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Club Courses and Ride-outs

The club run a series of activities throughout the year to appeal to both Associates and Full members. These include free club courses and various ride-outs over the year. 

1) Club Courses

The club run a series of in-house training courses which are free and open to all Associates and Full Members. For 2019 they cover: slow riding, braking, cornering and overtaking. Whether getting the information for the first time or as a refresher, there’s always something new to learn. Course dates are listed below and details will be provided to the group nearer the time. 

We also run a Group Riding course for new Silver/Gold riders prior to them coming on a Group Ride-out for the first time. Run on an 'as needs basis' it simply ensures that everyone on the ride has the appropriate techniques to keep the ride safe and together.

In-house course dates for 2019 are: 

Braking Course (TBC)
Slow Riding Course April 6th
Cornering Course June 15th
Overtaking Course July 21st

 

2) Open Ride-outs

Open Ride-outs are open to ALL Associates and Full Members and are scheduled to run late spring to early autumn. Dates are published as available and the rides cover both day rides and summer weekday evening rides.

Open Ride-out dates for 2019 are: 

Date Ride Leader Circuit/ Route
Wednesday - May 8th Gordon McCue TBC
Wednesday - June 12th Martin Ward TBC
Wednesday - July 10th Chris Thompson TBC
Wednesday - August 14th Peter Astley TBC

 

3) Group Ride-outs

Group Ride-outs are open to Silver/Gold riders only and are run on the last Sunday of each month. Please note, a condition of attending a Group Ride-out for the first time is that all new full members need to attend our half-day Group Riding course. These are run on an ‘as needs basis’ and ensure that everyone on the ride has the appropriate techniques to keep the ride together.

Group Ride-out dates for 2019 are: 

Date Ride Leader Circuit/ Route
Sunday - January 27th Wayne Lord TBC
Sunday - February 24th

Richard Withers

TBC
Sunday - March 31st Chris Thompson TBC
Sunday - April 28th Tony Cronin TBC
Sunday - May 26th Bob Ballinger TBC
Sunday - June 30th Simon Broom TBC
Sunday - July 28th Peter Astley TBC
Sunday - August 25th Graham Manwaring TBC
Sunday - September 29th Gordon McCue TBC
Sunday - October 27th TBN TBC
Sunday - November 24th Martin Ward TBC
     
September 14th & 15th

Pillion Weekend/ TBN

TBC