Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

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Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

Postby admin » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:56 pm

To All SAM Associates.

Motorcycle Dexterity & Control Days (a.k.a. Slow Riding Days)

By popular demand Mike Roberts and Derek Barker are running Motorcycle Dexterity & Control Days just for associates (plus a training event for Observers).

For every motorcycle spill that makes the local papers, there are many more which never get much publicity. How many of you in your time riding have never struggled to keep your bike upright while manoeuvring in a parking area, or had to take a big dab with either foot while negotiating queues of commuter traffic? Not many (if any).

Very often in these situations the rider grabs a handful of front brake, shortly followed by the resulting sound of expensive plastic and metal making contact with the ground. Motorcycle Dexterity & Control Days give you the opportunity to practice the art of riding a motorcycle slowly, and to learn the techniques that will help you do it.

This year the dates are:

Sunday 26th March (Observers only)
Sunday 23rd April (Associates only)
Saturday 24th June (Associates only)
Sunday 13th August (Full Members only)
Sunday 20th August (Associates only)
Saturday 23rd September (Associates only)

All events start at 9.00 AM SHARP and the venue will be the playground of Sidegate Primary School, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich. IP4 4JD

It is strongly recommended before you attend one of SAM's Dexterity days, you inform your Insurance Company that you intend to practise slow speed machine control in a school playground off road on tarmac, ask them to confirm that you will have full cover for this activity.

Numbers are limited to these events to 12 per session so please book early by E-mail to derek.g.barker@btinternet.com to guarantee a space.

NB. Please bring a drink/snack with you as there are no refreshment facilities on site.
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Re: Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

Postby steve.cook » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi Derek,
I would like a chance to refresh these skills. Is there any chance an 'open' or full members session could be arranged this year.
Regards Steve C
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Re: Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

Postby Derek Barker » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:09 pm

Hi Steve
There are none planned at the moment, however I am training more Observers to run these this month, so if there is enough demand, its something I will put to Karl Hale, our Chief Observer, to consider, or you could approach him yourself at Club night.
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Re: Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

Postby Steve Mitchell » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi Derek,
Yes please for me also Derek, happy to be a reserve on a associate day even with a dry clutch :lol: .

Regards Steve Mitchell
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Re: Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

Postby steve.cook » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:24 pm

I spoke with Derek this morning about a 'full members' dexterity day. If there is enough interest around 8-10 of us, Derek might be able to organise a session for us in June. If interested can you let me know and I'll feed back to Derek.

Cheers Steve C
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Re: Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2017

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:36 pm

*** STOP PRESS ***

A new date has been added to the first post here (13th August). This event is for Full Members only who would a like a refresher. All other details are as above.
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