August 2016
Dates For Your Diary
Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at Liddington Village Hall, opposite the church
Monday 12th September 7:30
Geoff Gregor,  Bike Examiner
Monday 9th October 7:30
Annual General Meeting
Speaker Tony Lamsdale, Bike Tutor and Speed Awareness course presenter


Monthly Ride-Outs
Remember that monthly Bike Ride-Outs take place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. 
Do you have a topic you would like discussed, or know of an interesting speaker?  Please contact Monica!

Welcome to the following who joined the Group recently:

Steve Cross (Bike and Car)
Paul Warner (Car)
Teo Chassagne-Dobre (Car)
Stephen French (Bike)

Congratulations to the following members who have passed their Advanced Tests recently:

David Surgett (Car - Silver). Tutored by Monica Graham
Dave Venman (Car Re-test - Gold)
Tom Humphreys (Bike Re-test - Gold) 
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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Annual General Meeting 2016
Don't forget that the Annual General Meeting of Wiltshire RoADAR will take place on Monday 10th October at Liddington Village Hall at 7.15pm for 7.45 pm. The Chairman and Secretary will give their annual reports and the Treasurer will present the accounts. There will also be an election to elect the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members for the next twelve months.

The majority of the officers and committee have indicated their willingness to stand for election in 2016. However, we are seeking an IT officer and would encourage anyone who feels this would be something they could assist the group with to seek nomination. ;We would also welcome anyone else who wishes to join. Joining the committee provides the opportunity to influence the running of the group. It is important that we maintain a strong committee and a regular intake of new faces helps to bring fresh ideas to the group. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at Liddington, at 7.30pm.
Membership Renewals
Please note that membership renewals will be due for all members, except those that joined the group after October 2015, at the AGM. We will soon be sending out renewal notifications by email so please look out for it and ensure that your annual subscription is paid before the AGM on the 10th October, or bring it with you on the night.
Re-tests and membership subscriptions
Don't forget that all members are welcome to have further training drives/rides with a Tutor before taking their three-yearly re-test. Please contact Monica if you would like to arrange this.

Please can you also let Monica know when you take your re-test so that the Group's records can be kept up to date.

On a similar note, a reminder about membership subscriptions. Depending on your status, you will be liable for different fees:

Associate member
(not taken an advanced test) - you pay a subscription to the Wiltshire Group only. When ready for test, you pay a test fee to RoADAR HQ, usually via our Group Treasurer.

Full member (passed an advanced test) - you pay a subscription to the RoADAR national organisation (currently £28 per annum).

Your first year's  membership is included in your test fee. At the end of that year you will receive a reminder asking you to set up a Direct Debit for future years, to ensure that your retests will occur every three years. 

If you elect to remain a member of Wiltshire Group, you also pay a subscription (currently £17 per annum) to us. This covers our monthly meetings, hire of premises, tutor training, this newsletter, etc.
Swindon 105.5 FM
Peter Genet now has a regular fortnightly slot on the station talking about road safety, advanced riding and driving. Join him every other Tuesday at 10:00 with repeats on Wednesday at 18:00.
Skillshare 2016
Skillshare runs on the first Saturday of each month at the Divine Cafe in Cherhill. This year we are extending it to car drivers as well as bike riders. Drivers or riders can turn up and get a free assessment of their skills, with the opportunity to sign up for full membership if they want to take it further. If members get an opportunity to publicise this please ask Mark Sealey (skillshare(at) for more information.
Membership Secretary: Mrs. Monica Graham, 114 Marines Drive, Faringdon, Oxon. SN7 7UG.Tel: 01367 242377
Hon Secretary: Mrs. Mary Southgate
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