Regular Events for LAM Members

Group Meetings

Each month there are two Group Meetings which offer the opportunity for Associates and Members to arrange for an Observed Ride (OR) with an Observer. Full Members can also organise short ride-outs: destination and duration agreed on the day.

The Banstead Group Meeting on the first Sunday of the month at:
Banstead Youth Centre, The Horseshoe,Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey SM7 2BQ
The Tatsfield Group Meeting on the third Saturday of the month at:
Tatsfield Village HallWestmore Green Tatsfield TN16 2AG (Entrance through the School car park at rear.)

Associate Only Runs (AOR)

These take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month and offer an opportunity for Associates to practise their advanced riding skills on rides lead by experienced members. The individual ride details can be found on Tracker, the LAM Forum and in the monthly diary in this magazine.

Second Sunday Initiatives (SSI)

These runs take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month and are for full members to come together for a progressive ride. For further details: destination; meeting point; leader/contact please see the LAM forum, Tracker and the Events Diary.

Training Events

(Check Forum/Tracker for further information)

April: Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th- The Norfolk Weekend Residential Course.
For Associates this is a great opportunity for 3 days riding including ORs and feedback which will give your training a massive boost and set you up well for a test in the summer. It’s also a great way to get to know other members and swap stories and experiences.

Full Members are also welcome but priority will be given to Associates as this is primarily a training weekend. A fun filled 3 days of riding and socialising with your mates plus an opportunity for an OR or to follow an observer carrying out an OR.

July: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th – The Kent Weekend, Non Residential training
Aimed mainly at Associates and offers a great opportunity to condense a number of ORs into 2 days.

September: Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th – The Wales Weekend Residential Course.
Various training and group rides through the Brecon Beacons and the surrounding area with plenty of opportunity for ORs or social rides.

Trainee Observer Programme

For further information contact the Group Training Coordinator, details in Progress.

Group Riding

Learn the best way to make safe progress whilst riding in a group. An invaluable preparation for our group rides, AORs, SSIs and essential if you intend to participate in any of our foreign trips. The course covers the theory of advanced group riding, positioning, marking junctions with practical sessions.

Machine Control Day (MCD)

April: Sunday 10th
September: Sunday 18th

The MCD covers basic manoeuvering exercises, slow speed control, figures of eight, introduction to countersteering, effective braking, how to pick up your bike if you drop it, how to park your bike in and extract it from tight spaces.

First Aid for Motorcyclists March

Sunday 20th
October: Sunday 16th

A one day course of essential first aid skills for bikers.

Dr Dave’s Workshop Day

January Sunday 24th
April: Sunday 17th

Learn how to carry out regular safety checks on your bike and good maintenance practices. There will also be the opportunity to hone your puncture repair techniques ‘under laboratory conditions’.

Social Runs/Events 2016

These are new events for 2016, and may be subject to change, they will be advertised individually on the LAM Forum and Tracker; please see the relevant posting for further information.

Event MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT
Start of Summer 27th              
Endof Summer               30th
Social Rides   17th 15th 19th 31st 28th 18th 23rd  

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