NAM CLUB NIGHT on Monday 17th July

NAM CLUB NIGHT on Monday 17th July
You decide to explore the mountains of North East India on a m’bike…
specifically Arunachal Pradesh, India’s wildest and least explored state.
So what to buy, play safe go BMW 1200 GSA with the Touratech gear.
Yeah that sounds about right “only” about £20,000 but it’s a must eh?
Not if you’re “Ants” Bolingbroke-Kent, more like £300 on a 150cc Hero.

Ants will be with us Monday 17th July to tell all macho ruffy tuffy bikers
how – if you really want to do something – you can.  It’s in her new book
“Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains”.  See you there, bring a pal, you might
just be inspired to go beyond a place you never thought you could……
Usual venue Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ
See you there 7.30pm for eight.  Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT Monday 19th June

NAM CLUB NIGHT  is Monday 19th June
Motorbikes have been around for over 100 years
In the beginning we had British Iron then came
Mr Honda and the rest.  Find out all about it this
Monday and if you have an old bike in need of
some serious professional TLC and attention then
Steve Harmer is the man you want to speak to!!!

North Walsham Motorcycle Museum

The North Walsham Motorcycle Museum
Steve will be telling all (with old bikes) on Monday.
Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ
Usual time 7.30 pm for eight, see you there….
Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665


NAM NOTICE: Fish and Chip Ride this Friday 16 June


It’s that time again…..

Fish and Chip Ride

this Friday 16 June

Route Details:
Meet at Wroxham petrol station at 6.30pm

Take  A1151  to Hoveton

L  B1354 to Coltishall, Horstead

R@ mini Rbt  to Buxton, Aylsham

L  A140

R@ Rbt to Blickling, Saxthorpe

L   B1354 to  A148

R A148 then left Unclass to Binham, Stiffkey

L A149 to Wells

Fish and Chips at French’s opp harbour

(10 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH)

See you there Paul m: 07834-600665






NAM CLUB NIGHT Monday 15 May 2017


Monday 15 May 2017

What is it your motorbike cannot do without?
Sunny days… Empty country roads… You ???
No it works well without all those things but…
Use the wrong oil and you’ll have problems.
Monday evg we have Gary Sidaway from the
motorbike oil specialists Putoline explaining


how your bike can benefit from a little know-how.
Gary has also lined up a Putoline Quiz so you, yes
you at the back wake up it could save you £££s.

See you Monday evening usual place, usual time.

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich,NR14 8PQ

7.30pm for eight.

Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM NOTICE – The C J Ball Sunday Morning Breakfast Run

NAM NOTICE – The C J Ball Sunday Morning Breakfast Run

If you don’t know about this event take note.  It’s your chance
to check out that new Honda or Suzuki you’ve been thinking
about.  No pressure just a nice Sunday morning ride with pals
and with a slap up breakfast at the end courtesy of Chris Ball.
Sunday Morning 28th May 2017 – Your name please & ASAP
Places allotted as usual on the First come First served basis
OK so let’s be ‘aving yer… Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT Monday 24th April

NAM CLUB NIGHT Monday 24th April
(It’s a week late because of the Easter Holiday)

This month we have Sergeant Paul Sturman
Specialist Operations Roads Policing and ARV.

Paul will be talking about something we all
try to avoid “Traffic Collisions” (remember they
are not “Accidents”).  For the second half Paul
will be wearing his ‘ARV hat’ covering the police
use of firearms.  Sadly a fact of modern UK life.

An interesting evening awaits so I’ll see you there,
Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norfolk, NR14 8PQ

It’s the usual time that is 7.30pm for eight.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night 20th March 2017

Monday 20th March 2017

First club night of 2017, spring is on the way so you’re thinking of a biking holiday but… You Did That Last Year.

This year how about the Biking Adventure of a lifetime!

Monday evening forget the dreams we have Kevin and Julia Sanders of Globebusters telling how to do it for real.

For sure the UK and Europe are very nice but go further and it’s a whole new and exciting world – you’d better believe it.

Don’t forget Monday 20 March at 7.30pm usual venue, that’s

Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

See you there –  Cheers Paul mob : 07834-600665

Easter Egg Run April 1st

Easter Egg Run

This years Easter Egg run will take place on Saturday April 1st to Mid Suffolk HOPS, Thordon.

