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Andy Smith is a former Police Motorcyclist with years of experience in motorcycle training at all levels. He offers training through 1stClassRider.co.uk, and ride outs through his newsletter blog right here. To contact Andy click here.

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Just a quick Blog Post for now.  With more details to come shortly.

We are back from Belgium and ready for the next trip.  We found some fantastic roads.  Great company and great scenery.  If you missed this trip, then don’t miss the next one.  Details will be posted here shortly. Hopefully a date will be set for a return trip to the Ancient City of Rouen in Normandy in June.

This time we stayed in the picturesque riverside town of Bouillon in the heart of the Ardennes Forest.

I haven’t arranged a ride out this month as tomorrow is the Ride of Respect to Wootton Basset.  This is the charity Mother’s Day ride following on from the previous ride outs to pay respect to the fallen soldiers who were repatriated through the town.  I know many of you have attended this one in the past but I won’t be going this year.  If you are going along then stay safe and have a good day.

The dates for the next Advanced Course have been changed.  It was to start next Saturday the 24th of March but the start has been postponed and a new date will be published soon.  So if you didn’t get you name down for it this time, there will still be a chance.  Spaces are limited to just 10 riders per course.  We are looking to arrange dates in May.

We are still going strong with the Basic and Learner training and with changes to the bike licences coming into force in January 2013 riders will see more age related restrictions to their biking options from next year.    There are also changes to legislation for bikers in France, with compulsory Hi Viz coming soon.  From the Summer you will also need to carry your own Breathalyser whilst riding in France, so you will need to add that to your list of essential equipment if you intend crossing the Channel.

So that’s it for now for this one.  Just a quickie like I said but I hope you can join us on a Euro Trip or a Ride Out soon.


Come on……… you know you want to……….




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