Review - 2019!
As 2019 started, E-YARD adopted the corporate title RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders East Yorkshire. By doing so the group fits in with the national 'branding' which should make E-YARD easier to find for potential members
E-YARD continues to be the groups name due to it being easily identified locally and having built a great, positive reputation in East Yorkshire, Hull and beyond.
Albeit the depths of winter, the social riding and training continued through the winter months, with lots of activity on the Facebook page inspiring ride's out.
Safer Roads Humber held their inaugural 'Biker Down' presentation, dealing with initial scene management and first aid in the event of coming across a road related incident.
RoSPA HQ went on the road in 2019, with one of their 'Roadshows being attended by a 'team' from E-YARD. The York venue attracted RoSPA groups from throughout the North East and offered the opportunity to liaise and exchange ideas with other groups and the HQ team. There was a guest speaker, Louise Goodman of motorsport media fame who gave a great insight into the behind the scenes of Formula 1 and British Touring Cars
As the first month passed by E-YARD, RoSPA's publication had a two page spread on one of the groups Advanced Tutors, with Rosie's riding career being the main feature of the magazine
Another Progressive Driver Development course was held which saw the continuance of this unique E-YARD approach to driver advanced training.
Spring started to arrive brought in on the back of Storm Freya!
E-YARD ran a Tutor Training Course, aimed at experienced, new and potential tutors in both disciplines. The course was designed to create a level standard for all tutors to adhere to
The month saw the commencement of the E-YARD 2019 Coddiwomples, the first ride out being over the wolds and far away! A brilliant turnout covering 200 miles!
Training got into full swing with newly qualified Pippa joining the team and getting stuck into it straight away, alongside the old guard!
E-YARD' AGM took place on the fourth Wednesday of March and saw the committee for the following year sworn in.
John Wright - Chair
Andy Brittan - Treasurer