Barrie Smith Chairman TVAM From the Chair (July 2021)

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From the Chair (July 2021)

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had been looking forward to welcoming you all back to St Crispin’s this […]

Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 6

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Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 6

Part Six – It’s Starting to look like a Motorbike! Last we spoke the bike was slowly starting to come […]

BMW R18 First Edition Review

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BMW R18 First Edition Review

I’ve owned and ridden several motorcycles over my 30 years of riding, and like many of us have not had […]

Moroccan Tour Part 2

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Moroccan Tour Part 2

Are you taking the piste? The following morning it was cold but dry so after plenty of coffee and a […]

Chris Brownlee From The Saddle (June 2021)

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From The Saddle (June 2021)

As I write this, at the beginning of June, social rides and outdoor team meetings are being organised for groups […]

Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 5

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Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 5

Part Five – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back If anyone ever tells you that restoring a classic motorbike is […]

Moroccan Tour Part 1: Planning, preparation and dangerous roads

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Moroccan Tour Part 1: Planning, preparation and dangerous roads

How it all came about As explained in the February issue 2021 our ultimate plan was a big trip to […]

Barrie Smith Chairman TVAM From the Chair (May 2021)

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From the Chair (May 2021)

The last 12 months have been incredibly difficult for all of us, with most of us unable to meet with […]

Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 4

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Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 4

Part Four- Things Start to Come Together Blimey, has another month gone already? Time flies when you’re having fun. I […]

How Do We Fix Motorcycle Sales?

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How Do We Fix Motorcycle Sales?

As long-time readers of mine will know, I have…opinions…about motorcycle dealerships. I like to think that they are informed and […]

Chris Brownlee From The Saddle (April 2021)

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From The Saddle (April 2021)

I’m writing this just as we take the first step on the government ‘route map’ out of lockdown. Step 1, […]

buzludzha monument bulgaria The Balkans Tour (Part 2)

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The Balkans Tour (Part 2)

What could go wrong indeed… Dave had spotted us riding through Idilevo, straight past the entrance to MotoCamp and turn […]

back to biking Back to Biking…

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Back to Biking…

With the light at the end of the tunnel looking more like it is daylight, rather than something else coming […]

Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 3

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Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 3

Part Three – The Expensive Bit First things first – I’m still here to carry on. I was in the […]

Barrie Smith Chairman TVAM From the Chair (March 2021)

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From the Chair (March 2021)

Welcome to my first ‘From The Chair’ piece. As I take over the reins from Andy Slater, I’d like to […]

buzludzha monument bulgaria The Balkans Tour (Part 1)

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The Balkans Tour (Part 1)

It was dusk when we rode into Idilevo after a long day’s ride which had started in Romania. There were […]

moto guzzi v7 stone A Change of Seasons (Part 2)

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A Change of Seasons (Part 2)

This month Nick Tasker reviews the other Italian bikes that warrant some page space, along with the rest of the […]

Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 2

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Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 2

Part Two – The Stripdown So, where did we leave it last month? Oh yes, me standing in front of […]

Chris Brownlee From The Saddle (February 2021)

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From The Saddle (February 2021)

Hi everyone Well, we’re still in lockdown but the success of the vaccination programme is a brightening light on the […]

Jon Case Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 1

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Confessions of a First Time Restorer – Part 1

Part One – How it all Began Firstly, let’s get the introductions out of the way. My name is Jon […]

The Future for TVAM and our Environment?

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The Future for TVAM and our Environment?

During the national lockdown and with the various regional tier restrictions that followed, it has given us all a bit […]

round britain rally Round Britain Rally 2020

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Round Britain Rally 2020

The Round Britain Rally is an annual event that normally runs from the beginning of April to the end of […]

New Online Presence

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New Online Presence

How long does a website last? In the case of TVAM’s nearly 10 years! Though continuously developed and tweaked, even […]

Yamaha TMAX A Change of Seasons (Part 1)

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A Change of Seasons (Part 1)

So, 2020 is finally over. I don’t think there has ever been a year that so many people all over […]

From The Chair (January 2021)

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From The Chair (January 2021)

Welcome to 2021 and let’s hope we get more riding in during the coming season than we did last year! […]

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Sand Dunes & Souks

It goes without saying that 2020 has not exactly been the year for international travel, with or without a motorcycle. […]

Zero SR/S (2020) Review

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Zero SR/S (2020) Review

Are motorcycles finally ready to embrace electric motors? 2020 will be remembered for a lot of (mostly terrible) things, but […]

From The Saddle (December 2020)

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From The Saddle (December 2020)

I’m writing this as we’ve just moved out of our lockdown status and into the current Tier arrangement. Most of […]

The Triumph Trident Makes a Return

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The Triumph Trident Makes a Return

New look for an established name. Triumph’s middleweight for Spring 2021. This is the first look at the full features […]

AGM With A Difference

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AGM With A Difference

We all know that 2020 has been a very different year and the AGM is no different. As TVAM’s financial […]

Why I Bought a KTM 790 Duke

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Why I Bought a KTM 790 Duke

I’d had my Suzuki SV650N for 8 years and it was time for a change. I now own a KTM […]

National Road Rally 2020

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National Road Rally 2020

On 12th September 2020, Stef Bellon, Hev & Barrie Smith (me ) took part in the National Road Rally (NRR). Stef […]

From The Chair (November 2020)

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From The Chair (November 2020)

For some, November signals the last few weeks of the biking season.  However, putting the clocks back at the end […]

Girl Torque

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Girl Torque

The official TVAM discussion group for women members. In September we finally started to get some runs going that I […]

Moto Guzzi V85TT Review

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Moto Guzzi V85TT Review

An absolute winner on paper; can the reality live up to my expectations? Now here is a bike I’ve been […]

Kawasaki Ninja Z1000SX Review

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Kawasaki Ninja Z1000SX Review

Can Kawasaki’s updated Sports-Touring stalwart win over a V-Strom fanboy? Kawasaki’s Z1000SX has been a best-seller for the brand ever […]

From The Saddle (October2020)

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From The Saddle (October2020)

Hi everyone I guess we ought to get the latest Covid-19 government guideline/rule update out of the way! The most […]

Why do people decide to do the IAM Roadsmart Advanced Rider Course?

