After Jo Bowers successful qualification as a group tutor on Saturday 27 January, E-YARD members, Andy Dolman and Daniel Ball upgraded their associate status to full member when they took their RoADAR car tests on Sunday 28 January. Congratulations to Andy on his Silver and Daniel on his Gold. A special mention to their tutors, Dave Pattenden and Julian Taylor for their efforts in getting Andy and Daniel up to test standard Here's hoping the rest of 2018 continues and sees E-
Congratulations to Jo Bowers who joins the E-YARD Tutor Team as a Group Car Tutor! Jo, who has been a RoSPA member since passing her RoADAR test in November 2015, and a member of E-YARD even longer, qualified as a group tutor on 27 January 2018. Jo is an active member of the group, and is a true petrol head, having completed rally driving courses amongst many other driving related activities. She is a member of the local IAM group as well as E-YARD. Her dream car is the Lambo
E-YARD's monthly meeting for the start of 2018 was held at East Coast Motorcycle World on Wednesday 24 January. This meeting saw our groups return to East Coast Motorcycle World after a short hiatus and the new meeting night of the fourth Wednesday of the month. After a brief introduction, Group (Motorcycle) Tutor, Denise 'Rosie' Rose delivered a presentation on the backbone of the system of vehicle control - IPSGA, specifically the Information stage. An interesting presentat
E-YARD's first meeting of 2018 takes place on Wednesday 24 January. The meeting will be held at East Coast Motorcycle World, commencing at 1930 to 2100. As we have several new members the topic will be RoadCraft - The System of Vehicle Control. It will be a general overview of IPSGA for the benefit of new members and as revision for current members and associates! In addition to the presentation, some exciting new ideas for 2018 will be discussed and we'd like you, the membe
RoSPA's division that is responsible for local groups, RoADAR, has been developing an accreditation scheme to create a 'standard' for all groups to work towards and then comply with. The consultation process has been ongoing for around two years with each group in the country having an opportunity to agree, disagree and discuss the various elements and tweak them within the guidelines to suit. E-YARD has been pro-actively involved in this process, although a lot of the requir
(Coventry Advanced Riders, DVSA and E-YARD on the stand) The national Motorcycle Trade Exposition, an annual event for the trade held at the start of the year, introducing traders to new product ranges for upcoming season, was held at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry from Sunday 14 to Tuesday 16 January 2018. Part of the Expo is a knowledge centre. Stands in this area cover subjects such as the SHARP testing of helmets, DVLA registration services and, where we come into this, a
July - Mid summer, seemed like good timing to look at sharing the road. The group meeting welcomed a couple of guest speakers from the equine fraternity. Who knew 'osses were frightened of pigs?!! Motorcycle tutors were issued with easily identifiable training vests. These vests are the same as RoSPA HQ issue to Diploma instructors and present a professional and corporate look to E-YARD. The monthly ride out saw E-YARD take a trip south around Lincolnshire and the East Midla
2017 commemorated the 100th Anniversary of our umbrella organistion - RoSPA along with the rebirth of our own group. East Riding of Yorkshire RoADAR had existed since 2007 and had gone through various phases but was a little tired after all this time! Meetings had been held in Market Weighton but due to access problems a new venue was sought. The committee met and recognised these issues and it was agreed re-branding and relaunch with a new venue would be a good way forward.