Here we are again with your Club’s weekly newsletter. I am going to start off with a HUGE THANK YOU to Joanne Wehrle and the team at SYSRP/F&R (South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership/Fire & Rescue). Their latest road safety campaign, ‘Be the Best‘, has been promoting post-test training and SAM/RAM’s advanced motorcycling courses all over their social media networks. The team thoroughly deserves the support of all SAM members. Just look on your favourite social media channel and help them spread the word in our community by sharing their posts. Be sure to read Joanne’s new blog too. SYSRP/F&R are also having a Community Safety Open Day (details in the newsletter). If you would like to know more about their work, put the date in your diary and go and see what they do. SYSRP/F&R also provide all those freebies that you get on a SAM Club Night. If your hoodie is getting a bit smelly, you can get the new designs at the next SAM Club Night.
In this week’s newsletter there is some advice for riders from the Lincolnshire Police. The advice was put out for the Easter weekend, but as it will apply to riding at any time, have a read. DocBikes also point out that holiday times are the worst time of year for biker fatalities and offer some great tips for safer riding. FEMA are conducting a survey on motorcycle parking. In the ever-changing landscape of motorcycling why not give your opinion on it too. The Alliance of British Drivers is the latest road safety charity to criticise the latest changes to the Highway Code. They say that the changes creates ‘…a false sense of winners and losers’ and fails to enforce the belief amongst road users of a shared responsibility for personal safety.
Steve Bennett is still taking donations for his 24-hour charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. There is also a notice of the next SAM Club Night. Finally, as if we haven’t endured enough with persistent COVID, there are quite a few SAM Club members who are having a difficult time with some serious health problems. Everyone in your Club sends you the very best wishes at this difficult time in life. Stay in touch to share more stories about bikes, bikers and biking.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.