NAM Newsletter

The Riders chronicles is no more as is now replaced by the NAM newsletter. As before this newsletter is published on a bi monthly basis and endeavours to cover all manner of topics relating to NAM and motorcycling in general.

The quality and success of the newsletter is greatly dependant on the information and articles it contains. Trying to source content that is useful and entertaining is a great challenge, so if you feel that the newsletter could be improved, please don't just grumble quietly in the background, help improve the quality and make the editors life easier by providing content or idea's of your own. If you come across an interesting article, story or web link, then pass it on for consideration by the editor David Henderson.

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Issue 1 2017

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In this issue: Chairmans remarks • Notes from the editor • Training Team • Some bikes wot I've owned • Magic boots • Special Moments • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 4 2016

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In this issue: Chairmans remarks • Notes from the editor • A bit of my bike history • Alderson Law • Magic boots • Not My Area of Specialism • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 3 2016

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In this issue: Chairmans remarks • Notes from the editor • Training • Blink and You'll Miss it - Luxembourg Trip • A South American Adventure; • Pass Successes • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 2 2016

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In this issue: Chairmans remarks • Notes from the editor • Training • Paddy Jarvis - chief observer • An inspection of the Borders; • Secretaries Piece • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 1 2016

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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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Issue 3 2015

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • Notes from the editor • Training • Near Misses • Cafes worth a visit • Fish and Chip shop rides • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 2 2015

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Meet the Training Team • Rideouts and Events • A trip to Ireland • The Workshop • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 1 2015

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Bikes are the answer • Meet the Committee • Driving Licence Changes • Riding with the Enemy • and yes there's much more.

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Issue 2 2014

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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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Spring 2014

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Plush suspension • Laminar Lip Review • Lowering a Triumph Explorer • Planning a Ride Out • and yes there's much more.

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Autumn 2013

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Alpine adventure • Caption competition • Equipment test - visor bag • Into the Czech Republic • and yes there's much more.

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Spring 2013

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Escape to Colditz - the run for home • 2013 Triumph Trophy - first impressions • Northumbria University - Market Research • Europe 2012 - The broken toilet tour • and yes there's much more.

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Autumn and Winter 2012

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Escape to Colditz • Lonliness of the Long Distance biker • Filtering master class • Honda NC700X first impressions • and yes there's more.

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Spring and Summer 2012

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the new editor • Royal Enfields in Nepal • Pitlochry • Triumph Tiger Explorer • and much too much more to mention.

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Winter 2011

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • The Committee• • Normandy Trip • Info on June Rideout• Riding in Nepal• and even a quiz, what more do you want.

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Summer/Autumn 2011

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • Filtering• North West 200 Warts and All • Berwick upon Tweed to Kirkwall Orkney • Meeting and Rideout Dates• And there is a whole lot more.

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Spring 2011

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • The history of NAM• 2nd Installment of Michael's and Alice's Diary • Safer doesn't mean Slower • Advanced Training and Riding Works• And there is a whole lot more.

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Winter 2010

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • Teaching CBT • The ride to the wall • A Tuscan adventure ... • A Motorcycling diary• And there is lots more - with a bit of self analysis to boot.

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Autumn 2010

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • IAM national motorcycle conference • Got the Gloves all I need is the bike • Road to Morocco - part 2 • Bike restoration • Paul's Story • And there is lots more - with colour photos and everything - in another top quality newsletter.

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Summer 2010

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In this issue: Chairmans notes • Membership matters • VFR1200F road test • Bob, Pat and THAT Cloud • I could go on but there is absolutly loads in this bumper issue.

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Spring 2010

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In this issue: Page 3 • Chairmans & Editors notes • Speed Limit Signs • Crossword • Why Turkey - well why not? Final Chapter • Why we joined NAM • My first encounters of being a pillion • Pat on the Back • View from the back seat • Forthcoming events & much much more.

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January/February 2010

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In this issue: Page 3 • Chairmans & Editors notes • Musings of a rideout co-ordinator • Group rides and speeding • Quiz • Why Turkey - well why not? • Bob's Blog • Forthcoming events & much much more.

