June 2014 Club Night

Wow, what a great night! Very hectic getting everything set up and greeting our guest speakers from four different organisations. Not to mention welcoming all existing members and guests. Below is a summary of the evening. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at damchairman@derbyam.org.uk


DAM Club Night – 18 June 2014 (about 25 members present)



  1. A very warm welcome to any new riders or guests tonight.
  2. Also, a very warm welcome to our special guests:


(Apologies received from Graham Raphael from Motorsport Endeavour)


Mike Briant from Mission Motorsport

Mike spoke to us about the amazing work that Mission Motorsport do to help wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to recover from their physical and/or mental injuries sustained during armed conflict.


Geoff Meade, former Sky News defence correspondent and now freelance media journalist for British Forces News

Geoff entertained us about his many experiences of reporting on armed conflicts around the world, from Belfast to Baghdad and beyond.


Steve Maguire from Ride To The Wall

Steve outlined the history and purpose of the annual Ride To The Wall, which takes place on the first Saturday of October every year. To date, they have donated over £280,000 to the National Memorial Arboretum. Their next donation will be made on Saturday 28 June 2014.


Mark Lamplough and Eddie Hodgkiss from Bike Tours for The Wounded

These guys need volunteer riders to take wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans on motorcycle tours in the USA and beyond. Please get in touch if you would like to change a life.


3. Presentation of certificate made to Andrew Vest (Observer – Gordon Constable)


4. Presentation of certificate made to Ben Roberts (Observer – John Cowley)


5. Derbyshire council Bike Safety Magazines available to take away tonight


6. Upcoming events:


Group ride to Holmfirth on Sunday 22 June 2014


Slow riding at Gaydon Sunday 29 June 2014 £10 entry


Chip shop run on Tuesday 01 July 2014


Potters 100 Road Safety Trials 06 July 2014 £20 entry


Group ride to East Kirkby airfield in Lincolnshire on Sunday 13 July


Club night on Wednesday 16 July 2014 with Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit


Group ride to Devil’s Bridge on Sunday 20 July 2014


Club night on Wednesday 20 August 2014 – Quiz night!

Updated: 21st June 2014 — 19:12