March dawned with the promise of Spring just around the corner and maybe this accounted for yet more new members; 4 to be exact. Welcome to Ian Sherrell, Chris Hale, Mike Phillipps and Mark Joslyn.
The increased membership meant there was no rest for the tutor team with 10 different associates managing 23 training sessions between them.
Two members took their tests; Denise Rose obtained a Gold and Derek Parkin a Silver. Congratulations to you both on your results.
The group's committee met in March and decided to implement a new initiative aimed at newly qualified riders. Anyone who joins ARNY within 12 months of passing their DVSA test will get half price membership which is a great way to encourage new riders to take up advanced rider training.
Adam Abel arranged another off road event, this time taking five members to Salisbury Plain for a weekend of mud, mud and more mud! Seems a great time was had by all until a slight mishap on the last day; get well soon Andy! Coincidentally, a number of members also took advantage of the Biker Down courses offered by 95Alive and have learnt or updated their first aid skills, although too late for some!
Finally, our training officer, Ian Speight, decided to experience the 'opposition' and added an IAM Masters (Distinction) to his CV.
Overall another busy and interesting month for ARNY and well done to everyone involved.