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Why do people decide to do the IAM Roadsmart Advanced Rider Course?

I suspect the answer to that question is different for every new associate that signs up. Some need the qualification […]

The Isle of Wight’s First TT

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The Isle of Wight’s First TT

Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th October 2021 The Diamond Races is an all-new motorcycle road racing festival, featuring some of […]

The Hidden Costs

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The Hidden Costs

How much does a modern motorcycle cost? As with perennial questions regarding the length of a piece of string, the […]

From The Chair (September 2020)

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From The Chair (September 2020)

Hi everyone This year has probably been the most challenging for the Club since our foundation 22 years ago. The […]

An A-Z Guide to Motorcycling in France

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An A-Z Guide to Motorcycling in France

ccidents – Those things that only happen to other people – hopefully. But if you do come across one be aware […]

From The Saddle (August 2020)

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From The Saddle (August 2020)

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Covid-19-government-guideline-friendly Slipstream! Whilst there have been some adjustments to the government guidelines for Covid-19, […]

Does Suzuki Have a Future?

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Does Suzuki Have a Future?

With the global economy about to swan-dive into depths not seen for more than a century and many European governments […]

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Review

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Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Review

There are a lot of motorcycles that, on paper, look perfect. Ride enough bikes and apply a little critical thinking […]

Science of Being Seen – Part 6

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Science of Being Seen – Part 6

Looked but FAILED TO SEE! Last time out I began explaining how in around one-third of all collisions, the bike […]

From The Chair! (July 2020)

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From The Chair! (July 2020)

What does the ‘New Normal’ look like as lockdown restrictions are relaxed? Well, as a biker you’d think our PPE […]

Science of Being Seen – Part 5

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Science of Being Seen – Part 5

Looked but FAILED TO SEE! The most common collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle happens at a junction, when […]

From The Saddle (June 2020)

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From The Saddle (June 2020)

Well, at least this month we can accurately call this piece ‘from the saddle’ once more. I hope that you’ve […]

40,000 miles on a Triumph Street Triple R

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40,000 miles on a Triumph Street Triple R

Impractical, too small, no wind protection…a perfect all-round motorcycle? Has it really been six years? My RoadTrip report reckons so. […]

Sir Stirling Moss

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Sir Stirling Moss

I’m not so sure how many of you read the small print at the back of Slipstream, but you may […]

Bullets, Camels, Elephants & Tigers (Part 2)

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Bullets, Camels, Elephants & Tigers (Part 2)

The next morning our departure was delayed due to lots of local families wanting to speak English and have their […]

Science of Being Seen – Part 4

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Science of Being Seen – Part 4

‘RIDE BRIGHT’ or ‘THINK BIKE’ success? I’ve made a start on what the Science Of Being Seen – both the […]

From The Garage (May 2020)

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From The Garage (May 2020)

In the March edition of Slipstream I wrote “It’s always dangerous, …to look forward to the start of the new […]

Bullets, Camels, Elephants & Tigers (Part 1)

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Bullets, Camels, Elephants & Tigers (Part 1)

Having spent a lazy summer swanning around the Cotswolds, John Stevenson was getting bored. Patrick White, who was recovering from […]

Unusual & Infrequent Maintenance

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Unusual & Infrequent Maintenance

How many of you have ever actually looked at the section of your bike’s owner’s manual titled “Service schedule”? At […]

Science of Being Seen – Part 3

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Science of Being Seen – Part 3

SMIDSY – there’s more than one driver error Thanks to decades of ‘Think Bike’ style campaigns which in essence tell drivers […]

Member Number 5000!

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Member Number 5000!

Quite a milestone in our history. We are very glad to welcome Keith to our club and know that he […]

From The Saddle (April 2020)

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From The Saddle (April 2020)

Although this article from me every other month is titled ‘From the Saddle,’ it appears that it may be some […]

TVAM President Sir Stirling Moss

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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 […]

Science of Being Seen – Part 2

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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. […]

Is Motorcycle Journalism Broken?

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Is Motorcycle Journalism Broken?

A family relative recently advised me that they would be cancelling their subscription to a mainstream motorcycle magazine, commenting that […]

A Different Type of Riding (Part 5: Putting it to the test)

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A Different Type of Riding (Part 5: Putting it to the test)

Turns out an oversized scooter makes an excellent two-up touring bike. While I ride some motorcycles purely out of a […]

From The Chair (March 2020)

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From The Chair (March 2020)

It’s always dangerous, when writing for the March Slipstream edition, to look forward to the start of the new riding […]

Science of Being Seen – Part 1

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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 […]

Ups and Downs in the Picos de Europa

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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 […]

From The Saddle (February 2020)

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From The Saddle (February 2020)

It’s only been a month since the Annual General Meeting in January. It was great to see so many of […]

Triumph Factory Visitor Experience

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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, […]

Five Go Mad in Spain

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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 […]

End of an Era

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End of an Era

As we reach the end of the decade and another season packed with motorcycle shows has wrapped up it’s worth […]

From The Chair (January 2020)

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From The Chair (January 2020)

Happy New Year everyone As I sit here writing this just before Christmas it’s tempting to look forward to the […]

Girls On Top – Motorcycle Adventure

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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 […]

From The Saddle (November 2019)

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From The Saddle (November 2019)

In my last “from the saddle” piece in September I mentioned that we were planning to trial a weekend of […]

Who wants to Wander the Wobbly Windies of Wild West Wales?

