The fine apparel displayed on this page is available from SLAM and can be ordered from Derek Saunders at courses@slambikers.co.uk  All orders must be paid for at the time of ordering.  Derek will accept cash with orders placed at SLAM socials, or will provide payment details when you place an order on line.

When placing an order please be sure to include:

the ‘ product code’

the item description,

size

colour.

 

Please note, we do not keep stock, so orders will be placed once we have a batch of at least 6 items, so  you may have to wait a few days until we put a batch together. All the garments will be embroidered with the club logo except the base layer garments.  Each garment shows the colours available but please remember when ordering colours that our logo contains red and green so part of the logo may get lost if embroidered on a garment of a similar colour.

Derek will bring orders to SLAM social evenings for collection, but if you can't wait, or can't make socials, Derek will post garments out to you BUT postage charges are not included in the prices, so please check with Derek what the charge will be.

 

SLAM T Shirt - £10

SLAM Polo Shirt - £15

SLAM Fleece Jacket - £25

 

 

SLAM Hi Viz Jacket - £20

 

SLAM Baseball cap - £10

SLAM Neck Warmer - £5

Thermal Base Top - £15 (No SLAM Logo)

SLAM Base Trouser - £15 (No SLAM Logo)

Sizing Guides - All products are unisex so please use Mens Size guide - Sizes may vary

On Wednesday 14th March, ten brave souls arrived at Lymm Services before setting off in monsoon rain wishing we had travelled in cars like the three Triumph owning Slam Bikers did (in-house joke with a nod to John Burns). Only joking, weather was windy but thankfully dry so off we rode through Knutsford and beyond on mostly A roads and a few B roads. A nice quiet pace was set by Derek, riding his new 1200 Tiger and having to keep the revs down for the first few hundred miles.

First brew stop was a transport cafe in Sudbury for late breakfast with bacon butties and a huge full english for the extra hungry ones (Woz). Comfort break sorted, and back on the A515 towards Barton-Under-Needwood. Full marks to the drop-off riders successfully marking the junctions under very difficult traffic conditions, especially around Stoke.  We did temporarily lose Pete Cole who fortunately caught up with us at the fuel stop just outside Hinckley. That was, however, after all of us took a detour into an Aldi’s car park instead of the petrol station. From the fuel stop it was a short ride to the factory and everybody’s tickets scanned ready for the factory visit.

 

On arrival it was time to relax and walk around the exhibition, which is an excellent in-house display of important historical bikes supported by wall displays of the Triumph time-line, which was very well laid out and well worth taking the time to enjoy. The Triumph staff we spoke to were very informative and helpful, and a pleasure to listen to. We had time to enjoy a coffee and lunch if you could (Woz) before the production line tour started at 2.30pm.

At the start of the tour we were all issued with hi-viz waistcoats and radio sets, and we had to leave our mobile phones in lockers as they are prohibited in the factory working area. We initially set off through the warehouse where 6,500 completed bikes are stored on racks seven storeys high. From the warehouse we made our way into the machine shop where camshaft and crankshaft bearing surfaces were being machined. Triumph engines apparently are good for 200,000 miles if all the fluids are looked after. What was very noticeable was that the working areas were spotless throughout the factory.

The number of completed bikes produced at the time of our tour was 6.5 per hour over an 18 hour shift pattern, although the computer controlled machinery has the ability to produce 18 bikes an hour if required. The tour took just about two hours and was well presented and thoroughly recommended.

After a final comfort break for the old boys we set off at 16.45pm. Apparently it’s the law – see a loo you have to go! Again we used A and B roads initially on a different route to the one we travelled down, until we reached the A50 before Stoke. We stopped for a final brew stop and food for those who could possibly eat anymore (Woz) just north of Stoke. When we then set off for the final leg home daylight had gone so I found riding the roads in darkness very challenging as my eyes and brain didn’t cope very well. I was glad to get back to Lymm Services and onto the M6 and back home to Clitheroe.

Finally, a thank you to Derek Saunders for the time and effort in booking and planning the event and also Steve Royce for volunteering as TEC.

You can never stop improving your riding!

One of our passions in SLAM is to keep pushing up safe riding standards.  However good a rider we may be, we can all be even better… no matter who we are.

I challenge everyone reading this to stop and reflect on the last time they can think of when their riding – be it decisions, skills, execution, or whatever – could have been better.

I’m sure we all have our little instance!  If not… our latest initiative is most definitely for you!

We are about to launch Continuous Rider Improvement Coaching sessions in SLAM.

The aim – to help people who have passed their Advanced Assessment some time ago to continue to keep their riding skills at a high level.  No pressure, just a great opportunity to hone your riding skills, nip any bad habits in the bud, and be the best rider you can.  You’ll be getting an email from John Burns in the next couple of weeks to explain the new initiative. 

I really hope you take it up.

Making the most of our experience…

I’m delighted to announce that the Committee have agreed to inaugurate a new role in SLAM – that of President. 

IAM RoadSmart recognise the position as one which can be of great benefit to individual Groups.  Some Groups choose people who may give them some kudos in the local community, others choose people with particular skills.

Here at SLAM, the reason for us recognising someone as President is to maintain the huge depth of experience that exists in SLAM.  We have a number of members who were around when we were formed… and others with a wealth of experience in running the Group.  They have a lot to offer.

We see the President as someone who will actively support the Chairman and help take SLAM forward as the premier IAM RoadSmart Group in the North of England.  I’m really excited about this new role!

Ride safe, and see you around!

Dave

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