No December Meeting.
Please note that there will be no December Members Meeting as the Britannia Christmas Party is taking its place.
The next scheduled meeting is the second Tuesday in January which is 13th January, 2015.
As always 7:00pm opening for a 7:30pm start.
The rideouts page has now all the dates for next years rideouts.
How about leading your own rideout this year?
Ian Du Rose asks anyone who wishes to organise a rideout to contact him. Ian provides all the support you'll need, just bring your idea for a route and take it from there.
The planning for this years Christmas party is well under way.
The party will be held at the Britannia hotel who will serving us a three course Christmas meal.
The entertainment will be provided by a live band and disco
Cost is £19.80 with a £5.00 deposit, balance payable by 1st December.
David and John will be taking payments at the forth coming club nights.
If you wish to stay the night after the party the Britannia are offering bed and breakfast at £45 per room, contact Natalie on 0191 4019988 to make your booking.
More information from David on the forum Christmas Party 2014
Chaz Davies is a world champion motorcycle racer. But, amazingly, only passed his road test this summer. Now he's going back to school for further training. See how he gets on this episode as he meets up with fellow bikers, and comedian Alan Davies, for their first riding assessment.
Have you ever considered further training?
See Chaz and Alan in training on youtube - Back to School
Thanks to Barry for this.
Loads more pictures on our Photo page
In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • France - The Anti-clockwise way round • Touring - The Second Time Around • Inconspicuous Ingenuity • Northumbria Blood Bikes • and yes there's much more.
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Loads more pictures on our Photo page
Please fill in this very short survey which will help the training team identify which would be popular events for NAM.
Kevin has pulled together a advanced biking quiz for you to try. biking quiz
We've managed to get a great set of discounts with Newcastle Motorcycles. You need to be a member of NAM, to prove this you need to show your IAM card when making a purchase.
Martin has added the details on the Online Forum - Newcastle Motorcycles Discounts
There is another round of scam emails - this time pretending to come from Wilf.
The emails says Wilf is in foreign parts and needs money to help him get home - this is NOT true - do not send money or reply to the email.
We've created a new page to display the NAM and IAM items you can purchase.
Click on the link on the side bar or this link for more details Merchandising
We are now asking all of our members to pay their £15 subs by standing order.
This reduces the work load on our Treasurer and Membership Secretary and prompt payment makes it easier to plan the finances for the club.
Here is the standing order form - print it out, add your details and give it in to your bank. standing order.
If you are making a bank payment make sure you have a reference, your name will do, so we know who has paid. You can use the bank details on the standing order form.
You can still pay with cash and cheque but this has to be made in January and we have to charge £20 to reflect the addition cost and effort involved.
Thanks for prompt payment!
NAM are offering the opportunity of a free rider assessment to all motorcyclists who are considering advanced training.
The rider assessment consists of an hour long (approx) rideout with one of our trained Observers, after which you'll get honest feedback about your abilities and what you should work on to improve your riding.
You must be in possession of a full motorcycle licence and your own taxed and insured motorcycle.
To find out more use our Contact Page to request further information.
The IAM skills for life package is the usual way of of joining the IAM and starting your motorcycle training. The IAM are now offering this at a discounted price.
To find out more click here Skills For Life Package
Remember to name Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists when you apply our IAM group number is 4245.
RCMS are offering NAM members a discount on their Sat Nav and motorcycle security equipment
More details here
After 'the first on scene' talk we had in the February club meeting there have been a few useful ideas sent my way.
The first is a youtube video explaining how we can make best use of our mobile phones in an emergency. YouTube, Using your Mobile Phone in an Emergency
Thanks to Michael Wilkinson for this.
The second was suggested by a few club members notably Paul Connell and partner.
ICE (In Case of Emergency) are contacts you put in your mobile phone address book to help the emergency services find out who to contact if you are involved in an incident. This link to a BBC article explains it much better than I can.
Help the club when you buy goods online. It makes no difference to what you pay for your purchases but the club gets a donations - money for nothing!
If you need a hand signing up find me at a club night and I can help you sign up then and there.
DaveS - I'll be the one with the laptop pc usually helping with the projector.
Our very own Kevin Wellden and Louise Atkinson are now up and running with their holiday cottages in Brittany France and are ready to take bookings. They are, of course, biker friendly and welcome club members whether on their bikes or not!
Sunshine, glorious scenery, fabulous food, no traffic and no tolls!
Kevin and Louise are pleased to offer NAM members 20% off their published prices, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07960 913006 for more information
Now listed on Sawday's Special Places to Stay!
More details can be found on their website, click on the picture to open it.
There's an easy way you can help raise funds for NAM. Simply fill in a Gift Aid form and hand it to a committee member.
You have to be a full group member and a tax payer.
For more details and the forms to down load follow this link to the forum. Gift Aid
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