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



Club Night is on the usual night at the usual venue

But… we have a different speaker.

NAM observer Kevin Moore will be explaining the finer points of setting up a route using the T.Y.R.E. system on your GPS (so bring yours along to see it in action).

Trace Your Route Everywhere makes sorting routes as easy as ABC

– once you know how of course!!!

Come along and find out Thursday 18 June 2015

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

Kick off at the usual time 7.30 for eight – OK…

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT this Thursday evening 16th April

NAM CLUB NIGHT this Thursday evening

We’re very lucky to have Phil Armes telling us about his racing career. Norwich man Phil won a lot during his racing career, beating some of  the biggest names in motorcycling – then he almost lost everything…

Today despite breaking his back and losing the use of his legs Phil is back on his bike – you can read all about it on Mr Google, or you can come to Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ and hear the man himself!  See you there, usual time 7.30pm for eight.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM – Honda Breakfast Ride Out

NAM NOTICE for 26 April 2015
C J Ball – Honda – Breakfast Ride Out

If you’re thinking about changing your bike, maybe a HONDA, then this is your chance to try out quite a few different bikes, no (sales) pressure, courtesy of C J Ball.  Chris probably won’t have one of these…

Honda Breakfast Ride Out

but for sure he’ll have ready to ride a great selection of new Honda bikes and to finish the morning there will be a full foc English Breakfast – Thanks to Chris !!!

We have a few places left, let me know if you want to ride – ASAP – please.  

Thanks Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM CLUB NIGHT this coming Thursday 19th March…

Spring is almost here so it’s time you and the bike got ready to go!

“How Do You Read The Road?” Geraint Hughes will be posing the question and giving the benefit of his experience as a Class 1 Police Motorcyclist (rtd), Advanced Car Instructor and an IAM Examiner.


Since retiring Geraint set up “Dragon Moto Tours” with partner Jan so after a comfort break they will be talking about their touring biz.

I warned Geraint that we have some rtd “rozzers” in the club so he’s expecting some interesting debate… See you next Thursday, usual time 7.30pm for 8.00pm – Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

So how is your First Aid Technique ?

Hi Guys – So how is your First Aid Technique ?

Does  D.    R.    A.    B.  mean anything to you ?

Could you manage an accident scene safely?

No! Then consider our Bikers First Aid course.


Book up Saturday morning 24th January 2015

Get it in that new diary now before you forget.

Neil Frame is running session one. NAM member Neil is trained to HSE Standard and is a First Aid Trainer/Assessor.

The cost is just £5 to NAM members, yes that’s absolutely right – five pounds.

I went last year and will be going again since if or when it happens you ain’t got time to read it up.

Let me know asap please Paul m: 07834-600665

or e-mail me <[email protected]>




complete with questions and hopefully some answers from you …
and a buffet and some prizes all we need is YOU, see you there…


Bring a friend, bring the wife, the boyfriend, your brother, sister
or maybe your second cousin on a passing visit if you want…
RULES:  No smart phones, no phone a friend and near as possible
even team numbers.  Five rounds including one “rules of the road”
plus a table questionnaire to complete over the quiz duration.

See you there, usual place and time, Thursday 18 Dec

Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ
7.30pm for 8.00pm.  Paul mob : 07834-600665

NAM Club Night Thursday 20 Nov 2014

NAM CLUB NIGHT next Thursday

This is a “no expense spared” evening…

That is – no expense was spared – so it’s  a home brewed evening where I with the assistance of Rob, Will and Dave P will explain (with pictures) how to have the holiday of a lifetime on reasonable money.

nam holiday twenty fifteen

OK – holiday twenty fifteen here we come

Usual place, usual time:

Dunston Hall Hotel

Ipswich Road, Norwich, 7.30pm for 8.00pm

See you there… Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night 16 October 2014

NAM CLUB NIGHT  this Thursday
This month it’s all about HONDA
the big organisation WORLDWIDE


Bikes, Cars, Aero, Marine, Robots…
Thursday David Morton tells us..
And you thought it was just bikes!!!
Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich
7.30 for 8.00pm see you there 
Regards Paul m: 07834-600665



Riding in the real world – around the
world – with a small budget, strong
desires and infinite dreams.  All is
possible and can be done – if you dare.
GRAHAM FIELD is going to tell us how
See you there, usual venue: Dunston
Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ
Usual time 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

The Adventure Bike Shop Open Day 17th Sept 2014

Adventure Bike Shop Event


I have posted the following on the NAM website forum pages (but adding here just in case any one is interested but may not regularly view the forum pages)…

I have just had a nice ride into Suffolk today to visit this shop and discovered they are putting this event on to include several stands, guest speakers, refreshments and 10% off most merchandise. 