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Who wants to Wander the Wobbly Windies of Wild West Wales?

and how about adding the wet! First Time Run Leader – Mark Melbourne The email arrived announcing the 39th 7Ws, and […]

Picos de Europa (Gallery)

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Picos de Europa (Gallery)

  Many of us have spent time in the Picos Mountains in Northern Spain this summer – and you can […]

One Bike to Rule Them All?

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One Bike to Rule Them All?

Motorcyclists, on average, own more than one motorcycle. Only truly hardcore automotive enthusiasts own more than one car, the financial […]

Roger Hatch: 1945 – 2019

Roger Hatch: 1945 – 2019

Roger was a regular at 7Ws   40 winks in the bar at the Commodore. We recently saw the loss […]

From Rookie to Advanced Rider

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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 […]

Why do they do it?

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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 […]

From The Chair (October 2019)

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From The Chair (October 2019)

I’ve just got back from the last IAM Track Skills Day of the year which was held at Thruxton. It […]

How Slow Can You Go (2019)?

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How Slow Can You Go (2019)?

Sausage Fest & Slow Riding 2019 A wet and windy morning at St. Crispin’s fortunately gave way to a warm […]

David Jacobi Müllenborn Trip 2019

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David Jacobi Müllenborn Trip 2019

  So having dashed off a few lines about riding before, I wondered how hard it could be to write […]

Saddlesore 1000

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Saddlesore 1000

Chasing the Sun, G310 Charity Fun for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance The Saddlesore 1000 mile in 24 hour Challenge […]

3Rs Returns to Ross-on-Wye

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3Rs Returns to Ross-on-Wye

The weekend of the 9-11th August saw 30 riders and 1 pillion head to Ross-on-Wye for a superb weekend, staying […]

From The Saddle (September 2019)

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From The Saddle (September 2019)

Hi everyone One of the key activities of the club is the training we carry out to enable our Associates […]

From The Chair (August 2019)

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From The Chair (August 2019)

One of the most rewarding moments of being an Observer is when, at the end of a ride, your Associate […]

We All Have A Story To Tell

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We All Have A Story To Tell

We all have a motorbike story/journey to tell. Mine started in 1992 as an 11-year old going to secondary school […]

Garmin/BMW SatNav 6: Black Screen Disaster & Repair

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Garmin/BMW SatNav 6: Black Screen Disaster & Repair

A few weeks back, while planning my 7Ws routes and uploading to my SatNav 6, the screen went black and […]

Full English, -ish

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Full English, -ish

  A trip to the Norton factory meant arriving early at Beaconsfield Services for a full English – Norton’s surely […]

Europe for Beginners

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Europe for Beginners

Top Tips for First-Time Travellers Since returning from a European motorcycling adventure last year, I’ve been trying to figure out […]

Hot Weather Riding Tips

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Hot Weather Riding Tips

 Make sure all your helmet vents are open. The forehead is a major site of sweat glands (along with hands […]

Welsh Frolics

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Welsh Frolics

Well, despite the discouraging forecast, 8 hardy souls set out from the H Café in the drizzle to brave the […]

From The Saddle (July 2019)

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From The Saddle (July 2019)

I hope you’re all enjoying the summer weather and making the most of the runs and trips available. As I […]

From The Chair (June 2019)

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From The Chair (June 2019)

Riding our bikes has to be fun and exciting. After all it gives us a sense of freedom, power, and […]

Sammy Miller’s aka “Cake Heaven”

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Sammy Miller’s aka “Cake Heaven”

The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum is probably “one of the premier bike museums in the country in terms of the […]

Sunshine, Marshmallows & Chocolate*

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Sunshine, Marshmallows & Chocolate*

It seemed like a good idea at the time, volunteering to help man the TVAM stand at the MCN Festival […]

3Rs go to the Yorkshire Dales (May 2019)

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3Rs go to the Yorkshire Dales (May 2019)

Say Cheese!  Maybe a little bit of Wensleydale?   Fantastic roads & scenery. Perfect amount of stops. The group I […]

Triumph Tiger 800 XRT

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Triumph Tiger 800 XRT

It’s safe to say that Triumph and I have had our differences over the years. My 2013 Street Triple R […]

Triumph to BMW – What was I thinking?

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Triumph to BMW – What was I thinking?

I have been riding Triumph Tigers of various descriptions for 25 years. I have covered many thousands of miles on […]

A Different Type of Riding (Part 4: 2019 Yamaha T-Max)

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A Different Type of Riding (Part 4: 2019 Yamaha T-Max)

It’s been a little while since I test-rode any new motorcycles as part of my search for a comfortable, relaxing, […]

From The Saddle (May 2019)

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From The Saddle (May 2019)

Well, the weather is certainly improving, the run calendar is filling up and we’re all able to take advantage of […]

Dedicated Follower of Fashion?

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Dedicated Follower of Fashion?

