October Review


October was designated National Tyre Month by the road safety community and the monthly meeting was intended to be a look at the rubbery round things and how they work!

However through circumstances beyond the groups control the meeting had to be cancelled, as the venue of East Coast Motorcycle World became unavailable.

This one off loss of the venue has now become a semi permanent one as the shop opening hours / days have changed over the 'off season' meaning they are not open both Monday and Tuesday.

Over the first weekend of the month, E-YARD's inaugural training weekend took place.

A limited group, due to Chris Hood and John Wright having to pull out, saw Rosie, Andy T and Tom make their way to Dumfries Premier Inn.

Rosie rode the scenic route, carrying out assessment on Andy's riding, via Wensleydale Creamery, meeting Tom in his car in Scotland.

The Saturday saw a change of role with Andy taking Tom out for a tutor session as Rosie visited old haunts on her bike.

Whilst only a small group, the participants found the format a success and showed that mixed discipline training sessions worked.

RoSPA's Care on the Road magazine featured Chris Hood, Dave Pattenden, Guy Gregory and Alwyn Tolson with a review of the group involvement in the UKRO challenge and older drivers & motorcycle promotion.