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Look Back at October

October brought us some mixed weather but nine associates still managed to share 16 training sessions which involved more or less all of the Tutor Team at some point or another. Surprisingly, no new members for October but we can’t grumble as the last time this happened was March and that was a terrible month weather wise so pretty good going! [Don't panic; we've had a new member for November already - Ed]. October did see another test pass when Dave Atkinson took his test on the 20th and achieved a Gold; congratulations from all of the Tutor Team.

On the social front, 14 members enjoyed an evening in York on the 6th October. They met for drinks and then made their way to The Nook on Castlegate for a 2 course meal. Thanks to Jeff Terry for organising this.

On 19th our Training Officer and RoSPA Examiner Ian Speight was featured in RoSPA's October edition of Care on the Road magazine in an article entitled My life on bikes; Motorcycle memories of a RoSPA examiner. A two page article about Ian's life on motorcycles, which spans almost 40 years, over 60 bikes and hundreds of thousands of miles.

On 22nd ARNY associate Lee Evans enjoyed his first ever Track Day which was held at Cadwell Park. Lee owns a Kawasaki SX and a BMW S1000R and his weapon of choice for the day was his BMW. Facebook photos would suggest he had a great time and made good use of his bikes ‘lap time’ mode !

On 29th, the committee held their quarterly meeting, of the many things discussed was the subject of increasing the Tutor Team due to the continued growth in membership. Ian Speight, our Training Officer, proposed to increase Tutor numbers by three and this was agreed. The training will take place over the winter months so that the newly qualified Tutors will be ‘in post’ for the start of the 2019 season.

November sees the start of our winter training programme which means we meet 30 minutes later on a Saturday at 10am for a 10.30am start. Remember ARNY trains throughout the winter, unless the weather gets in the way, so there's no excuse to let your skills fade.

Well that’s about it for now. I hope you enjoyed the catch up and ride safely everyone.

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