Sunday 14th September 2014

The event is free (as will be the tea and coffee) and charity workers will be collecting for the Air Ambulance.   



Dan Stamp

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The Adventure Bike Shop

Unit 19 Inca Business Park





01787 372901

Event Details:

Open Day Event – Sunday 14th Spetember 2014

Special Guests confirmed so far:
(for book signings & presentations)

Ted Simon, Graham Field, Claire Elsdon, Nathan Millward & Dom Giles

Presentation Times:

Nathan Millward: 10:15 – 11:00

Claire Elsdon: 11:15 – 12:00

Graham Field: 12:15 – 13:00

Ted Simon: 13:45 – 14.45

Pete Leach: 15:00 – 15:45

Stands confirmed so far:
CCM Motorcycles, EAAA, FTR Suspension, Motofreight, BMW Club, Ticket2ride, Jim Ames KTM, Overland Magazine, Open Road Rentals, Adventure Peru, Ride with us tours, ROSPA, Globe Busters, Adventure Bike TV, Ride Any Road & Cannon BMW

Also at the event…
There will be 10% off everything in our shop (excluding touratech & already reduced items)

Lots of Trade Stands filling the carpark


Book Signings

Food & Refreshments

FREE Tea & Coffee



Goodie Bags

In Aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance
This event is a free event but we will be collecting on the day for the East Anglian Air Ambulance – a very good cause I’m sure you’ll all agree!

If you would like to camp the night before/after the show call the Edwardstone White Horse on 01787 211211, we will all be having a few drinks here on the night before (saturday),  so come down and join us! This is our nearest campsite (not too far from us plus they have good beer)

For more details, click on the link to navigate to their website?

Adventure Bike Shop

NAM Fish and Chips This Friday

This Friday evening 5 September


A slight change, this Friday it is

(over the road from Ken’s shop!)
Depart Tesco Harford Bridge Norwich
car-park at 6.30pm sharp.

The Route: Depart  Tesco L to A47
L A47 to Postwick Bus’ness Pk
R @ 1st rbt L @ 2nd rbt to Postwick/Brundall
R @ T-jn thru Brundall
R after 2nd mini rbt to Cantley
L B1140 to A47
X A47 (L then R) B1140 to Panxworth
L thru Panxworth then R to Salhouse
R @ mini rbt to WROXHAM over the bridge
1st R and R again to car park then to
“GREY’S Traditional Fish and Chip Shop” 
It’s the same post code – NR12 8DA

Eat In or Sit by River – sounds good.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night – Thursday 17th July

NAM Club Night – Thursday 17th July
Thursday we have Alex Jackson of “Kaapstad Motorcycle Tours”
talking all about motorbike tours past, present and future in South Africa.

NAM overland magazine tours

Some of us have been and it’s recommended

“AFRICA” – discover much more this Thursday
Dunston Hall, Ipswich Rd, Norwich, NR14 8PQ
7.30pm for eight don’t be late!  See you there.

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM – Fish & Chip Ride Out: SEASHELL, Bridge Street, Halesworth, IP19 8AB


Next Friday 4th July is…

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

(4th July – OK they might do turkey burgers…)


Meet at Tesco Harford Bridge at 6.30 pm
Left from Tesco’s to A47 rbt

2nd exit unclass to Caister St Edmund

R unclass to Stoke Holy Cross


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 Park (before 3rd Rbt)

behind White Hart Pub, walk through to Thoroughfare (beside pub)

right towards Bridge street, Seashell is on right a few shops

beyond pedestrianised area – or Google Maps >>>

SEASHELL, Bridge Street, Halesworth, IP19 8AB

See you there – Paul m: 07834-600665



It’s in the programme Friday 6th June.

Meet at 6.30pm Wroxham petrol station.