It will depart from Lind BMW, Ber Street between 0900 and 0930, Lind have kindly offered to supply tea coffee pre ride. A ride (NAM rules apply) of approx 45miles ( or if weather is horrendous its only 45 minutes down the A140) and re-congregate in Thordon at the village church, then ride in together to HOPS. The kind Reverend of the church will leave it open if anyone needs the use of the toilet and tea and coffee making facilities.

All riders will be required to bring along an egg or three and £5.00.

We will also have a raffle, £1.00 per ticket, or buy 5 get 1 free, to be drawn on club night, Monday 20th March, Dunston Hall.

Confirmed prize’s of a £100.00 Tinklers voucher, £50.00 Infinity motorcycles voucher, Duffle bag by Lind BMW, meal for 2 at Route 11 Cafe and more.

Tickets will be available on Sunday Rides, at the club night, or if you would like to partake but are unable to attend any of these then send Cheque made Payable to Mid Suffolk Hops to G Walton, 10 Cromwell Road, Sprowston, NR78XH and I will make sure your tickets are entered.

If you are interested in this event to support a good cause Email me and I will put you on the mail list to keep you informed, updates also on Facebook and the NAM website. Even if you are unable to commit maybe until the day don’t hesitate to drop me a line. (those already in obviously need not)

Yours Faithfully Gary Walton.

First Aid and Accident Management for Bikers January 21st 2017

NAM NOTICE – Saturday 21st January 2017

First Aid and Accident Management for Bikers

This could be the best £10 you’ve ever spent !

We have four spaces left on the above course

It’s 9.30am to approx 3.30pm Sat 21 January.

Spring day – minding your own business and……

You see this, so do you know what to do next?

If you’d like to find out then contact me, that’s

Paul: 07834-600665 /

“Because You Never Know” – The first event is First Aid & Accident Management Training.

The course will be run by Neil Frame as usual.

Neil is fully qualified for this and the course is aimed at showing all bikers in real life terms what one should do and how to do it – if that accident happens on your ride out.



you’ve just come around the bend and OMG…..

Would you know what to do, how to handle the situation?

Find out for £10 (to cover room hire)

You’re interested? Let me know as soon as poss !

Paul: 07834-600665 /

NAM CHRISTMAS QUIZ Monday 19th Dec. A grand £50 top prize in the raffle


Christmas Quiz this Monday Plus…

A grand £50 top prize in the raffle

Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up, Usual place

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich

Don’t be late! Paul m: 07834-600665

It’s that time again folks, the time when you
need to get your brain into gear. It may be a
good idea to invite a smart biker guest… Five
rounds, one of which is on the Highway Code
so you’ll all walk that one… I mean you are
Advanced Motorcyclists yeah “a piece of cake”

There is also a table top round giving you all
evening to ponder and a tie breaker in the event
of a draw. Rules: No cheating which means…
no smart phones, no iPads, no call a friend etc.
And… my decision is final – even if I’m wrong!
Prizes and a buffet of course – usual place and
time, that’s Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich
NR14 8PQ 7.30pm for eight. See you there!!!
Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT – Monday 21st November 20-16

NAM CLUB NIGHT – Monday 21st November

NIPs what are they? Quite right too Advanced Motorcyclists will be strangers to a “Notice of Intended Prosecution” – aren’t we lads, or at least we should be at any rate… So in order for


us to help all those other less skilled folk we’ve

Nick Kett Senior Safety Camera Officer Norfolk Constabulary

talking about the various types of speed camera, how they operate and the type of images captured –

Good word that – “captured”.

Leading to possible outcomes for drivers (and bikers) caught speeding.

Usual venue and time, that’s Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ

Time – 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT Monday 17 October

Ever wondered what it’s like having to road test all those exciting new motorbikes,

often in exotic climes like South Africa in January.  Cold it’s Not.

It’s a tough job sure, but someone has to do it!


To find out just how tough it can be we have the

Editor of Ride Magazine Simon Weir to tell us…

Put in the diary now, 7.30pm for eight, usual place

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

I’ll see you there – Paul mob: 07834-600665

NAM club night this Monday 19 Sept 2016


Monday 19 Sept 2016

Do you know how to really get the best out of your GPS?

Do you always know where you’re going ? Maybe “yes”
…then again maybe “no” but whatever we can always improve.


This Monday we have our own expert (that’s my description) Kevin Moore who is going to take us through the wonders of “MyRoute” – a better way to get where you wanted to be.

Usual time and place: Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

That’s 7.30pm for eight. See you there Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM NOTICE “Fish & Chip Ride” Friday 16th September

NAM NOTICE “Fish & Chip Ride” Friday 16th September

Its that time again a last fling before the dark evenings return – BOO!


