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Next Rideout: 2017!

Next Clubnight: 17 January

Next Committee: 3 January

Next Event: 16 December

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Our 2015 results were 22 test passes, an 85% Pass rate in line with national average, 6 'F1rst' passes, a 27% rate against national average of 9%, average time from enrolment to test 214 days against national average 445 days. Join CCAM for the best chance of enhancing your riding skill in 2016!


John Entrican, Observer Tim Hutt
Simon Groves, Observer Ashley Calvert
Daren Green, Observer Nick Goddard
Steve Allen, Retest
Dave Pinney, Observer Tim Hutt
Alan Tomlinson, Observer Rob Yates
Norman Price, Observer Richard Sanders
Rob Herbert, Observer Godfrey Mills
John Ford, Observer Andy Woodward
Richard Wright, Observer Kamran Irani
Nigel Hoare, Observer Ashley Calvert
Dave Preece, Observer Richard Kear
Chris Evans, Observer Richard Kear
Alex May, Observer Nick Goddard
Joe Logan, Observer Tim Hutt
Richard Fellows, Observer Richard Sanders


Graham Monteith, Observer Graham Owen
Rob Walpole, Observer Graham Bailey
Bill Dickson, Observers Tim Hutt & Nick Bevan
Chris Zielazny, Observer Ashley Calvert
Alan Simpson, Observer Nick Goddard
Peter Wilson, Observer Andy Downs
Eddie Mullen, Observer Rod Pritchard
Alison Pierce, Observers Ian Stavert & Rod Pritchard
Brian West, Observer Philip Caterer
Tom Carnell, Observer Kamran Irani
Mick Dwyer, Observer Tim Hutt
Simon Dyer, Observer Graham Owen
Mark Fisher, Observer Godfrey Mills
Rob Bunting, Observer Rod Pritchard
Jon Sheehan, Observer Rob Yates
Andrew Nicholson, Observer Godfrey Mills
Craig Kear, Observer Andy Woodward
Jeremy Griffiths, Observer Kamran Irani
Grenville Mitchell, Observer Tim Hutt
Lewis Cavanagh, Observer Tim Hutt
David Baker, Observer Nick Bevan
Guy Twinning, Observer Ian Stavert

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Are you free on a Wednesday evenings? Do you fancy meeting other bikers at fabulous english country pubs? Then give the Cotswold Bikers Nights a try.

Next ride out: 2017 - watch out for details on this page! Next clubnight: 17 January - Click "Next Clubnight" on the left.

We are delighted to announce that Kamran Irani has passed his training to the high standard of National Observer, and that Greg McColl has qualified as a Local Observer. Many congratulations both.

Thought about a tour of Spain? In July, Gary & Irene caught the Plymouth to Santander Ferry for their 2 week holiday. This was their 6th trip to Spain and Portugal on the bike. (Read more about why they find it such a great biking destination...).

Last Sunday Gary (Chairman), Sandy Read (a major ingredient to the result), Andy Downs, Andy Chilton, Roland, Graham, and last but not least Yvonne all carried out some sterling recruitment work on behalf of CCAM, by not only flying the flag and reminding the biking fraternity that we exist (Read and see more...)

A big thanks to the 'Magnificent Seven' who turned up on the morning to the make the day a success. All in all a great laugh, lovely scenery along the Long Mynde and Clee Hill (Read and see more...)

"No, its not too early". "Oh yes it is!". "Oh no it isn't!"...

Friday 16th December, seated for 7.30pm at The Gupshill Manor, 3 course festive Fayre approx £25.00 per head (menu/cost to be released shortly).

We have booked a section of 50 in the main restaurant for this 'end of year chill' and its the usual 'First come First served' with a deposit of £10.00 (non refundable). It promises to be a really good night, as we know the food will be good, so what about it, contribute to your club and the evening, and be there!! Please.

Bookings taken by either Sue Woodward or call Graham Bailey on 07785737331, or in fact any committee member....just do it


Following on from a trip to Normandy last year, a couple of C-CAM members took a short trip to France and Belgium (and Luxembourg) to see what historical sites remained from the First World War and to visit part of the Maginot line. The following is a short description of the trip (Read more...).

Watch this space. Or more precisely the space towards the top left where the event links are. Or waste an afternoon watching the scrolling text scroll.

Bike Seal is a product that slows down and reduces the dramatic effects that can occur when any motorist gets a puncture, normally at the wrong place and the wrong time - damned frustrating. It's a product that has been, over many years and with a proven track record, used in all types of tyres - yes cars and trucks as well as motorcycles. It really can make a difference to your overall safety. (Read more...)

CCAM had a stand at the Prescott Hill Climb event on 17th April, where we attracted quite a bit of attention and some new members. There are some snaps in the gallery if you'd like to take a look.

8 of us kicked off from Longford with the morning dry, bright and looking good. Coursing a slightly 'off piste' route through the forest (well what did you expect), we eventually descended down to river level at Redbrook with everyone still intact and following...good eh! (Read more...)

A great sadness and a sense of missed opportunity. Well at least it is for the rest of the membership that can only read about it! For 22 of us in attendance at last Sunday's (20th March) ride out into Wales, the official first ride into spring was undoubtedly, a great success in all aspects. (Read more...)

Cheltenham & Cotswolds Advanced Motorcyclists...deliver the goods. Yes a CCAM motely crew braved the 'salty season' and low temperature to present a cheque for funds raised to the tune of £750.00, quite a remarkable achievement, and all down to the big hearts of us all...your club. WELL DONE!

Not only were we able to get a photo session in with the helicopter (good fortune for all...and the public!) but also the crew of the day made the time to give us a very comprehensive 'look see' of the aircraft and its current equipment level. A very nice hot cuppa and biscuit followed before the station went into full alert, with the aircraft taking to the skys before our very eyes...indeed an added bonus for us, but perhaps quitely wishing it was not needed at all.

A very Big thanks to Dave & Cherill Preece who organised the whole thing, and of course the members in attendance on the day to make it special. Click on each of the below to see a bigger version, click in this link to see the gallery.


C-CAM members attended the BMW model launch at Cotswold Motorrad over the weekend of 6-7 February as the first recruitment event of the year.

Our aim was to promote the group and our events at Prescott and our free rider skills morning on May 15th. There was significant interest in the group and our activities with three new members joining at the event. Thanks to all of the group members supporting the weekend and to those people who dropped in to talk to us.

The first ride out of the season, to Annie's Team room. Click on each to see a bigger version, click in this to see the gallery.


If, like me, you need to write things down or you forget them, a calendar becomes essential. For the last couple of years C-CAM has not produced a calendar (due to costs and numbers required to be printed).

HOWEVER - ALL IS NOT LOST; Midlands Air Ambulance have produced a bike related calendar (with photos from bike meets), I purchased a copy from Frasers for a very reasonable £10 (I am sure that it is also available elsewhere) - with all profits going to the Midlands Air Ambulance charity. So why not support C-CAMs charity and get yourself a copy?

[In the rear-view mirrors...]

Cheltenham & Cotswold Advanced Motorcyclists
promoting safer riding