March - thoughts of Spring lambs, sprouting vegetation, new life, warmth of the solstice....or not!
The weather continued with a vengance - freezing conditions, snow storms, torrential rain.
As a result of this there was very little training arranged.
The opportunity was, however taken, to populate the diary and publish forthcoming ride and drive outs and other events as the anticipation of better weather was anxiously wished for!
Dave Pattenden celebrated a 'significant' birthday by completing a charity swim for Dove House Hospice - not RoSPA related, but a noble cause all the same.
A committee meeting was held and a decision was made to produce some promotional material, including banners for event display in both disciplines
Bad news was also reported at the beginning of the month when it was reported that the popular destination, Hartside Cafe, in Cumbria had been destroyed by fire.
Better news though was a request from 5-Ways Motorcycle Centre for E-YARD to assist with escorted rides on the Yamaha MT Demo Weekend, Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
Rosie, Norge and Jules did the honours taking over twenty riders over a set route to experience the MT range of Yamaha motorcycles.
The monthly meeting at ECMW saw Safer Roads Humber, with Dale Turrell, present how they deliver their message and save lives through Education and Enforcement.
Members were given the opportunity to experience a virtual road collision was an interesting experience.process to go through.
E-YARD have also been busy pulling together an Advanced Taster Day to be held at ECMW mid April.
In the spirit of cooperation the North Yorkshire RoSPA group ARNY and Hull IAM group, HERAM, as well as Humberside Police BikeSafe have been signed up to assist in the event.
The event has also been expanded into a trade and motorcycle Expo, and will be advertised nationally in MCN, the Motorcycle News.
All in all another great month, albeit mainly administrative, for E-YARD as we prepare for the eventual arrival of Spring and Summer, with a full program to cover everyones requirements!