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Mar11

DAM Skills Days 2017

DAM Skills Days 2017

          Devon Advanced Motorcyclists

               2017 Skills Days

Back on 2 wheels after a winter break?

  • Lacking confidence with cornering?
  • Want to polish up your existing skills?

Then come on a DAM skills day!

By participating in one of our Skills Days you will get one to one (normally) on-road coaching from an IAM qualified Observer and be able to practise slow riding, balance and machine control in a safe and contained environment. We start with a theory session presented by one of our senior trainers on cornering, braking and a planned system of riding. We even throw in lunch and refreshments!

You must hold a full motorcycle licence, ride a road legal motorcycle capable of the national speed limit and not be barred from riding.

The day starts with arrival at the venue between 9 -9.30 am and ends by 4.30pm.

(Click Date to download your copy of the flyer)

Mixed Dates: Saturdays May 13th, June 24th, July 22nd

Ladies Only date: Saturday 3rd June (no testosterone fuelled egos!)

We ask for a donation of £25 to help cover our costs for the day and as these courses fill up quickly you are recommended to book your place as soon as possible.

For more details and to book your place, Email the Event Co-ordinator :-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Rookie Ride 05-11-2016

ROOKIE RIDE 5TH NOVEMBER 2016

A cool but fine morning saw an equally fine turnout of around 25 riders at Exeter Moto Services for the Guy Fawkes Rookie Ride.

DSCN6655A Good Turnout

 

DSCN6674Ready for the Off

Heading north up the Exe Valley to Watchet we were treated to some gorgeous autumnal scenes with all the leaves having finally turned golden and cascading from the trees like snow. However we all remembered to treat the fallen leaves on damp road surfaces with due respect, especially in the twisties.

Having reached the north coast of Somerset we hung a left and parked up on the sea front at Blue Anchor for a refreshment stop at the Driftwood Cafe. Once again we were treated to a spectacular scenery with a view across a calm blue sea clear across to Wales.

Rookie Ride Nov 16 003aBlue Anchor Bay

On leaving the Driftwood we continued west for a short distance and then turned back inland towards Dunster and across Exmoor on the A396. With few other vehicles about we were able to enjoy the twisty bits at our own comfortable speed without having to continually brake into bends due to ditherers in 4-wheeled metal cages. We rejoined our outward bound route just south of Bampton and continued south along the Exe valley to Rewe where we paused and had a natter and said our goodbyes before splitting for home.

Rookie Ride Nov 16 013aRewe Parish Hall Car Park

To quote Wallace and Gromit, it was a grand day out. Very many thanks to the two Davids Mudge and Tripp for expertly shepherding us and ordering a sunny day from the fine weather fairies. Let's hope they are as obliging for Betty on the Memorial Ride.

Rookie Ride Nov-16 001aThanks to our Sweeper & Pilot

Nick T.      Photos courtesy Helen Beer & Betty Nott

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Congratulations David Page

DEVON ADVANCED MOTORCYCLYSTS

david page

On the 7th October 2015 David Page above became DAM’s sixth IMI National Observer, after undertaking in-house IMI National Observer training. He is the first of DAM’s Observers to have gained his IMI National qualification starting from being a pre-IMI era Qualified Observer. Our sincerest congratulations, and thanks for all his hard work and dedication to the group.

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