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SAM Weekly Newsletter – 9th June 2023

Editorial

There is a lot happening in the SAM Club now. Have you booked your place(s) on the SAM Summer Picnic? Have you booked your place on the EXCLUSIVE British Superbike School track day offer? Have you passed on the ‘Trainee to Traveller’ discounted CBT offer for SAM member’s friends, family and Club followers? Supporting your Club is a great way to show your appreciation for all the hard work that goes into sourcing and organising these events on your behalf. Oh, while I remember, the Autumn Breakfast is booked and details will be shared later.

There is more good news from your SAM Club. We had 3 FIRST passes and Associates received their certificates at the last SAM Club night. Parking is getting much more problematic at the Treeton Miners Welfare Club, so we are actively exploring suitable alternatives. If you have any ideas, just let a member of the SAM Committee know. We very much appreciate your help.

The SAM Committee has been exploring other ways to make the SAM Club night even more enjoyable. One suggestion is to have a film session. Whilst the Chief National Observer and Editor are discussing what might be suitable, perhaps you have some ideas that you can share with us. 

In other news, Andy Frith (Chief National Observer) is progressing the transition training of Local Observers to National Observers. It’s quite a task and I’m sure that all SAM members appreciate Andy’s efforts on behalf of us all. The design for the SAM digital business card has been updated and is easily accessible and shareable from your phone. New posters, based on the same design as our business card, are being ordered. These will be used at events to promote the SAM Club. They also mean that any SAM volunteer, discussing our services at an event, will be able to direct the enquirer to the right information. This includes, getting a copy of the digital business card to share with others, an information pamphlet, requesting a First Ride Assessment and signing up for an advanced rider course.

In the rest of your newsletter this week, there is a lot of anger at the epidemic of motorcycle thefts. This is mainly aimed at motorcycle manufacturers for not doing more to make it really difficult/impossible to steal a motorcycle. Police forces are criticised for treating motorcycle theft  as an event that doesn’t warrant any effective response. As motorcycle riders and especially advanced motorcycle riders, we each have a personal responsibility to ensure that our bikes are as safe as they can be. There’s a lot more for you to enjoy, so happy reading.


Helping the Whiteknights Blood Bikes

We are stepping up our partnership with the Whiteknights Blood Bikes. When attending promotional events, the Whiteknights often get people wanting to volunteer to be a Blood Biker. Of course, they always steer them to the SAM Group to complete advanced rider training. The Whiteknights need help from SAM members to explain, encourage and support potential Associates to take up advanced rider training. SAM Members can you help out? We need volunteers to help out at the following events.

DateEvent
17th June 2023Braithwell Classic Car & Bike
1st July 2023Bike Fest – Outwood Academy

Ways to stay in touch with your Club!

It’s really easy to stay in touch with your Club! We provide emails, a website and use social media accounts for you to contact us. All of which is free of any cost to the Club. If you are not getting the Club information circulated, or simply want to tell us something, just let us know at sam-editor@iam-sheffield.bike. We’ll be happy to ensure that we stay in touch with you. You can also now sign up for Club emails on the SAM website.

Paul Conway
Editor & Webmaster, Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists

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