BMW R1250GS Review Henry Ford is said to have opined that, should he have asked people what they wanted from […]

A Different Type of Riding (Part 3: 2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide)

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A Different Type of Riding (Part 3: 2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide)

Those of you who have been following this mini-series will have discovered that while mid-capacity scooters tick a lot of […]

From The Chair (April 2019)

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From The Chair (April 2019)

Last year the club ran the RideUP Scheme again. This is where we pay for young riders (under 30 years […]

Kiwi Caper

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Kiwi Caper

For years I’ve been hearing New Zealand’s a wonderful place to ride, I’ve got a standing invite from an old […]

A Different Type of Riding (Part 2: The Honda Forza 300)

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A Different Type of Riding (Part 2: The Honda Forza 300)

Feet-forward riding position? Low-speed comfort, lockable luggage and epic fuel range? Surely there can be but one solution – a […]

From The Saddle (March 2019)

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From The Saddle (March 2019)

The record temperatures this February encouraged a lot of bikes out on to the road. At H Café on Sunday […]

From The Chair (February 2019)

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From The Chair (February 2019)

Well it was January’s St Crispin’s and nearly 100 members had gathered in the lecture theatre for the Club’s AGM. For […]

Yamaha Tracer 900GT

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Yamaha Tracer 900GT

Do expectations always deliver? And just what is the true potential of the new Yamaha Tracer 900GT? Keith Yallop reports […]

A Different Type of Riding (Part 1)

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A Different Type of Riding (Part 1)

It may come as no surprise to many of you that not everyone wants to ride everywhere as fast as […]

Through Northern Europe & The Balkans to Athens

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Through Northern Europe & The Balkans to Athens

The usual winter time discussion over a beer: where can we go this year that would be memorable and that […]

Motorcycle Live 2018 Part 2

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Motorcycle Live 2018 Part 2

Continuing Nick Tasker’s review of the Motorcycle Live event held last November at the NEC… Ducati We had all the […]

From the Saddle (January 2019)

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From the Saddle (January 2019)

Happy New Year! It doesn’t seem as if it was a year ago that I was elected to the role […]

The Royal Enfield Himalayan

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The Royal Enfield Himalayan

Remember when the Dacia Sandero launched in the UK? It made a big splash in the automotive press and even […]

Reading Toy Run 2019 (Gallery)

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Reading Toy Run 2019 (Gallery)

Christmas cheer for the kids of Barnardo’s 1,528 motorcycles with 447 pillions attended the Reading Toy Run this year. The […]

Winter Riding

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Winter Riding

This is one of a series of articles on advanced riding techniques that appears in the Club’s monthly magazine, Slipstream. […]

Reading Toy Run

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Reading Toy Run

TVAM will again be supporting the Reading Toy Run this coming weekend with many of the Marshals being Club members. […]

From the Chair (November 2018)

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From the Chair (November 2018)

As we approach the end of the year I thought I’d take a moment to look back over the highlights […]

To the Land of Wallace & Gromit

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To the Land of Wallace & Gromit

One Year after joining TVAM, I find myself heading North with thirty-odd, like- minded souls for a 3Rs adventure in […]

Stepping Down

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Stepping Down

Due to some unforeseen circumstances in my working life, I’m afraid that I need to step down as leader of […]

Riders Ride (November 2018)

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Riders Ride (November 2018)

Continuing our Rider’s Rides! Each month we feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about why they chose that […]

All Bikers Great and Small

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All Bikers Great and Small

TVAM 3Rs – Up North Edition, October 2018 As summer began to fade into memory and autumn took hold, 30 […]

The 7Ws Smile Says it All! (Gallery)

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The 7Ws Smile Says it All! (Gallery)

A short time ago, my husband returned from his first training trip to Wales. He raved about it so much, […]

Tea & Rain

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Tea & Rain

Several Members of TVAM assisted in the running of the Slough Half Marathon on the 14th October. The race was […]

Intermot 2018

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Intermot 2018

Intermot, the Cologne International Motorcycle Show, has one key difference when compared to the other European bike shows – it […]

3Rs Yorkshire Weekend

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3Rs Yorkshire Weekend

The second trip for the 3Rs team took a group of 30 TVAM members to the Yorkshire Dales over the […]

From The Saddle (October 2018)

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From The Saddle (October 2018)

I’m writing this having just returned from a weekend riding in Wales on the 7Ws trip. There’s something very different […]

Yamaha Niken Review

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Yamaha Niken Review

The New Evolution Three wheels has always been an acquired taste, but I have never come across such a biased […]

Rider’s Rides (October 2018)

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Rider’s Rides (October 2018)

Continuing our Rider’s Rides! Each month we feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about why they chose that […]

The TVAM Challenge 2018

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The TVAM Challenge 2018

The theme this year was “A Time to Remember”, in honour of those who lost their lives in the Great […]

How to Survive your First Trackday

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How to Survive your First Trackday

During the very first NEC motorcycle show I attended after bringing home my shiny new Triumph Street Triple R, my […]

Café Review: Annie’s at Canal Yard (Oct17)

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Café Review: Annie’s at Canal Yard (Oct17)

We have had no coffee and food stops for a while – so must be time to consult TVAM’s coffee […]

Ride of my Life!

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Ride of my Life!

My dear wife Helen won a raffle prize at a fundraising dinner early this year – a pillion lap with […]

7Ws #37 in Wales

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7Ws #37 in Wales

It really was a glorious 7Ws #37 over the weekend 28th – 30th September in sunny Wales. Much was learnt […]

From The Chair (September 2018)

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From The Chair (September 2018)

August’s monthly meeting at St Crispin’s was followed by the Slow Riding and Sausage Fest in the afternoon. The sun […]

Their Welsh Weekend – Another Kind of Lesson

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Their Welsh Weekend – Another Kind of Lesson

Most of us love a bit of Facebook scrolling and Brian is no exception so, when he said he’d found […]

My Welsh Weekend – Lessons to be Learnt

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My Welsh Weekend – Lessons to be Learnt

I’d been looking forward to my Welsh trip (led by Dave Parsons) since I’d booked it and, as with most […]

How Slow Can You Go (2018)?

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How Slow Can You Go (2018)?

Sausage Fest & Slow Riding 2018 And what an enjoyable afternoon – great food and many excellent examples of controlled […]

A Grand Day Out

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A Grand Day Out

You don’t see many wheelchairs at TVAM. “Thank goodness,” I hear you say. However, there was a very visible one […]

Are You Fit to Ride?

