Newsletter Archive

Ride down memory lane or take a tour to see how Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists evolved into the award-winning group that it is today, and the people who made it happen. Download all back issues of Riders Chronicles and the NAM Newsletter here.

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Newsletters 2010-2017

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Issue 1 2017

  • Chairmans remarks
  • Notes from the editor
  • Training Team
  • Some bikes wot I've owned
  • Magic boots
  • Special Moments

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Issue 4 2016

  • Chairmans remarks
  • Notes from the editor
  • A bit of my bike history
  • Alderson Law
  • Magic boots
  • Not My Area of Specialism

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Issue 3 2016

  • Chairmans remarks
  • Notes from the editor
  • Training
  • Blink and You'll Miss it - Luxembourg Trip
  • A South American Adventure
  • Pass Successes

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Issue 2 2016

  • Chairmans remarks
  • Notes from the editor
  • Training
  • Paddy Jarvis - Chief Observer
  • An inspection of the Borders
  • Secretaries Piece

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Issue 1 2016

  • Chairmans remarks
  • Notes from the editor
  • Training
  • Paddy Jarvis - Chief Observer
  • cafés worth a visit
  • Certificates
  • A Brief Hisory of NAM

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Issue 3 2015

  • Chairmans remarks
  • Notes from the editor
  • Training
  • Near Misses
  • cafés worth a visit
  • Fish and Chip shop rides

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Issue 2 2015

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • Meet the Training Team
  • Rideouts and Events
  • A trip to Ireland
  • The Workshop

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Issue 1 2015

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • Bikes are the answer
  • Meet the Committee
  • Driving Licence Changes
  • Riding with the Enemy

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Issue 2 2014

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • France - The Anti-clockwise way round
  • Touring - The Second Time Around
  • Inconspicuous Ingenuity
  • Northumbria Blood Bikes

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Spring 2014

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • Plush suspension
  • Laminar Lip Review
  • Lowering a Triumph Explorer
  • Planning a Ride Out

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Autumn 2013

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • Alpine adventure
  • Caption competition
  • Equipment test - visor bag
  • Into the Czech Republic

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Spring 2013

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • Escape to Colditz - the run for home
  • 2013 Triumph Trophy - first impressions
  • Northumbria University - Market Research
  • Europe 2012 - The broken toilet tour

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Winter 2012

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the editor
  • Escape to Colditz Lonliness of the Long Distance biker
  • Filtering master class
  • Honda NC700X first impressions

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Summer 2012

  • Chairmans notes
  • A word from the new editor
  • Royal Enfields in Nepal
  • Pitlochry
  • Triumph Tiger Explorer

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Winter 2011

  • Chairmans notes
  • The Committee
  • Normandy Trip
  • Info on June Rideout
  • Riding in Nepal

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Autumn 2011

  • Chairmans notes
  • Filtering
  • North West 200 Warts and All
  • Berwick upon Tweed to Kirkwall Orkney
  • Meeting and Rideout Dates

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Spring 2011

  • Chairmans notes
  • The history of NAM
  • 2nd Installment of Michael's and Alice's Diary
  • Safer doesn't mean Slower
  • Advanced Training and Riding Workshops

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Winter 2010

  • Chairmans notes
  • Teaching CBT
  • The ride to the wall
  • A Tuscan adventure ... A Motorcycling diary

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Autumn 2010

  • Chairmans notes
  • IAM national motorcycle conference
  • Got the Gloves all I need is the bike
  • Road to Morocco - part 2
  • Bike restoration Paul's Story

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Summer 2010

  • Chairmans notes
  • Membership matters
  • VFR1200F road test
  • Bob, Pat and THAT Cloud

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Spring 2010

  • Chairman's & Editor's notes
  • Speed Limit Signs
  • Crossword
  • Why Turkey - well why not? Final Chapter
  • Why we joined NAM
  • My first encounters of being a pillion
  • Pat on the Back View from the back seat
  • Forthcoming events

