoy and share your Club’s newsletter with ALL your friends and family. Until next week stay healthy and ride safely.