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Why not enjoy a free Taster Session with one of NAM's Observers.
Join us for a free observed ride of approximately one hour at a time to suit you.
The ride gives an introduction to Advanced Riding along with invaluable feedback.
Albermarle Barracks - The return of the enjoyable skills days, do silly stuff, realise it wont harm you, go back for more, enhance your abilities. 21st of May & 25th June (Mike Briant leading).
Heighley Gate Garden Cente - Slow but steady - designed for associates but open to all, a relaxed environment for having a chat and riding at a snails pace. 26th May & 19th August ( Jack Stewart Leading).
Dont forget to book your 1 -2 -1 with a member of the training team, contact Eric Fitzpatrick.
The Training Team are always open to requests and suggestions, preferably ones we are physically capable of achieving.
Some will know and some may not know that the club used to arrange a weekend away in September to a group activity centre called Derwent Hill in Portinscale, near Keswick.
April and myself were in Portinscale on Tuesday and called into the centre to find out the possibility of returning this year with the club.
Briefly the centre is available the last weekend in September (23rd - 25th).
They have 10 double rooms, 2 twin rooms and 3 singles (all ensuite).
The cost would be £149 pp on a full board basis ie. a buffet meal on the Friday evening, breakfast and packed lunch on Saturday, a sit down meal on Saturday evening, breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday (there are no activities included).
If we can get more than 14 to attend we can have sole use of the place.
We would need to let them know asap and pay a 25% deposit of £37.50 pp at the time of booking. They cannot reserve without a deposit so it is essential we arrange this quickly.
Portinscale itself is a lovely little village with a fabulous cafe and a good pub within walking distance of the centre. You can walk into Keswick within 10 minutes. There are great walks nearby and equally good roads for a ride out whichever you prefer.
Could interest be expressed here in the first instance and if enough wish to partake we will give details regarding payment of deposit then go ahead and book.
Either email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page to express interest
We ask the members who have booked to go to Pitlochry for the balance of payment for their rooms, this should be made by the end of March.
Payment can be made either at the March club Night to Dr Simon Parry or by internet banking.
The balances are:
Single Rooms £120-00
Twin std & Double std £210-00
Double Scenic £252-00
Payment should be made to Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists.
Internet payments should be made to the events account:
Sort Code 20-58-17 Acc No 93220117.
Remember to put your name as a reference so we can tell who has paid.
Thanks for your assistance , looking forward to a good weekend at Pitlochry
In this issue: Chairmans remarks • Notes from the editor • Training • Paddy Jarvis - chief observer • Cafes worth a visit • Certificates • A Brief Hisory of NAM • and yes there's much more.
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Following the recent announcement at the club night we are now offering 1-2-1 training sessions with a member of the Training Team for all full members.
These can be arranged by contacting Eric using the email address email@example.com.
In a recent poll this was rated the second highest desired training members requested. So if you have been through your test some time ago, or just want a refresher then please get in touch.
You will be asked to contribute £15 to the observers costs.
The follow is a link to a document which describes the selection criteria for those wanting to become Observers.
It outlines how to prepare for the Observer role, the selection method, the training that will take place and the continued development Observers need to agree to.
It also outlines the progression through the various Observer positions i.e. National Observer, Training Team and Chief Observer.
The number of new Observers required will be determined annually, dependant upon expected demand and retirements.
If you require any further information, please contact any member of the Training Team.
The observer criteria can be found here - Observer Selection Criteria († 31kb PDF)
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 by cheque but this has to be made in the first two weeks of January. If paying by cheque put you NAM membership number on the back.
Thanks for prompt payment!
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.
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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