Meet at Tesco, Harford Bridge, Norwich, NR4 6DZ – Depart at 6.30pm


Left from Tesco to the A47
L A47 to Postwick Business Park
After PBP take next exit Unclass to Great Plumstead
In village 1st R   Unclass to Little Plumstead
SO Unclass to Wroxham
R at mini Rbt to Hoveton
SO  A1151 to Stalham
L B1159 (sp Bacton) to Walcott

Fish & Chips at the Kingfisher Café, Coast Road, Walcott, NR12 0AP

SEE YOU THERE – Paul m: 07834-600665 

NAM FISH & CHIP RIDE Friday 22 July


Friday 22nd July

“Fish and Chip Ride Out” for NAMers !!!

SEASHELL-Bridge-Street-HalesworthMeet at Tesco car park at 6.30pm (NR4 6DZ)
SEASHELL Fish and Chips, Halesworth, Suffolk

The Route

Left from Tesco’s to A47 rbt

2nd exit unclass to Caister St Edmund

R unclass to Stoke Holy Cross/Hempnall

R B1135 for ½ M

L unclass to Fritton/Starston

L B1134 to Harleston

R at L-hand bend avoiding village

R/L B1116 then Left B1123 to Halesworth

R at 1st Rbt onto Saxons Way,

SO next Rbt   and Left into car Pk (before 3rd Rbt)

Behind White Hart Pub (10 Thoroughfare, Halesworth IP19 8AH)

Walk through to Thoroughfare (beside pub), right towards bridge street.

Seashell is on right a few shops beyond pedestrianised area.

SEASHELL, Bridge Street, Halesworth, IP19 8AB

Enjoy – Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night Monday 18th July

NAM CLUB NIGHT – Monday 18 July 2016

Recognise this face, yep it is Charley Boorman having his ears “measured” for a new set of ear plugs.

All you young guys take note you only have one set of ears so take care of them,


then you might not have to wear hearing aids (like me).

So on Monday we have Dave Marshall of Ultimate Ear giving us a talk on ears, plugs and measure you up if you think your hearing is important enough to spend some dosh on them…

See you at Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ

7.30pm for eight as usual, Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

PS: If yours’ are over 5 years old you need some new ones


and we have a change of programme.

The Norfolk Speed Camera Team at the
last minute postponed their talk and
NAM member Andy Russell very bravely
stepped into the breach to tell us all about
what it’s like being motoring editor of the

motoring editor

You know all that wining, the dining,
the fast cars, expenses and all that.

Well that’s what we tend to think so come
along and find out what it’s really like.

Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich
NR14 8PQ.

This Monday 7.30pm for eight.

See you there. Paul m: 07834-600665

PS: Speed Camera talk will be in November

NAM Newsletter 307 May-June 2016


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NAM Newsletter 307 May-June 2016

Honda/Suzuki Breakfast Ride with C J Ball

Due to dodgy weather we thought
Sunday 5 June would be a better choice as it will be warm and sunny – OK !


Chris will have the latest bikes from both Honda and Suzuki to try out.

So if you would like to demo  a range of bikes and without any sales
pressure let me have your names sooner than later please.

“Sooner Please” as I’m away last two weeks of May.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

Bridgestones Offer


Member Roger Whibley went to HMT Tyres on Monday and they gave him this link.

You can get £50.00 off 2 Bridgestone tyres and get £15.00 Motul gift set for free, offers finishes on the 31st May or when tyre stocks run out.

Good luck Paul m: 07834-600665

Suzuki SV650 Test Ride Weekend!

Suzuki SV650 Test Ride Weekend!

Suzuki SV650 Test Ride Weekend!




Spring is in the air for sure so time to check out your gear before the holiday.

Tim Rolph from Lind BMW will be talking about the latest BMW rider equipment.


Which is as good a benchmark as any…

See you at the usual venue, Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

7.30pm for “eight”.

Remember MONDAY 18 April

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night Next Monday 21st March 2016


This Monday 21 March (first day of spring – hurrah)

We have Graham Matcham of Cambrian Tyres talking about the most important item (probably) on your motorcycle – that’s it, got it in one – THE TYRES.

