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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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Ride Outs, Toys, Free Stuff & Amsterdam

Hi My Autumn Biking Buddies. Winter is on it’s way so get out riding before it’s too late.

Here is some news and some ‘stuff’ that you might like. So stop watching The X Factor and read this quick!

The Bike Show.

Our next Ride Out is Sunday the 28th it’s show time so we are off to the NEC for the new look Carole Nash Bike Show. We will be departing at 9am.

So please note as this will be an earlier start, to give the lads at Hein Gericke a lie in we will be meeting at the Golden Arches at Coryton Interchange, junction 32. Departing at 9am.

The route will be up to Abergavenny taking the A465 to Hereford and then on to Worcester before joining the M5 motorway and the M42 to the NEC.

This is reported to be a new look show with many of the brands previously missing from previous shows making a return with their new bikes to tempt the pounds from your pockets.

An Extra Ride.

For those who can’t wait until next weekend tomorrow (21st) 1st Class Ride Out regular, Dave Payne, is going for a ride as he can’t make the 28th.

So he will be meeting at the Golden Arches (It’s MacDonald’s for those who might be looking for a posh Chinese Restaurant by mistake) at Coryton.

Dave said if anyone wishes to join him please feel free. If you could let him know if you are going along. He aims to be leaving approx 9.30 for a trip over The Beacons. If you wish to join him give him a call on 07717495835.

Sorry this is late notice for this one but if you want to get out of the house then Dave has given you the reason.

Free Stuff and Money Off.

BikeGear at Bridgend have started their Winter Sale so they have some fantastic reductions and we have a voucher for you which will give you a further 10% off.

I also have a limited number of vouchers which give you a combined saving with 10% off gloves, boots, jacket and trousers at ‘Ifinity’. Also this voucher will give you free knee protectors when you buy a pair of Draggin Jeans at Hein Gericke.

And still there is more….. This voucher grants you 10% off Knox Fastback CE approved back protector vest.

That’s you all wrapped up safe.

Amsterdam March 2011.

Nearly Sold Out already but just a couple of places left so be quick and get your name on the list.

Toy Run.

Last years toy run to the Children’s Casualty Unit at The Heath Hospital was a great success so I hope to better it this year. I’ll confirm a date with the hospital and publish the details as soon as I can (possibly combining this with the Christmas Card run to Bethlehem on the first Saturday in December- not far away is it ? December I mean, not Bethlehem).

Not in My Back Yard!

Also 1st Class Rider is expanding and we are looking for a second, follow up training site.

So if anyone has a business with a piece of car park which is spare (or not used on Weekends etc) and you would like to discuss 1st Class using it as a training site, and you can accommodate us,please contact me.  If anyone knows of a piece of land, (it needs to be flat tarmac or paved etc) please let me know.

So there must be something there for you so come on join us.

Come on ….you know you want to.

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