ROBS & RAMS (Reading)

Who are we?

ROBS is an observer group, supporting the RAM’s (Reading Advanced Motorcyclists) and the wider TVAM community.  As one of TVAM’s larger observer groups, it’s simply a case of logistics that we meet to discuss observing issues. Many of our group also attend RAM’s meetings, whom we have an interdependence with.

Leaders

Guy Lipscomb and Andy Boudier

Meeting place

First Tuesday of the month at the Fox and Hounds, Theale, RG7 4BE. 8:00pm.

What do we do?

We meet every other month to share ideas and initiatives on how we can move our own skills forward, as well as a golden opportunity to interact with one another.  Of course, we have a fair amount of tall tale time too – and other groups are jealous of our coveted ‘pint of the night’ moment in our evening meetings.

Although we broadly serve Reading, there is no restriction geographically to anyone joining – we have members from Newbury, Bracknell, Salisbury, and even as far away as Tilehurst.  Membership is for those with an interest in observing, but not necessarily active observers or trainee observers.

To join us, please drop Guy or Andy a note on reading@tvam.org

RAMS (Reading Social Group)

Who are we?

RAMS are the Reading Advanced Motorcyclists, and we are basically the local social arm of the Reading group of TVAM. We are open to all TVAM members who live primarily around the Reading area – but we are always happy to see you wherever you may live! We welcome Associates, Green Badge holders, and Observers.

Leaders

Joint Chair: Jim Cornish and Rita Alexander

Meeting place

We meet in the Fox and Hounds pub in Theale, unless we are having a ride out or a special event.

When?

Normally the first Tuesday of the month. Alternately we meet at the Fox and Hounds or have a ride out to somewhere – in fact some months we do both! The meeting normally starts at 8.00pm. The important thing is to check on our yahoo group if you can, or alternatively e-mail Jim or Rita reading.social@tvam.org  to find out when and where the next get together is. Some of our events are held on other days of the week, so join the group and keep an eye out for e-mails!

What do we do?

We are essentially the social side of the Reading group at TVAM. We have had rideouts, skittles evenings, talks on biking related issues, even a short trip to France. We have also represented TVAM and the IAM at outside events. The important thing is that the RAMS is run by the members themselves, and all members have an equal say in what we do. We are still a very new group of course and are still developing, so why not come along and let us know what you would like to see us providing – you will be made very welcome.