Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss

I’m not so sure how many of you read the small print at the back of Slipstream, but you may have noticed that Sir Stirling Moss was our President. Not that we had much contact with him over the years, but as a much admired figurehead in motor sports it was...

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Member Number 5000!

Member Number 5000!

Quite a milestone in our history. We are very glad to welcome Keith to our club and know that he will enjoy his journey once the present situation is over, when he and the others who joined during March will get a chance to experience all that our great club has to...

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TVAM President Sir Stirling Moss

TVAM President Sir Stirling Moss

It was with great sadness that we learnt over the Easter weekend that Sir Stirling Moss, President of our Club had died after a long illness at the age of 90 years. Sir Stirling had been president since the early days of TVAM in the late 1980's and we were proud of...

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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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Steve Parrish Champions TVAM RideUP (November 2017)

Steve Parrish Champions TVAM RideUP (November 2017)

Steve Parrish, ex motorcycle and truck racer, former team mate to Barry Sheene and now TV presenter has agreed to champion TVAM’s RideUP scheme. This sponsors young riders, under the age of 30, who passed their A2 test within the past 2 years to take their IAM...

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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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MCN Success in December with TVAM

MCN Success in December with TVAM

  Alison Silcox claims to be the centre of the MCN universe as she’s the office manager and also a regular contributor to the weekly publication. Back in March when she decided to was time to improving her riding skills she turned to TVAM and Alie Ball, one of...

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To All Volunteer Toy Run Marshals

To All Volunteer Toy Run Marshals

I just wanted to officially thank all 140 marshals who gave up their day to volunteer with the many various marshalling duties for the 31st Reading Toy Run event held on the 4th December. Not sure who organised the sunshine, but thank you. The day went mostly well and...

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Rutland Rally 2017 Dates & Costs Announced

Rutland Rally 2017 Dates & Costs Announced

Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May 2017 Depart 10.00am Pear Tree Services car park to arrive at The Brook Whipper-In Hotel, Market Place, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DT approx. 5:00pm. Returning Monday 1st May 10:00am depart to arrive Pear Tree Services approx. 1:00pm...

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Ten RideUP Awards Announced

Ten RideUP Awards Announced

A total of 10 RideUP awards out of the 25 places have been announced so far. The lucky recipients are: Nick from Farnborough                   Lewis from Windsor Oliver from Oxford                           Jack from Bracknell Luke...

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First RideUP Awards Announced

First RideUP Awards Announced

The first five RideUP awards have just been announced. The lucky recipients are: Nick from Farnborough; Oliver from Oxford; Luke from Petersfield; Tim from Reading and Tobias from Windsor. Five awards will be announced each fortnight until Christmas. 25 selected...

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Launch of TVAM RideUP

Launch of TVAM RideUP

Today saw the launch of the new TVAM young rider scheme - RideUP We’re offering 25 selected riders bike training worth nearly £500 in return for their time and commitment. The offer includes: Unlimited on-road personal coaching to the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Test level...

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Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

As we had so much fun last time we have provisionally booked the circuit again. Come and join us for a TVAM exclusive track and training day at the fabulous Castle Combe circuit on Tuesday 27th September 2016. We have 50 spaces available at a very reasonable £120 per...

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Biker Down Courses

Biker Down Courses

Courses for 2016 Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm Held at Marlow Fire Station Please contact Keith Wheeler, Road Safety Officer, 01296 744431 / 07767 412076, kwheeler@bucksfire.gov.uk to book your slot.

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Pillion Rider Courses for 2016

Pillion Rider Courses for 2016

Course dates for 2016 now booking. Sat 16th April Sat 14th May Held at Thatcham Football Club Cost is £10 per person (rider or pillion) Book via the WebShop or contact prc@tvam.org for more information.

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Bike Craft Courses for 2016

Bike Craft Courses for 2016

Course dates for 2016 now booking. Sat 2nd April 2016 Sat 26th November 2016 Held at St. Crispin's, 09:00 - 16:30 Cost is £15 Book via the WebShop or contact bikecraft@tvam.org for more information.

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Brand New Cafe & Stopover Map (Interactive!)

Brand New Cafe & Stopover Map (Interactive!)

Courtesy of Bryan Symons and Rick Watson, we now have a brand new, interactive Cafe & Stopover Map based on Google Maps. Select your area of interest and just zoom around clicking on the Points Of Interest that we have uploaded. If you find an error, a typo or a...

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IAM Skills Day July 3rd

IAM Skills Day July 3rd

Skills Day at Thruxton There are still have some spaces available if anyone is interested in joining in the fun. A well-organised day, sharing the track with polite riders and as for Thruxton itself - wow, what a thrill. On top of that it's four riders per instructor,...

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2015 Observer Weekend now booking!

2015 Observer Weekend now booking!

The 2015 Observer Weekend will be held on 5th - 7th June at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. This year we have a slight change in format planned which I hope you will enjoy. Previously, we have spent Saturday mornings talking about Observer related activities...

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Advanced Braking Courses for 2015

Advanced Braking Courses for 2015

The Advanced Braking course schedule for 2105 has been published by the ABC Team. Courses are available on the following dates: Sunday April 19th Sunday July 19th Sunday September 20th There are 20 places available on each course at a cost of £25.00 Book your place on...

