Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2018

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Motorcycle Dexterity & Control 2018

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:48 pm

To All SAM Associates.

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

The Observer team in 2018 will again be 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:

March 25th Sunday (Observers Only)
April 22nd Sunday
May 19th Saturday
June 17th Sunday
July 21st Saturday
August 19th Sunday
September 22nd Saturday

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 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 2018

Postby Sara Hale » Mon May 14, 2018 4:22 pm

We still have spaces for May 19th Saturday if you would like to book a place please contact Sara Hale.

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