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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - SLAM Actions - Updated 13/05/2020

In line with advice from IAM RoadSmart, SLAM have with immediate effect (17/03/2020) taken the following actions to help protect members from the Covid-19 virus:

• Immediate cessation of Associate training, including observed rides and group training sessions (classroom, machine control and test brief).
• Cancellation of all face to face SLAM Social meetings - but keep an eye out for online events that we will be organising on a regular basis.
• Cancellation of all SLAM organised rides.

Government guidance for “lockdown" has recently been changed, notably with respect to leisure activity. The recent MCN article we wrote to you about gives more details. Please remember, you must still maintain social distancing at all times. Sadly, this still does not change the position for SLAM activities at present.

When you first go out on your bike, please take extra care as you will not have ridden for some time, and other road users - bikers and motorists will all be in the same position. Remember, for the past few weeks, pedestrians and cyclists having become used to having the roads to themselves!

We will of course update you further as the situation develops, and we understand how we will be able to start activities again.

Stay safe

Doug Nowell

SLAM Chair

Last year we were looking at how we could help Members keep their riding skills up to scratch after completing the Advanced Riding Course (ARC).advanced rider clinic

A small number of people have taken advantage of Fellow Membership - where you are reassessed every three years - whilst others have gone for the Masters qualification, or have engaged in Observer training.  However, for most people, after doing the ARC, their riding is not exposed to regular critical feedback.  Now I don't know about you, but I know my riding can always be better!

To bridge this gap, Rider Continuous Improvement Coaching (we call it the Ride Clinic) was introduced in 2018 to allow members to get ongoing training without having to sign up for one of the more onerous routes.  Since starting the initiative, over 45 members have used the clinic, made up of anyone from people returning to biking after a break (winter hibernation or longer), to "just passed" associates looking to improve their riding skills even further. 

The clinics are tailored to the specific needs of each rider, are on a one-to-one basis, and let you decide where you will get the most from some additional input.  Let's be honest... we all have at least one aspect of our riding we wish we could do better! 

The clinics will continue to be available throughout the winter and beyond, so why not contact John Burns on rideclinics@slambikers.co.uk to book a session!

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Until further notice we will only be having on-line meetings - watch the events diary for details.

The monthly SLAM Social Meetings (1st Thursday) are held at Preston Grasshoppers RFC, Lightfoot Green Lane, Preston PR4 0AP https://goo.gl/maps/bHVps9KiyuQ2

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