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Are You Fit to Ride?

When do motorcycle riders have to take an MOT? Well, never. Unless you reach a certain age or have a […]

David Jacobi Müllenborn Trip 2018

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David Jacobi Müllenborn Trip 2018

For those who ventured forth it was a superb few days of fun, good company, perfect hosting by Landhaus Müllenborn, […]

Riders Ride (September 2018)

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Riders Ride (September 2018)

Each month we’re going to feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about why they chose that model, what […]

The Bike Experience

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The Bike Experience

I visited The Bike Experience yesterday. They’re a charity that helps to get disabled riders back on a bike again. […]

Sausage Fest & Slow Riding

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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 […]

Rider’s Ride (August 2018)

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Rider’s Ride (August 2018)

Continuing with our Rider’s Rides feature after a break. Here we feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about […]

20 Things You Should Know about Riding in Canada

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20 Things You Should Know about Riding in Canada

I think many of us have pushed beyond our borders to explore Europe. Out there await wide, open stretches of […]

From The Chair (July 2018)

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From The Chair (July 2018)

As I write this, the sun is streaming down with the forecast set to be fine for the next week, […]

From The Saddle (June 2018)

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From The Saddle (June 2018)

I hope that you’re all making the most of this much better weather, after such a poor start to the […]

From The Chair (May 2018)

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From The Chair (May 2018)

As an Observer you know when your Associates have really ‘graduated’ to become Advanced Riders when they start doing things […]

From The Chair (March 2018)

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From The Chair (March 2018)

Who said January and February were the quietest months for bikers? It seems the mild weather has made riding a […]

TVAM Pay their Respects to David Jacobi (November 17)

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TVAM Pay their Respects to David Jacobi (November 17)

It with great sadness that Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists have to report that David Jacobi, Chairman of TVAM until last […]

Steve Parrish Champions TVAM RideUP (November 2017)

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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 […]

From the Chair (October 2017)

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From the Chair (October 2017)

The Summer of ’17 How subtle the change in weather is. Through balmy June, July and August we get used […]

Breakdown Insurance – Are You Covered?

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Breakdown Insurance – Are You Covered?

Many of us have breakdown cover to deal with those situations when things don’t go quite as planned. Most of […]

Pat Coneley Chief Observer TVAM From the Saddle (September 2017)

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From the Saddle (September 2017)

That was the month that was, which is a vague reference to the political satire programme of the 60’s hosted […]

From the Chair (August 2017)

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From the Chair (August 2017)

By tradition, the summer months are the busiest in the riding calendar. Trips to the coast, ferries to far-off places […]

TVAM on Radio Berkshire

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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.

Pat Coneley Chief Observer TVAM From the Saddle (July 2017)

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From the Saddle (July 2017)

Hi all, it’s been a busy month at TVAM with the annual Observer Weekend in Wales where we had 57 […]

RideUP – First Test Pass

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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.

From the Chair (June 2017)

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From the Chair (June 2017)

I’ve been really lucky this last three weeks having been on a road trip around the western region of the […]

Pat Coneley Chief Observer TVAM From the Saddle (May 2017)

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From the Saddle (May 2017)

I would like to open this month by thanking those of you that attended the March AGM and gave me […]

From the Chair (April 2017)

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From the Chair (April 2017)

Well, I guess it wasn’t really a surprise that I found myself appointed Chairman at the end of the AGM […]

Lois Pryce and her Revolutionary Ride

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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 […]

Riders Ride (April 17)

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Riders Ride (April 17)

This month we have Oliver King, one of our RideUp candidates, and his shiny red Yamaha. So Oliver, what make […]

IN PURSUIT OF FUN – ANDALUSIAN STYLE (April 17)

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IN PURSUIT OF FUN – ANDALUSIAN STYLE (April 17)

January can be bleak in England, so in pursuit of fun and sun I flew to southern Spain. I have […]

Pat Coneley Chief Observer TVAM From the Saddle (March 2017)

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From the Saddle (March 2017)

With Spring just around the corner, TVAM is gearing up for another busy biking season. 7Ws is already oversubscribed, so […]

THE LONDON MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM (March 17)

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THE LONDON MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM (March 17)

It’s a Sunday morning in early November when everything’s suddenly tinged sharp white and it’s official – summer’s gone. The […]

Riders Ride (March 2017)

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Riders Ride (March 2017)

Welcome to Rider’s Rides! Each month we’ll feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about why they chose that […]

London Motorcycle Show (March 17)

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London Motorcycle Show (March 17)

The London Motorcycle Show is the one I almost never think I’ll attend. Coming just a couple of short months […]

Is this Spring?

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Is this Spring?

The sun was (nearly) shining on Sunday for the February St. Crispin’s meeting but the warmer weather brought members out, […]

Riders Ride (February 2017)

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Riders Ride (February 2017)

Introducing a new feature here in Slipstream: Rider’s Rides! Each month we’re going to feature a TVAM member and their […]

DIY Heated Jacket

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DIY Heated Jacket

A few years ago I found myself commuting about an hour each way through the winter and, as the weather […]

MY NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE BOYS IN BLUE

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MY NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE BOYS IN BLUE

Last November I sat down with my Associate for a run debrief over a cup of tea in the Fox […]

Zero DSR Review

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Zero DSR Review

It seems that the world is changing faster than we think. With technology in electric vehicles constantly getting better, owning […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (January 2017)

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From the Saddle (January 2017)

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to a new biking […]

A Steamy Evening with the IAM

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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 […]

STREET 750 PASSES WITH FLYING COLOURS! (January 17)

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STREET 750 PASSES WITH FLYING COLOURS! (January 17)

Published: 27 November 2016 in MCN By Alison Silcox Office manager and centre of the MCN universe What a cracking […]