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Flipbook Slipstream

Flipbook Slipstream

We have just installed a new application that displays Slipstream as a flipbook. Some of you may be familiar with the format - most digital magazines use it nowadays. When viewed on a decent-sized screen in full page mode, it displays an interactive "page turning"...

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Look Lean Roll Courses for 2015

Look Lean Roll Courses for 2015

The Look Lean Roll course schedule for 2105 has been published by the LLR Team. Courses are available on the following dates: Sunday April 12th 2015 Sunday May 10th 2015 Sunday June 14th 2015 Sunday July 12th 2015 Sunday August 9th 2015 Sunday September 13th 2015...

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Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

As we had so much fun last time we have provisionally booked the circuit again. Come and join us for a TVAM exclusive track and training day at the fabulous Castle Combe circuit on Tuesday 19th May 2015. We have 54 spaces available at a very reasonable £120 per rider,...

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Reading Toy Run 2014

This article has been copied in its entirety from The Reading Toy Run blog written by Rev. Sean Stillman (he's the one with the long hair, leathers, Harley and a dog-collar). 2014 Toy Run Success! Thank you! The 2014 29th Annual Reading Toy Run proved to be more...

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Advanced Driving Magazine

Good to see that the IAM Chairman, Alistair Cheyne OBE is checking out his member groups' websites (or at least his media and marketing people are...) Quote from the "Welcome" section of the Winter 2014 magazine: ... we can learn a lot from our motorcycle groups. Take...

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Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

Come and join us for a TVAM exclusive track and training day at the fabulous Castle Combe circuit on Tuesday 20th May 2014. This is a road bike only event for those riders wishing to explore the full capabilities of their bike in a safe and controlled environment....

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An Evening with Charley Boorman

Thursday 6th February at Bahnstormers Maidenhead showroom Bahnstormer are holding an 'Evening with Charley Boorman' on Thursday 6th February at the Maidenhead showroom. Of course, you’ll know who Charley Boorman is and what he has done, but here is a chance to hear...

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Thanks to all the Marshals

I wanted to officially thank all 130+ people who volunteered to undertake the various marshalling duties on the 28th annual Reading Toy Run event held on the 8th of December. I know that some of you had medical issues, bike issues, some travelled great distances, some...

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Slipstream Xmas Xtra out now!

The Slipstream team have created a festive Slipstream Xmas Xtra edition for you this month and it’s available on the website now. Just click the cover image on the left to access it. This extra edition is available as download only (we don’t normally create a printed...

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Reading Christmas Toy Run 2013

MARSHALS REQUIRED 90 Marshals are needed for this event. So if you can spare a few hours on that day then please sign up at St Crispin's or email toyrun@tvam.org. No experience needed.  Yellow hi-viz vest/coat must be worn.

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Website Refresh Summer 2013

Welcome to the (slightly) newer TVAM website Wider pages There's a change to the look in that the "industry standard" webpage now caters for an audience that has larger screens. Statistics show that although 50% of users had screens that were 1024x768 or smaller...

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Silverstone (Stowe Circuit) Track Day

We have a provisional date booked of 4th November 2013 to run a TVAM members only Track Day. This event is open to all road legal bikes. Provisionally there will be 4 groups comprising of Novice, Novice/Inter, Inter/Experienced, Advanced/Road Legal Track Bike. (This...

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Up up and away!

Tony Hamer and his wife Teresa take to the skies with TVAM balloonist Peter Dowlen, enjoying their auction winning trip from the TVAM New Year Ball. A perfect evening flight across Buckinghamshire from Great Missenden.

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Thank you from the Air Ambulance

A combination of the money raised at the New Year Ball (£1,746.50) and your loose change placed in the collecting box at St Crispin's (£69.71), added up to an enormous £1,816.21. Thank you to all who donated, and keep putting your change in the box at the coffee bar.

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TVAM New Year Ball – Auction and Raffle

A huge thank you to all who donated prizes for the raffle at the New Year Ball on Saturday 26th January. Special thanks go to Peter Dowlen, Gary Peacock, Janet Richardson and Blade Motorcycles for their generous auction prizes. We raised a massive £1,746.50 for the...

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Speaker Evening – The Boys from Rapid

Being held on Wednesday 13th February. Rapid Training has been delivering advanced motorcycle training since 1997 and has a long and close association with TVAM, providing an independent assessment and validation of the Observing Team. Come and join us for an evening...

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Reading Toy Run 2012

To All Volunteer Toy Run Marshals I just wanted to officially thank all 110 marshals who gave up their day to volunteer with the many various marshalling duties for the 27th Reading Toy Run event held on the 9th December. It took me a lot of work to arrange the...

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Special Christmas Membership Offer

Thinking of joining our great biking club? – The Skills for Life package normally costs £139 including all the training, books and your test fee - but we have a special offer if you sign up before Christmas. The discounted price for sign-up before Christmas is only...

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IAM Skills Day at Thruxton 2013

The IAM are arranging a Skills Day at Thruxton Racing Circuit next year. Bike and Car Skills Day on Monday 22nd April 2013 We now have more details about the day and can confirm that TVAM has been allocated 17 places at the event. The cost will be £129 and places will...

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TVAM New Year Ball January 26th 2013

New Year Ball tickets now available online in the TVAM webshop Please log into the website and go to SHOP where you can purchase your tickets by Paypal, Credit or Debit card. You can still order and pay for them at St Crispins (see Robina or Anthea). If you would...

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