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February 2010

  • Chairman's & Editor's notes
  • Musings of a rideout co-ordinator
  • Group rides and speeding
  • Quiz
  • Why Turkey - well why not?
  • Bob's Blog
  • Forthcoming events

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Riders' Chronicles 2006-2010

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December 2009

  • Ramblings
  • Resignation
  • 160 horses
  • Yamaha XJ6
  • Appeal
  • Treasure hunt
  • Wales trip
  • Riders tips

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October 2009

  • Ramblings
  • So so true
  • Donnington
  • Cotswolds
  • Riders tips
  • Man about the house
  • Funnies
  • Planning a rideout
  • BBQ pics
  • Rideout pics

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April 2009

  • How many?
  • Dreary Jan afternoon
  • Fly-Ride
  • I remember
  • Restoration
  • Black forrest
  • Winter rant
  • Train chase
  • Profile
  • March guest

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February 2009

  • Letters
  • Crossword
  • HRC Trip
  • Rider Tips
  • Wrong way
  • Sounds
  • Charlie and Ewan
  • Winter
  • Ducati trips

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December 2008

  • Harley tours
  • Wrong way
  • Advanced usage
  • The Germans
  • Riders tips
  • Knowledge
  • Dolomite Holiday
  • Scottish Rally
  • Fire bike
  • Funnies

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October 2008

  • Slow riding
  • Wrong way round
  • Letters
  • Yesteryear and today
  • Riders tips
  • Crisp packet
  • Off road
  • Obituary
  • Members experiences
  • Test passes
  • New member

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August 2008

  • Ramblings
  • Cameras
  • Helmets
  • Riders tips
  • Road test
  • Rideouts
  • Bike history
  • Pitlochry
  • Slow riding
  • Funnies
  • Letters

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June 2008

  • Ramblings
  • Team rideout
  • Cheap GPS
  • Riders tips
  • Members bike
  • Observers meeting
  • Bike show
  • March hare run
  • G.N.A.A.S

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April 2008

  • Ramblings
  • Slower progress
  • Last rideout 2007
  • Riders tips
  • Harley experience
  • Accessories
  • Events 2008
  • Get a grip

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February 2008

  • Nick's rideout
  • Nelson H
  • S Shopping blues
  • Slow riding
  • RT and Friends
  • Short way round
  • Riders tips
  • Funnies
  • Wordsearch
  • New committee
  • Bike for sale

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December 2007

  • AGM date
  • Gone is the Fazer
  • Crossword
  • Scottish rally
  • Wedding
  • Riders tips
  • Threat to Editor
  • Canada biking
  • Biggles rides again!
  • Test passes
  • Funnies

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October 2007

  • Chairman's chatter
  • Around Scotland
  • Jimmy Guthrie
  • Are you a leftie?
  • Saddle sore 2000
  • Riders tips
  • Alternative weekend
  • June rideout
  • Fish & chips
  • Classic bikes

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August 2007

  • April ride
  • Funnies
  • Word search
  • Cornering clinics
  • Pitlochry
  • Turkey
  • Pillions perspective
  • May ride

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June 2007

  • Crossword
  • Regional organiser
  • Accidents
  • Letters
  • Archives
  • Our hero
  • Riders' tips
  • BSA aged 60
  • Turkey trip II
  • Diagnosis tool
  • G.N.A.A.
  • Obituary

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March 2007

  • New committee
  • Bike care
  • Crossword
  • Rideout
  • Query
  • New world
  • Rider's tips
  • Xmas raffle
  • Funnies
  • Agony aunts
  • Safer motoring
  • Group auction
  • Turkey trip
  • Xmas dinner photos

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January 2007

  • Jaguar visit
  • Xmas dinner
  • If.....
  • Mistakes
  • Wordsearch
  • Rider's tips
  • Peter's tale
  • Buddhists
  • Going Dutch
  • I.O.M. 2006

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November 2006

  • Fish & chips
  • Donington
  • AGM
  • Mistakes
  • Crossword
  • Rider's tips
  • Hole digger
  • First aid
  • Holiday tale
  • Small ferry
  • Bikers 'If'

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