CAFE REVIEW New Forest Minstead Village Shop and Tea Room (Jan 17)

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CAFE REVIEW New Forest Minstead Village Shop and Tea Room (Jan 17)

Some time ago, I had the pleasure of joining a Mark Spittles’ group run through the New Forest. It was […]

Motorcycle Live 2016 (Jan 17)

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Motorcycle Live 2016 (Jan 17)

Another year, another Motorcycle Live – the final of the big three European winter bike shows, and the one most […]

MCN Success in December with TVAM

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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 […]

To All Volunteer Toy Run Marshals

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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 […]

Rutland Rally 2017 Dates & Costs Announced

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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 […]

Ten RideUP Awards Announced

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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 […]

Yamaha MT10 Review

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Yamaha MT10 Review

In 2009, Yamaha broke from accepted form by equipping their range-topping litre bike with a cross-plane crank, delivering the sound […]

First RideUP Awards Announced

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First RideUP Awards Announced

The first five RideUP awards have just been announced. The lucky recipients are: Nick from Farnborough; Oliver from Oxford; Luke […]

Yamaha Tracer 700

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Yamaha Tracer 700

In many ways, the development and subsequent announcement of this motorcycle was an inevitability. More and more manufacturers are embracing […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (October 2016)

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From the Saddle (October 2016)

It is with a feeling of deep sadness that I open my regular Slipstream column with a tribute and goodbye […]

Launch of TVAM RideUP

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Launch of TVAM RideUP

Today saw the launch of the new TVAM young rider scheme – RideUP We’re offering 25 selected riders bike training […]

Why do I do it? (October 2016)

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Why do I do it? (October 2016)

I started riding powered bikes on my 16th birthday – well, mopeds as that’s all we were allowed back in […]

Spanish Raid (October 2016)

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Spanish Raid (October 2016)

What a trip! It all started with an email earlier in the year from Alan Mossman, informing us of an […]

The wrong kind of salt (October 2016)

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The wrong kind of salt (October 2016)

Trying to achieve 400mph on two wheels was never going to be easy. Racing the Isle of Man TT or […]

Honda NC750X DCT Review

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Honda NC750X DCT Review

I rode this bike’s predecessor, the NC700X, back when it first launched in the UK in 2012. There have been […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (August 2016)

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From the Saddle (August 2016)

TVAM members have been in the news of late with an article in the magazine ‘My Weekly’ about women bikers […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (June 2016)

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From the Saddle (June 2016)

As has been the tradition for many years, we held the TVAM Observer Weekend in Llandrindod Wells recently. This weekend, […]

Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

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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 […]

Magical Mystery Ride

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Magical Mystery Ride

Get in touch with your local team to see what they are planning and buy your ticket from the web […]

Biker Down Courses

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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 […]

Castle Combe Track Day Sold Out

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Castle Combe Track Day Sold Out

Sold Out. Watch out for an announcement on September dates! For further information contact Dave Hepworth at tracktraining@tvam.org     […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (April 2016)

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From the Saddle (April 2016)

What do other road users think of us? I was riding into London on the M4 on a weekday recently. […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (February 2016)

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From the Saddle (February 2016)

It may not feel like it today, but Spring is just around the corner and the green shoots of a […]

Advanced Braking Courses for 2016

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Advanced Braking Courses for 2016

Course dates for 2016 now booking. Sun 24th April Sun 17th July Sun 18th September Held at RAF Odiham Cost […]

Pillion Rider Courses for 2016

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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 […]

Bike Craft Courses for 2016

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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 – […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (November 2015)

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From the Saddle (November 2015)

This will be my last column for 2015 and where has the year gone? You may have noticed that the […]

Pat Coneley From The Saddle (September 2015)

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From The Saddle (September 2015)

Firstly this month, my congratulations go to Clive Marsden and Chris Brownlee, Clive achieved a Masters Pass with Jon Taylor […]

Brand New Cafe & Stopover Map (Interactive!)

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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 […]

Air Ambulance Receipt for St. Crispin’s Coffee Bar

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Air Ambulance Receipt for St. Crispin’s Coffee Bar

Many thanks to all who donated.   £165.82 in the first 6 months of 2015.

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (July 2015)

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From the Saddle (July 2015)

Hi everyone, I would like to start this month with a big thank you to all for dealing with the […]

IAM Skills Day July 3rd

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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 […]

Death of the “Counterpart Driving Licence”

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Death of the “Counterpart Driving Licence”

What’s happening? The paper part (headed Counterpart Driving Licence, D740) of your 2-part licence ceases to have any legal meaning […]

Pat Coneley From the Saddle (May 2015)

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From the Saddle (May 2015)

Hello All This is my first column as Chief Observer so I just wanted to thank everyone who voted at […]

…and it’s goodbye from him! (From The Saddle: Slipstream March 2015)

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…and it’s goodbye from him! (From The Saddle: Slipstream March 2015)

It was April 2010 when I first stood up, slightly nervous, in front of the assembled masses as Chief Observer. […]

2015 Observer Weekend now booking!

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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 […]

Advanced Braking Courses for 2015

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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 […]

Slipstream Flipbook Slipstream

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Flipbook Slipstream

We have just installed a new application that displays Slipstream as a flipbook. Some of you may be familiar with […]

Pat Coneley From the Pillion (Slipstream February 2015)

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From the Pillion (Slipstream February 2015)

Hi everyone, It’s been a busy month at TVAM. The Training Team rolled out a new Trainee Observer (TOb) process […]

Look Lean Roll Courses for 2015

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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 […]

Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

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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 […]

Slipstream More New Sponsors for 2015

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More New Sponsors for 2015

We’d like to say “Hello” and “Thanks” to four new sponsors for 2015. Look out for their advertisements in Slipstream:

Reading Toy Run 2014

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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 […]

National Road Rally 2015

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National Road Rally 2015

Early information on next year’s NRR – put it in your diary. Thanks to Si Rawlins for the info.