Checking up Mr Google that’s 232 Norwich Road, NR12 8SL

Destination – French’s Fish and Chips, Wells


Oh yes how to get there “The Route”…

Take A1151 to Hoveton
L B1354 to Coltishall, Horstead
[email protected] mini Rbt to Buxton, Aylsham
L A140
[email protected] Rbt to Blickling, Saxthorpe
L B1354  to A148
R A140 then left Unclass to Binham, Stiffkey
L A149 to Wells
Fish and chips at French’s (opposite harbour)

See you there Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Event “Hopp Better Riding Day” at Cadwell Park. Date 3 July

A NAM Event for you to ponder…

Three more NAM Events

“Hopp Better Riding Day” at Cadwell Park. Date 3 July

Peter will be going and is happy to lead a group. Martin Hopp’s
events are always very well planned and executed. If you
don’t know this is a “better riding day” NOT a wannbe race
day for aspiring Marc Marquezs, so be assured you’ll have
fun on your bike in a safe environment with expert tuition.
INTERESTED??? Contact Peter on [email protected]

If no-one goes then Peter will be on his own… and that’s no fun.
Regards Paul m: 07834-600665

AGM this Thursday 15th May: NOT 17th as shown in the latest mag

Club Night is NAM  AGM Night

nam-club-night may 2014

Long or short it is your chance to say what you think about your club.

See you this Thursday 15th May

7.30pm for 8.00pm – usual venue

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road Norwich 

Oh yes buffet included to sustain you!

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

NB: The AGM is Thursday 15th May 
NOT 17th as shown in the latest mag

NAM Club Night – Next Thursday 17 April 2014

You know what they say – you don’t really miss “it” until it’s gone  and at my age I know that’s very true!  Ears, we have just the one  set and deafness is no joke, except to those who can hear the joke.

We have Andy Hobdell from Ultimate Hearing Protection Systems showing us how to avoid  premature DEAFNESS did you get that?


See – they are complicated pieces of kit so look after yours !!!

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

Thursday evening 17 April 7.30pm for eight, did you hear that!

Cheers Paul mob: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night – Next Thursday 20th March 2014

Hi Guys – First NAM Meeting of the Year
This Thursday 20th March – Now seeing as how spring is just around the corner (really!!!) and that you’ll be getting out that dusty old gear, it might just be good to discover you can get it upgraded, mended, or even get that bespoke made to measure suit you’ve always fancied.


Whatever takes your fancy – yours for the asking

Thursday we’ve Kate from “HIDEOUT LEATHER”

So don’t forget, bring that much loved but worn,  torn, road scuffed suit along,  it can be repaired.

See you at Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich
NR14 8PQ Usual time 7.30 pm for eight pm

Cheers Paul mob: 07834-600665

NAM Scotland in June 2014

Hi to all you Hard Riding NAMers
An addition to the NAM Events programme NAM member
Neil Frame will also be riding around Scotland 8 to 15 June.

NAM Scotland in June

It’s a Big Ride and Neil expects to cover about 1,800 miles –
interested??? OK then contact Neil direct for more details
E-mail Neil on: [email protected]
Remember spring is only ten short (or long…) weeks away.
Regards Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM – First Aid Biker Training Jan & Feb 2014


NAM First Aid Biker Training

There will be two sessions with up to 15 NAM members on each day.
Sat morning 25 January and Sat morning 1 February to be at Dunston Hall, Ipswich Rd, Norwich
Even if you’ve done one before are you, yes YOU, really up to speed NOW.
Next time it might be YOU


NAM member Neil Frame will be running both sessions.
Neil is trained to HSE Standard and a First Aid Trainer/Assessor.

The cost is a paltry £10 – that’s got to be the best deal ever.

OK guys – contact me asap…

Paul m: 07834-600665 or e:

[email protected]

NAM Club Night – Thursday 19 December 2013

NAM Club Night

Thursday 19 December is a social evening so bring the wife, partner, pal, anyone at all.  It’s the Christmas Quiz – 5 rounds including a “table one” to ponder throughout the quiz.  There’ll be a Highway Code round with a…  difference !  plus three others.  Check the answers right now on Google if  you want… but I know you’ll not want to cheat !!!  So no “phone a friend” or  i-phones under the table.  Try to keep team numbers equal if you can.

