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May 2017
Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of every month 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm at Liddington Village Hall, opposite the church

June 12
Martin Collisson -  A Life of Riley (how not to rebuild a Riley)
July 10
Julie Garbutt -  British Horse society.
  No Meeting
September 11
Mark Kendrick From Bespoke Driver Training
Subject Commentary Driving
October 9
Lee Lowry - Air Vests
(Discount on the night)

Dates For Your Diary

Monthly Ride-Outs
Remember that monthly Bike Ride-Outs take place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. 
National BikeSafe at Rockingham 19 August
Events where we will be recruiting and  need your support - please put them in your diary and inform the Secretary if you can help.
Calne Bike Meet 29 July
Emergency Services Show
3 September
Cotswold Airport near Kemble
Do you have a topic you would like discussed, or know of an interesting speaker?  Please contact Monica!

Congratulations to the following members who have passed their Advanced Tests recently:
Chris Gleed Car Advanced Re-test
Paul Silverwod Car re-test  - Gold 
Nicky Corke Car Gold  - Tutor David Pooke
Paul Winstone Car Gold - Tutor Monica Graham
New Associates:
Please welcome the following to the Group:

Joanna Jenkins           - Bike
Philip Smallwood         - Bike
Christopher Hubbard   - Bike
David Wicks                 - Bike
Ashley Ward                 - Car
Don’t forget that we have a range of clothing available to purchase. We also offer a range of books, such as Roadcraft, Motorcycle Roadcraft and the Highway Code, and these are available at discounted prices.

For more information visit the Merchandise page of our web site at
We are always looking for more articles, ideas and news for the newsletter. Have you been somewhere interesting recently that would make a good story? If you attend any group events then take a camera and send us your pictures!

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May Notices
 Help develop the Group - Committee members refresh
A reminder we would need to refresh your committee.  In addition to the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, Monica has decided it is time to hand over Membership Secretary and arranging the Speakers.  She has well developed processes to make this a straightforward task.  We need to handover all respective responsibilities at the next AGM in October 2017.
October seems like a long way off but trust us it will be here before we know it. 
If  anyone wishes to take on any of these posts then please let Mary know at  If you are at all interested then please come and join the committee and see how we operate – we all can add value to the Group and fresh ideas are always welcome so please help to guide and run the Group.
Trip to Germany
6 - 13 May 2017
Fifteen Wiltshire RoADAR members travelled to Monschau in Germany over the weekend 6 May for a week of exploring the area with a mixture of 9 Bikes and 2 cars.  The decision to base ourselves in one place proved a success; this meant there was no pressure to ride/drive every day and also there was no need to commit to the whole week.  Monschau is in Germany just over the Belgian Border form Liege and well placed to explore the Ardennes.
With all of  the group in situ by Sunday evening the  first ride out was  to Bastogne  - scene of the stand by the American Airborne divisions during the battle of the Bulge.  It is interesting to see how strongly the Belgians in this area are attached to the Americans; clearly thankful for them stopping the Germans retaking Bastogne in December 1944. 
After a brief stop at the impressive American memorial our plan for a detour just to say we have been to Luxemburg was curtailed by a charging problem with one of the bikes.  Thanks to Julian Burton for his fault finding and improvisations skills and the rest of us for watching on offering countless useless advice.
Excitement mounted the next day as we headed to the Nurburgring – lovely roads and great scenery all the way to the iconic race track (oops public toll road which just happens to be one way!)  After the compulsory Curry Wurst and Chips a few braved a lap and a half – 3 bikes, 2 of them with pillion passengers set off for an exciting ride.  Some of the group had specific clauses in their insurance preventing a ride round the “Ring”.  Four of the team opted for a ride in a “Ring Taxi”.  Not your normal fare as this was a lap with a professional driver in a modified BMW M3 – and a bit more expensive than a Swindon cab ride.  The results were varied; all were exhilarated but differing levels of nausea limited the enjoyment for some.  An accident closed the circuit reminding us all of the risks of mixing with the fast boys and girls on the toll road.
A long trip to and along the Moselle Valley provided more excellent roads and spectacular scenery.