From the Saddle (November 2014)

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From the Saddle (November 2014)

Hi everyone, this is the last bit from me this year (no Slipstream in December) so I’ll keep it brief. […]

Advanced Driving Magazine

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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 […]

From the Chair (Slipstream October 2014)

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From the Chair (Slipstream October 2014)

Hi everyone, So we’ve had fabulous weather for biking. Now what are you going to do? Are you going to […]

7ws 7Ws #30 Spring 2015: 10th – 12th April 2015!

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7Ws #30 Spring 2015: 10th – 12th April 2015!

Yes, the next 7Ws will be held in the Spring from 10th to 12th April, and will be the 30th […]

Richard Tickner Charity Skydive – thanks to all my sponsors.

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Richard Tickner Charity Skydive – thanks to all my sponsors.

Many, many thanks to all those of you who made a donation to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance fund and […]

Last days for Loomies

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Last days for Loomies

Latest is that Loomies has been saved with new owners taking over. Long live Loomies!

Think! “Never Too Good” Episode 1: Back to School

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“Never Too Good” Episode 1: Back to School

The video  is part one of the Department for Transport’s latest “Think!” campaign. World Superbike Rider, Chaz Davies, joined comedian […]

From the Pillion (Slipstream September 2014)

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From the Pillion (Slipstream September 2014)

Hi everyone, Having agreed to write something as Deputy Chief Observer, the first challenge was the title. Charon does “From […]

New THINK! campaign – Never too good (Trailer)

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New THINK! campaign – Never too good (Trailer)

The video  is the trailer for the Department for Transport’s new “Think!” campaign. World Superbike Rider, Chaz Davies, joined comedian Alan Davies […]

National Rally Team Winners

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National Rally Team Winners

Our indefatigable trio of Village Idiots once again took the Team Trophy for the National Rally. Well done Craggy, Chris […]

From the Chair (Slipstream August 2014)

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From the Chair (Slipstream August 2014)

Hi everyone Leading a ride? With the help of Charlie Nelson, we have updated the Run Leaders’ pack available in […]

7ws 7Ws #29 – Autumn 2014

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7Ws #29 – Autumn 2014

DANCE OF THE SEVEN VALES (including Ebbw and others)   After 28 previous attempts you would think they could get […]

From the Saddle (Slipstream July 2014)

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From the Saddle (Slipstream July 2014)

Hi everyone. This month I am pleased to announce that TVAM has a new Run Report Form (RRF). The old […]

From the Chair (Slipstream May 2014)

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From the Chair (Slipstream May 2014)

Hi everyone Andy Wedge and I represented TVAM in the IAM Region 2 meeting last month. There was an in-depth […]

BOTTYs Mid-Summer BBQ (B)

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BOTTYs Mid-Summer BBQ (B)

  Saturday June 21st Join the BOTTYs for their mid-summer bbq. Starting with a B run from Nelson’s Diner on […]

7ws 7Ws #28 – Spring 2014

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7Ws #28 – Spring 2014

7Ws #28 SPRING (ALLEGEDLY) After a round of meetings (a.k.a. tea drinking marathons) the usual suspects had arranged room allocations, […]

From the Saddle (Slipstream April 2014)

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From the Saddle (Slipstream April 2014)

Hi everyone. First off, I’d like to thank all those who attended this year’s AGM, and for giving me the […]

From the Chair (Slipstream March 2014)

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From the Chair (Slipstream March 2014)

Welcome to March! Hopefully we’ve finished with the flooding, and you and yours haven’t suffered too much. Now we can […]

Castle Combe Track Day Now Booking

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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 […]

Andy Wedge From the Saddle (Slipstream February 2014)

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From the Saddle (Slipstream February 2014)

Hi everyone. Where is the time going? Already we are into February and it only seems like yesterday that we […]

An Evening with Charley Boorman

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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 […]

From the Chair (Slipstream January 2014)

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From the Chair (Slipstream January 2014)

Happy New Year to all our club members. The majority of club members join TVAM with the aim of learning […]

Thanks to all the Marshals

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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 […]

Slipstream Xmas Xtra out now!

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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 […]

From the Saddle (Slipstream December 2013)

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From the Saddle (Slipstream December 2013)

Hi everyone. At a recent St. Crispin’s Sunday, I talked about the IAM’s F1RST grade and the standard required to […]

From the Chair (Slipstream November 2013)

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From the Chair (Slipstream November 2013)

Hi everyone, time for our latest update. Our key objective is maintaining our club; listening to all the stories, seeing […]

Reading Christmas Toy Run 2013

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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 […]

From the Saddle (Slipstream October 2013)

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From the Saddle (Slipstream October 2013)

Hi everyone, just a short piece from me this time as I’m busy trying to get ready for a trip […]

7ws 7Ws #27 – Autumn 2013

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7Ws #27 – Autumn 2013

7 verses, 7Ws and many, many thanks Being somewhat deranged I stand often accused And as I mature I become […]

Website Refresh Summer 2013

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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” […]

Events Team Challenge 2013, September 29th

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Events Team Challenge 2013, September 29th

Under Lock & Quay – a day of watery questions and tasks! One day, when Pooh bear was just walking […]

TOb Blog #5: The Final Chapter

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TOb Blog #5: The Final Chapter

I was happy to be back from my job abroad, with the prospect of improving weather and at least the […]

From the Chair (Slipstream September 2013)

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From the Chair (Slipstream September 2013)

If anyone is having trouble trying to persuade their mates, colleagues and random motorcyclists in the street to get a […]