Prizes for the winners and a buffet so see you next Thursday evening at

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich – 7.30pm for the 8.00pm kick off

Cheers, Paul mob: 07834-600665


NAM Club Night Thursday 21 November 2013


This Thursday we have Mr Bibendum,

not in person of course but in the form

of Andrew Beckett, the Michelin Man

in our neck of the woods.  Andrew is

working to establish Michelin motor bike


tyres as the top brand with Paul Gluckstein

at HMT Motorcycle Tyre Specialists Norwich.

To find out more come this Thursday evening

to Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich,

NR14 8PQ – see you around 7.30 pm then…

Regards Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM Club Night – This Thursday 17 Oct


You may remember Paddy Tyson, last year he came to NAM to talk about riding in the Americas and very entertaining it was…  Well he’s back and  this time to tell of his motorbike adventures in Tibet.


Looks like another great evening and might give you some ideas for next summer…..
maybe, why not???

OK then, see you this Thursday at 7.30pm -ish

Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

PS: By the way Paddy is also Editor of Overland magazine, a great read, a sort of “National Geographic” for Bikers !!!


NAM Club Night This Thursday 19th September

NAM Club Night – Thursday 19th September

Whatever happened to Triumph 1970 through to 1983?

Find out on Thursday when John Rosamond – former chairman of the Triumph Meriden Co-op – comes to Norwich to tell the story of his book “Save the Triumph Bonneville”


As a teenager that was my “dream machine” so I’ll be there how about you…

See you this Thursday 7.30pm for 8.00pm at Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR14 8PQ

Regards Paul m: 07834-600665

NAM – Hopp Machine Skills Day

NAM take note: Advanced Machine Skills with Martin Hopp and his team

This guy is not about to fall off he’s doing tight turns just like you can… or could… if you spend a day with Hopp Rider Training.  Many NAM members have been on the course and the benefits are immediately apparent as you’ll appreciate on your ride back home.

There is one more course this year at Carver Barracks nr Saffron Walden Sunday 6 Oct.  If you’ve never been and would like to be more “in control” then check it out on

NAM - Hopp Machine Skills Day

Probably the best £135 you’ll ever spend. Recommended… Paul mob 07834-600665

NAM – Fish and Chip ride


Friday 6 September we ride to Seashell, 5 Bridge Street, Halesworth, IP19 8AB – and according to Trip Advisor you’ll get the very best Fish & Chips in all of Suffolk mmm, dep Tesco Harford Bridge Norwich 6.30pm

Sounds good to me Paul

mob: 07834-600665

NAM Fish & Chip run – Friday 6th Sept.

Meet Tesco for 6.30pm start

Left from Tesco’s to A47 rbt

2nd exit unclass to Caister St Edmund

R unclass to Stoke Holy Cross

Hempnall Rt B1135 for ½ M

L unclass to Fritton, Starston

L B1134 to Harleston

R at L-hand bend avoiding village

R/L B1116 thenLeft B1123 to Halesworth

Park in Market place… Walk through to Chip shop at 5 London Road

or Bridge St. car park (off A144 rbt) and go to Seashell in Bridge St.

NAM Club Night – fish and chip ride


Hi Guys – it’s that time again.

Fish and Chip Run time that’s what.

August Club night is a motorbike ride Tesco car park to the Swaffham chippy in the centre of the town.  Two routes are attached for your delectation.  Finger crossed for good weather, but whatever we’re British bikers

 Fish and Chip Run

…so what if it is raining ??? See you there Thursday evening depart 15th August 6.30pm Tesco car park

Cheers Paul m: 07834-600665

PS:  Yes the venue is Swaffham not Wells as shown on the current July/August NAM magazine cover)

Left from Tesco to A47

2nd exit to Caister St Edmund

R to Hempnall

R ½ mile then L to Starston

R to The Pulhams/A140

SO B1134 to B1077

R B1077 to Attleborough/Watton

L B1108 through Watton

R at rbt B1077 to Swafham

Park in town centre O/S fish & chip shop


Right from Tesco to B1113

L B1113 to New Buckenham

R B1077 to Attleborough/Watton

L B1108 through Watton

R at rbt B1077 to Swafham

Park in town centre O/S fish & chip shop