Roy Clark (Membership Secretary) lost his wife, Kim, this week. Kim developed early onset Alzheimer’s disease and was in a care home for many years. The deepest sympathies of all SAM members are with Roy at this very sad time.
It’s Summer! Motorcycle trips are springing up everywhere, so in your newsletter this week there is plenty of advice about travelling by bike. This includes advice about travelling 2-up, riding in a war zone and European touring. There is even an article on how to tour Europe on a budget. In these financially constrained times that’s definitely worth a read. If, instead of riding your bike, you are trailering it, there is a good read about tying it down. Even if you think you know it all, it’s always worth a read to find the nuggets that you don’t know.
The Can-Am Ryker is being recalled because the handlebars might break in normal use. If you feel like going electric, there is a comprehensive article from Bennetts Insurance on electric scooters and mopeds.
Onto riding skills. There are a couple of articles about hill starts and back wheel sliding on the track.
SAM activities are picking up apace. There is the ‘Rev & Relics’ ride in aid of the Whiteknights Blood Bikes on the 31st July. The SAM Chairman’s Rideout on the 1st August. Steve Harper’s Green Lane Bimble on the 10th August. We are exploring other social events for SAM members so make sure you look at the SAM website calendars regularly. There’s lots more interesting stuff and this week I haven’t used one item from the SAM Facebook social media feed! Until next week, happy reading.
Ways to stay in touch with your Club!
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