7ws 7Ws #26 – Spring 2013

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7Ws #26 – Spring 2013

A very different kettle of fish After a ropey start with Stalag 17 at Victoria Wells having gone bust, preparations […]

What Not To Wear

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What Not To Wear

Hot summer days; I love them.  It must be five years since we had some repeatable dry, warm weather when we […]

7ws 7Ws #25 – Autumn 2012

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7Ws #25 – Autumn 2012

Previously unpublished 7Ws – A Success Story The 25th iteration of the 7W’s had to be a cut above the […]

7ws 7Ws #24 – Spring 2012

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7Ws #24 – Spring 2012

Hi Louise and the dedicated organisers of 7w’s, A special thanks for another great weekend, gorgeous weather, fabulous rides, great […]

7ws 7Ws #23 – Autumn 2011

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7Ws #23 – Autumn 2011

I had a wonderful weekend. Thank you to you and your team. I had three fantastic rides all in the […]

7ws 7Ws #22 – Spring 2011

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7Ws #22 – Spring 2011

The following are the extremely proud recipients of the Spring 2011 Wooden Spoon Awards: – Ray McGrath – Gnob Award […]

7ws 7Ws #21 – Autumn 2010

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7Ws #21 – Autumn 2010

The following are the extremely proud recipients of the Autumn 2010 Wooden Spoon Awards: – Richard Mold – Gnob of […]

7ws 7Ws #17 – Golden Balls

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7Ws #17 – Golden Balls

To get a little flavour of what this trip is about, what follows is the story of the September 2008 […]

7ws 7Ws #10 – Utter Drivel

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7Ws #10 – Utter Drivel

Dear …… To all my friends that did not come, sadly, you were not missed. I awoke at 5 AM […]

7ws 7Ws #09 – Mine’s a Cawl

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7Ws #09 – Mine’s a Cawl

It was probably the worst trip I have ever been on. At half-past ten on the first (Friday) evening, the […]

National Road Rally 2013

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National Road Rally 2013

Congratulations to Ewan Hind and the Thame Village Idiots for winning at the National Rally!    

From the Saddle (Slipstream August 2013)

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From the Saddle (Slipstream August 2013)

Hi everyone. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the lovely weather we’ve been having lately. These longer days and warm […]

TOb Blog #4: The 2nd Stooge Ride

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TOb Blog #4: The 2nd Stooge Ride

New for 2013 is a second ‘stooge’ ride. It’s the last stage in our Pre-TOb training. I met up with […]

From the Chair (Slipstream July 2013)

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From the Chair (Slipstream July 2013)

So two months into my role as your Chair, what’s happening? It’s the time of the year when many of […]

Silverstone (Stowe Circuit) Track Day

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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 […]

Bahnstormer Maidenhead TVAM Open Day

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Bahnstormer Maidenhead TVAM Open Day

Sunday 23rd June from 10am to 4pm Very special deals for TVAM members will be available on this day only. […]

TOb Blog #3: TOb Induction

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TOb Blog #3: TOb Induction

Long gone are the days when you could pass your IAM test one day, and be out as an Observer, […]

Up up and away!

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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 […]

TOb Blog #2: The Riding Skills Check

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TOb Blog #2: The Riding Skills Check

Having passed through all those theory tests, quizzes and questionnaires, it was now time to get back out on the […]

TOb Blog #1: So, What’s Next?

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TOb Blog #1: So, What’s Next?

I recently returned to biking after a twenty-five year break, and I can’t begin to say how glad I am […]

Thank you from the Air Ambulance

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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 […]

TVAM New Year Ball – Auction and Raffle

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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 […]

Speaker Evening – The Boys from Rapid

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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 […]

Reading Toy Run 2012

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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 […]

Special Christmas Membership Offer

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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, […]

IAM Skills Day at Thruxton 2013

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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 […]

TVAM New Year Ball January 26th 2013

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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 […]

Chocks Away… what a great day!

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Chocks Away… what a great day!

A great day was had by all, even with a damp start. Thirteen teams dashed around the countryside in an […]

NATIONAL RALLY RESULTS

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NATIONAL RALLY RESULTS

Congratulations to the TVI’s (Thame Village Idiots) who came 2nd in the teams’ category of The National Rally, all achieving Platinum. […]

Latest Website Updates

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Latest Website Updates

Some more goodies to entice you to the TVAM website to see what is going on and encouraging you to […]

Skills for Life this Summer?

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Skills for Life this Summer?

 As the name suggests, better riding is not a one-time benefit but a real skill for life. Recognising that the majority […]

Times Past 2

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Times Past 2

Another BAM (Basingstoke Advanced Motorcyclists) photo for you to ponder. This has come via Robin Crane: Click on the image […]

Times Past… (Update 29-May-2012)

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Times Past… (Update 29-May-2012)

As the recently appointed “Club Historian” (OK, all I did was volunteer to gather and write up the history of […]

Round Great Britain Charity Ride

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Round Great Britain Charity Ride

TVAM members Gemma Murphy and Adam Fuller will be riding round the coast of Great Britain over a period of […]

Site Update: 3rd April 2012

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Site Update: 3rd April 2012

The first of a series of updates to the site took place today. This was mainly a “behind the scenes” […]

7ws And What a Weekend!

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And What a Weekend!

  Special thanks for another great weekend, gorgeous weather, fabulous rides, great company and a lot of laughs. My second 7’w’s, […]

Lois Pryce – Adventure Motorcyclist

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Lois Pryce – Adventure Motorcyclist

April 4th 2012 at The Masonic Centre, 7 Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1ED. “I can’t quite remember how it all […]

TVAM New Year Ball Auction and Raffle

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TVAM New Year Ball Auction and Raffle

held on Saturday 21st January 2012 at The Wellington, Stratfield Turgis We would like to thank all those who donated prizes for […]

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