Science of Being Seen – Part 2

Science of Being Seen – Part 2

  Looked but Could Not See In the moments leading up to a SMIDSY, we can usually see the car. We can often see the driver. Ergo, we assume the driver should be able to see us ‘if he looks properly’. It’s the obvious, common-sense, conclusion. It may be obvious....

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Science of Being Seen – Part 1

Science of Being Seen – Part 1

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably heard of ‘Biker Down’. It’s an accident scene management and first aid course delivered to motorcyclists by many UK fire services. It’s been adopted by the military too. There’s also a third pro-active safety module on...

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Ups and Downs in the Picos de Europa

Ups and Downs in the Picos de Europa

On the recommendation of Neil Kerr and others, and with some trepidation, we entered our 1934 Lion 600 outfit for this year’s Colombres Rally in October. How would we manage those mountain roads in the company of much more current machinery?Early on the...

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Triumph Factory Visitor Experience

Triumph Factory Visitor Experience

Triumph has been around since 1902. In its heyday the company was one of the world’s most successful motorcycle brands, but following sustained periods of low of investment and the arrival of Japanese competition in the 70s, the business collapsed in 1983....

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Five Go Mad in Spain

Five Go Mad in Spain

Aragon MotoGP 2019 Tour About a year ago a few biker friends and I were kicking around ideas for a European tour for 2019. My mates had done a few before, such as the MotoGPs at Assen, Catalunya and Misano. I started riding again in 2015 after a long break...

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Girls On Top – Motorcycle Adventure

Girls On Top – Motorcycle Adventure

(Nobody said it would be a holiday!)by Dani Fiddaman and Steph Jeavons Hold My Beer! Two years ago, as Steph was getting close to the end of her journey around the world, she mentioned the idea of a new adventure. “Do you fancy riding to Everest Base...

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Picos de Europa (Gallery)

Picos de Europa (Gallery)

Many of us have spent time in the Picos Mountains in Northern Spain this summer - and you can see why! If you haven't, it may be time to consider them, 24hr ferry to Spain, stunning scenery and fantastic roads. Photos: Andy Sellers, Jane & Alan Bradford, Kathy...

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Roger Hatch: 1945 – 2019

Roger Hatch: 1945 – 2019

Roger was a regular at 7Ws  We recently saw the loss of one of our long standing members, Roger Hatch.Roger passed away on 6 August 2019 at the age of 74.He had been a member of TVAM for 14 years and had passed his advanced test in 2007. I met Roger back...

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From Rookie to Advanced Rider

From Rookie to Advanced Rider

Until a few years ago, I had absolutely no interest in bikes. My only experience was riding my Dad’s old Puch Maxi 50cc moped just to get me to and from college for a year. Once I’d passed my driving test, I never gave bikes a second thought. I preferred...

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Why do they do it?

Why do they do it?

Changing the framework of your mind! Elspeth Beard, you may have come to see her at the TVAM Seminar on 19th June - nearly 100 members did. Describing her as a remarkable lady is never going to do her justice! If you missed it, you missed a great...

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How Slow Did You Go?

How Slow Did You Go?

Sausage Fest & Slow Riding 2019A wet and windy morning at St. Crispin's fortunately gave way to a warm and sunny afternoon with many enjoying the slow riding, sausages and Kathy's ice creams. It was also time for members to bring their dogs out in force!First...

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David Jacobi Müllenborn Trip 2019

David Jacobi Müllenborn Trip 2019

  So having dashed off a few lines about riding before, I wondered how hard it could be to write something to capture the happenings on the recent TVAM trip to Mullenborn - named after our past late Chairman David Jacobi who started it all back in 2009. The thing...

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Winter Riding

Winter Riding

This is one of a series of articles on advanced riding techniques that appears in the Club's monthly magazine, Slipstream. This month we look at winter riding and the conditions which dictate some different thinking when out on the road with regards to your riding,...

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Reading Toy Run

Reading Toy Run

TVAM will again be supporting the Reading Toy Run this coming weekend with many of the Marshals being Club members. With over 1,500 bikes, 2,000 riders and passengers taking part bringing many thousands of gifts for underprivileged children, the Toy Run needs 150...

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3Rs Yorkshire Weekend

3Rs Yorkshire Weekend

The second trip for the 3Rs team took a group of 30 TVAM members to the Yorkshire Dales over the weekend of 19-21st October. Smaller in scale than 7W's but no less ambitious for fun, 3Rs is TVAM's bi-annual trip taking Associates Full Members, Trainee Observers and...

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7Ws #37 in Wales

7Ws #37 in Wales

It really was a glorious 7Ws #37 over the weekend 28th - 30th September in sunny Wales. Much was learnt and digested by the 60+ riders who attended. We had the pleasure of the company of Sean Westlake, an ex police motorcyclist who has supported our Observers at their...

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Sausage Fest & Slow Riding

Sausage Fest & Slow Riding

TVAM held their Sizzling Sausage Slow Riding Social afternoon on August 19th in blazing sunshine after the regular St Crispin's monthly meeting. Over 100 members enjoyed the wide range of sausages on offer from the charcoal BBQ including South African Boerewors,...

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TVAM on Radio Berkshire

TVAM on Radio Berkshire

Chair of TVAM, Andy Slater, was a guest on the Anne Diamond morning show this morning. He spoke about the differences of riding a bike in the UK from on the continent and about how we teach advanced riding skills to keep bikers safe, particularly on rural roads.

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RideUP – First Test Pass

RideUP – First Test Pass

Chair of TVAM, Andy Slater, was a guest on the Anne Diamond morning show this morning. He spoke about the differences of riding a bike in the UK from on the continent and about how we teach advanced riding skills to keep bikers safe, particularly on rural roads.

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Lois Pryce and her Revolutionary Ride

Lois Pryce and her Revolutionary Ride

Lois came to speak to TVAM on Wednesday 12th April in her usual ebullient manner and gave us a very entertaining and informative evening about her time in Iran, with the overriding emphasis on the wonderful hospitality of its people. A good turnout from the club, with...

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Is this Spring?

Is this Spring?

The sun was (nearly) shining on Sunday for the February St. Crispin’s meeting but the warmer weather brought members out, with 240 bikes in the car park and 8 first timers welcomed by the Meet & Greet team. Spring could be a few weeks off yet but the popular Green...

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A Steamy Evening with the IAM

A Steamy Evening with the IAM

On Wednesday evening, over 70 Associates, Full Members, TOb’s, Observers and even a prospective member, crammed into a small meeting room at the Coppid Beech Hotel in Bracknell to hear Shaun Cronin talk about the latest developments occurring at the IAM - now of...

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