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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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Christmas Message


I see the Police have found a way to off set the delay in getting their pay rise as promised by the Home Secretary.

Watch what happens when Jacqui Smith’s car goes past!

(You need to click on the picture to make it work.)

I just want to wish all my bloggers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

Our Ride Outs in 2007 saw us travel far and wide across the Country and cover approximately 3,600 miles.

During that time we have eaten about 400 bacon sandwiches, 600 MacBreckfast buns and drink almost 25 gallons of tea and coffee. We have enjoyed between us about 450 Sunday lunches, 75 doughnuts and 60 slices of fruit cake. Mars bars….too many to mention.

Number of Speeding Tickets; Zero.

Number of Mishaps or collisions also Zero.

The number of times our riding has drawn Police attention. Zero.

Amount of money raised for the NSPCC since we started collecting is over £100.

So well done to you all and thank you for your support.

I look forward to eating with you…… sorry I mean riding with you, in 2008. Lets hope we can make sure that 2008 is just as safe and successful as 2007.

Merry Christmas to you all.

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  1. Merry Xmas to all

    Hope to see you all in the new year

    Been unable to make the rideouts since July the date of around the
    9th of the month seems to have made it hard for me to find the time.

    If poss maybe you can give around two weeks notice before the rideout date, if you promise the misses you are taking her out on that Sunday theres no backing out, and I like my good looks.

    Many Thanks Andy for taking the time to run the rideouts

    Happy New Year

  2. sorry but missed the last few rideouts due to driving the 6 big yellow wheels, but will be back in the year

  3. Like every one, I’d like to thank Andy for his time and energy in arranging the rides. And to wish every a merry Christmas.

    Steve, CBF1000

  4. I notice Andy didn’t commit to how many of those bacon sarnies were his … 😉

    Well done Andy!

    Looking forward to some great rideouts in the New Year …

    All the best!

    Craig

  5. Seasons Greetings to Everyone. Sorry couldn’t make any ride-outs in 2007, Andy worked me to the bone, and with the New bike test scheduled for 1st Oct., we shall see. Hope to see you soooon. Gibbo

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