This is the first issue of our newsletter in its new format. The excellent Riders Chronicles was getting too expensive to produce and distribute so a change was needed. David Henderson was given the job of coming up with something which is informative and high quality which we could distribute easily using the website, email and even paper. By clicking on the picture of the newsletter you can view it in pdf format, you'll need a plug-in to do this get the Adobe Reader plugin

November/December 2009

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In this issue: Ramblings • Resignation • 160 horses • Yamaha XJ6 • Appeal • Treasure hunt • Wales trip & Riders tips.

If you're a member of NAM, you should receive 'Riders Chronicles' through the post. However, you can also read the online newsletter (4.8MB, requires Adobe PDF plugin).

Don't forget, we are always on the lookout for articles and news for future editions of the newsletter. If you have any memories, stories, anecdotes, news, tips, idea's etc. that you would like to share with the group, then please contact the editor via the information on the back page of the newsletter. Don't worry if your stories are disorganized, we will be more than happy to edit the story for inclusion in Riders' Chronicles.

September/October 2009

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In this issue: Ramblings • So so true • Donnington • Cotswolds • Riders tips • Man about the house • Funnies • Planning a rideout • BBQ pics • Rideout pics & much more.

July/August 2009

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In this issue: BBQ • Farce • Book review • Knickers • Tips • Concerns • Llareggub • May morning • Pitlochry • Museum B & much more.

May/June 2009

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In this issue: Ramblings • On the side • Scottoiler • Good and bad • Reviews • Rider's tips • TDM review • Early years • Slow lane • Another day • A to B & much more.

March/April 2009

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In this issue: How many? • Dreary Jan afternoon • Fly-Ride • I remember • Restoration • Black forrest • Winter rant • Train chase • Profile • March guest & much more.

January/February 2009

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In this issue: Letters • Crossword • HRC Trip • Rider Tips • Wrong way • Sounds • Charlie and Ewan • Winter • Ducati trips & much more.

September/October 2008

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In this issue: Slow riding • Wrong way round • Letters • Yesteryear and today • Riders tips • Crisp packet • Off road • Obituary • Members experiences • Test passes • New member & much more.

July/August 2008

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In this issue: Ramblings • Cameras • Helmets • Riders tips • Road test • Rideouts • Bike history • Pitlochry • Slow riding • Funnies • letters & much more.

May/June 2008

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In this issue: Ramblings • Team rideout • Cheap GPS • Riders tips • Members bike • Observers meeting • Bike show • March hare run • G.N.A.A.S & much more.

March/April 2008

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In this issue: Ramblings • Slower progress • Last rideout 2007 • Riders tips • Harley experience • Accessories • Events 2008 • Get a grip & much more.

January/February 2008

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In this issue: Nick's rideout • Nelson H & S • Shopping blues • Slow riding • RT and Friends • Short way round • Riders tips • Funnies • Wordsearch • New committee • Bike for sale & much more.

November/December 2007

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In this issue: AGM date • Gone is the Fazer • Crossword • Scottish rally • Wedding • Riders tips • Threat to Editor • Canada biking • Biggles rides again! • Test passes • Funnies & much more.

September/October 2007

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In this issue: Chairmans chatter • Around Scotland • Jimmy Guthrie • Are you a leftie? • Saddle sore 2000 • Riders tips • Alternative weekend • June rideout • Fish & chips • Classic bikes & much more.

July/August 2007

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In this issue: April ride • Funnies • Word search • Cornering clinics • Pitlochry • Turkey • Pillions perspective • May ride & much more.

May/June 2007

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In this issue: Crossword • Regional organiser • Accidents • Letters • Archives • Our hero • Riders' tips • BSA aged 60 • Turkey trip II • Diagnosis tool • G.N.A.A. • Obituary & much more.

February/March 2007

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In this issue: New committee • Bike care • Crossword • Rideout Query • New world • Rider's tips • Xmas raffle • Funnies • Agony aunts • Safer motoring • Group auction • Turkey trip • Xmas dinner photos & much more.

December-2006/January-2007

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In this issue: Jaguar visit • Xmas dinner • If..... • Mistakes • Wordsearch • Rider's tips • Peter's tale • Buddhist's • Going Dutch • I.O.M. 2006 & much more.

October/November 2006

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In this issue: Fish & chips • Donington • AGM • Mistakes • Crossword • Rider's tips • Hole digger • First aid • Holiday tale • Small ferry • Bikers 'If' & much more.