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Important Information. 

Monthly meetings have been changed. They will now run from The Rugby Fire Station starting at 7:30 and on a Wednesday NOT Thursday.  
That's the 3rd Wednesday each month. Image result for map icon
Rugby Fire Station, Corporation St, Rugby CV21 2DN (Click the image for a google map).

Welcome to RoSPA Advanced Motorcyclists Coventry

Interesting in joining the club?  Click here for joining instructions.

 

aboutOur aim is to help existing motorcyclists to get more from their riding and to gain the skills and knowledge to achieve the standard for the RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle Test.

There are many myths about advanced riding most of which are not true. Our main focus is road safety, but that does not mean we don’t like to have fun riding bikes. Quite the opposite, a well-trained rider is usually quicker, and definitely safer, than an untrained rider.

If you'd like to improve your riding, why not come and visit us at one of our regular club nights. We'll be happy to tell you a bit more about it and give you some idea as to what you can expect to gain from it. 

Based in South Coventry, the bulk of our membership comes from throughout Warwickshire but also includes the surrounding counties.

 

BIKER DOWN - Road Safety For Bikers

From this Sunday (23rd June) we will be attending the Warwickshire Fire service "Biker Down" courses.

We are offering a FREE assessment ride to anyone that attends the FREE course.

If you are interested in attending book below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/biker-down-warwickshire-free-course-tickets-62203574566

 

Potential Observers Course.

We had a great weekend (8th-9th June)  ran by some of the Observer Team.  Gordon, Chris, Pete, and Simon.  Plenty of coffee and tea available and needed as the pace was high but delivered in Gordan’s usual relaxed and friendly manner. 

Want to know what goes on during a weekend of observer training?

Read More...

 

Congratulations to Tim and Martyn.

We had an interesting night last night (15th May) at our monthly meeting topped off by two members gaining Gold this month. 

Official club congratulations to both Tim and Martyn who are both now Gold riders.  

  

New Associate Experience 

So what's it like joining our group?

Paul Hewitson gives us some feedback...

"I am new to the Coventry RoSPA group and have to say been made very welcome.

I came to a couple of the group meetings before joining to see how things worked etc and again was brought straight into the conversations etc.

I was given an Observer for my training and arranged my first ride to see what my base standard was.

The training team and Observer were in contact to arrange the ride out and when I met the Observer and we had a great chat at first then worked out a route for the ride.

We stopped a couple of times to discuss points along the ride.

I am always given great feedback at the end and a full report emailed to me.

We then arranged further ride outs between ourselves and great communication to arrange these.

I have now done 3 rides in all with two full training rides and I am progressing well.

My Observer is now giving me a radio with an earpiece to get instructions and directions.

Really great training and homework referencing the books that were supplied also."

Thanks Paul. Sounds like you are having fun and learning at the same time. 

 

Club News. 

Two new events added to the club news section. 

What was meant to be an easy ride out to the Honey Pot Cafe in Bronllys started with SatNav deciding it was not going to do as it's told. Which would normally be fine, however, I was the ride leader.  It had a 200 mile ride taking us 2000 miles and 36 hours.

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Ever wondered what it's like to attend one of our training courses. Well, thanks to one of our members Paul Ball you can read a writeup here.   

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New Associates and Full Members

New Associates and Full Members will be added to the group website and email. This will allow you to log into the website to gain access to the calendar of events and members list. Your login details will be provided once your membership has been completed. 

 

Just want to meet up for an informal chat?  Click here to see our club nights.