This is Graham on his bike, in fact all the guys at


Cambrian are bikers because that’s what they do…

They are Britain’s largest independent two wheeled tyre distributors to the trade serving companies like Paul Gluckstein of HMT Tyres in Norwich

Want to know more then see you MONDAY at 7.30pm

Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Easter Egg Run 19 March

Hi NAMers time to get the bike ready to ride!

(Yeah I know I know, you’ve been out on it all winter…)
On Saturday 19 March Gary Walton has organised
something really good, an EASTER EGG RUN for kids
at the Mid Suffolk HOPS (
In case you’re wondering it was to be on 27 March but
needed to come forward.  So we meet as usual at Tesco
09.00 hrs (with Easter Eggs in our top boxes that’s very 
important) arriving at HOPS Thorndon around 11.00am
So let’s get our riding year off to a great start…
Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665 (Route below)

EASTER EGG RUN Saturday 19th March
(60 miles around 90 minutes)
Meet at Tesco Harford Bridge at 9.00am

Left out of Tesco to A47 rbt
R A47 to B1108
L B1108 to Watton
L A1075 sp Thetford
L B1111 to Larling & Stanton
R A143 sp Bury St Edmunds
L rbt thru Walsham Le Willows
R B1113 to Finningham
L 2nd trn sp Wickham Skeith to A140
SO A140 to Thorndon
Settle House, Kerrison Centre, Stoke Road
Thorndon IP23 7JG

NAM 2 summer tours

Hi NAMers

Peter Rix is organising a trip to Germany 2nd week in July.
The target destination is The Black Forest.
Total mileage approx 1,600 over eight days.
Peter’s 2015 to the Harz and Eifel Mountains was
a great success so … Interested?
Then contact Peter ASAP


AND he’s planning a UK ride to take in Stonehenge,
the Cheddar Gorge and the Brecon Beacons.

No date fixed as yet for this.

Let Peter know by e-mail:
Summer’s not far away!
Regards Paul m: 07834-600665


CLUB NIGHT – Thursday 17 December

It’s CHRISTMAS QUIZ TIME again, with a buffet, prizes and of course the big NAM grand raffle!

nam christmas quiz

There’s four rounds and a table teaser to work on Teams should be the same size (near as possible)

No Cheating, Smart Phones, or Phone a Friend!!!

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PG

See you at 7.30pm bring a pal, your partner, any one you want.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT Thursday 19 November


Thursday 19 November

Tomorrow we have Tom Killeen from the “i2i Motorcycle Academy” talking about their unique style of motorcycle training.   Tom works with Safe Rider in Norfolk and some of us have learned from his training methods.


Theory & Practical, I think they are very good.
Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich
NR14 8PQ 7.30pm for Eight See you there!
Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT 15 October 2015

NAM CLUB NIGHT 15 October 2015

The dark nights of winter have arrived so what better than to hear tales of travels  by a lady on a motorbike bike to far-away  places. Ants Bolingbroke-Kent will tell of  her solo exploration on the remains of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in SE Asia; on a Honda Cub (just the job –try getting that lardy BMW  GSA “tractor” out of that!!!). 


Ants will have  copies of her book  to sell – to inspire you for  “that really big trip” – the one you know you  really should do; before it’s too late. 

See you at the usual venue, the Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ at 7.30pm

Cheers Paul mob: 07834-600665

NAM NOTICE – TRAINING ANYONE??? NAM – training with i2i


Machine Control – Levels 1 and 3 with “i2i”…

Tom Killeen is running three 3 day sessions

at RAF Coltishall this year.

Dates: April 6,7 & 8,

June 15, 16 & 17

and again September 7, 8 & 9


The cost for MCA 1 is £95 and for MCA 2 it’s £115

Both are full day sessions so do take some snack

INTERESTED… I’ve done both – Recommended

Contact Tom at “i2i” direct on <>

Regards Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Notice: What’s happening on Sunday 19th July?


NAM Notice 

What’s happening on Sunday 19th July???

It’s your chance to try out what’s new
at SUZUKI with C J Ball on Chris’ famous
Breakfast Rides Out.  Info for new members
Chris lays on a selection of new bikes you ride
out as a group switching bikes over the morning.
There’s no pressure making it a great way to assess
a selection of great bikes and to discover some you really
like, you never thought you would!!!  AND courtesy of Chris
you get a full English Breakfast at the end of the ride.  The only
cost is for you to top up the fuel tank of  “your” last bike on return.

At the present time there are several places free so let me know asap
Yeah I know that’s a picture of Chris on a Honda but on the 19th it’s SUZUKI
Regards Paul m: 07834-600665