Monthly meetings

NAM meets on the second Tuesday of every month and provides an opportunity to get together with your mates and like minded people, catch up on any club news and provide any feedback you may have. Details are...

During the summer months, the meetings are informal and may take the form of rideouts, BBQ's or chip shop runs etc.

During winter months, the meetings will generaly include talks on biking and other related/interesting topics. These talks are usualy presented by invited guest speakers.

The following is a preliminary timetable of forth coming meetings, but please note that like NAM itself, many of the speakers are presenting on a voluntary basis and for various reasons may have to postphone or cancel at very short notice.

NAM Meetings 2018

When Where What
9 January West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

First meeting of 2018.

The History of Route 66

Known as the ‘Mainstreet of America’ or “Mother Road”. Route 66 is 2767 miles long from Chicago to Los Angeles. It crosses three time zones and 9 States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California

Simon Parry offers an insight into the history of the route

13 February West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

i2i Motorcycle Training - will be talking to us about their unique train style and courses for 2018.

13 March West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

Spain, an illustrated talk" by Geoffrey Toscano, traveller, photographer and hispanophile.

10 April West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

A representative from the Great North Air Ambulance Service will give a talk with video on the work of the charity

A question and answer session will follow.

8 May West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

Evening ride with Michael Sutherland all welcome we are going to the Drift Cafe

12 June Meet at Seaton Burn for this event.

Evening Ride and Social. Same route as last year; an anticlockwise loop through Northumberland, ending at West Denton Fire Station. Non-riders can meet us there. Fish and chips will be pre-ordered at the start of the ride for delivery to the Fire Station at the end.

The route is here ( as a PDF)

The route in Google maps here

The route as a sat nav gpx file here

10 July Meet at Seaton Burn for this event.

The NAM July Chip Shop Ride - starts at Seaton Burn as usual and then into the Tyne Valley via Wylam and Corbridge, circle around Aydon Castle and ends at Ponteland

ALL WELCOME - Meet from 6.30pm for a briefing and 7pm start.

14 August

TBC

Summer Evening Ride with Ian Du Rose - watch out for further details

11 September West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

A change to the planned evening - Jack Stewart has arranged for us to be visited by staff from Plugzz, a company from Cleveland which makes custom made ear protection.

This is an opportunity to have a presentation on the advantages of the product and then have an impression taken. By being able to do this at our meeting members can save the potential cost of visiting a local representative to have the impression made. We are promised that the prices for the ear protection will be 'show prices'

Also on the agenda is a short talk by Gordon Wilson on the progress and preparations he has made for his fund-raising trip to the USA next year. It had been planned to hold a fund raising quiz evening to benefit Gordon's appeal but this has been postponed to another evening

Everyone welcome, especially new members - hope to see you all there

9 October West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

They haven't mentioned it very much so you may not know but out Chairman and Chief Observer, along with their wives (long-suffering?) have been on the trip of a lifetime to South East Asia.

Sit back and enjoy them the ride as they reminisce for our benefit.

13 November West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

16th Annual General Meeting. Ask questions, meet, greet and grill the committee then vote.

One of the most important events in the NAM calendar

11 December West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB.

The Grand Christmas Raffle and Mince Pie Extravaganza.