Members’ News & Updates

May 2024 Meeting
May 13th Meeting – Guest Speaker:
Dr Atle Karstad MCSP HCPC MBA DProf
Consultant Physiotherapist
Title Talk: “The Spine and Related Areas”
Please make every effort to attend.

Information – Gazebo Event

Hi to All,
The first gazebo event of the year will be at the Hurworth Classic Car Show. Date; Sunday the 12th May. If you are available to help erect it, manning the standing or disassembling it then please let me know.
You will gain free entry to the show.

Following Dates:

The group will be present with their gazebo at the following shows
Hurworth Classic Car Show: 12th May
Stokesley Classic Car Show; 15th June
Ormesby Hall Classic Car Show: 30th June
Hurworth Country Fair: 7th September
Middlesbrough and District Classic Bike Show: 22nd September
We will also be giving a presentation of what we are about at:
Yarm Motorcycle Club on the 10th July
Updated 1/4/2024
If you want more information please contact the secretary on 07794 160412


Information – Travelling in France

We have noticed that generally the French have slowed down and keep close to the speed limits. Recent experiences in France indicate that they are tightening up on speeding. 
For instance, a friend was recently pulled over after overtaking a truck in a 90kph limit, who then continued to maintain the overtaking speed until being pulled at 130kph, was given an on the spot fine of €137 and levied a further €85 on return to UK.
This in itself is not the end of the world – but it made a hole in the beer vouchers – the sting came when the drivers license was taken and a 3 month ban of driving in France slapped on. In this instance there was a pillion who could ride the bike, but if you were alone you would be left standing on the side of the road.

Information – Fish and Chips Ride/Drive Out
Thursday, June 27th, meet at Teesside Park outside the Showcase Cinema at 5:30/6:00 pm… then a run up to Helmsley for a fish & chip supper at 7:00 pm at Deep Blue chippy Helmsley.
If you are interested please let the secretary know ( or 07794 162412)
More details to follow… Two different routes, what3word locations etc.
News – Vicky Folland

I passed my RoSPA advanced driving test in March 2022 with the help and support of RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders-Cleveland.  In August I travelled to Birmingham to take the RoSPA Level 4 Award in Advanced Behavioural Driver Training which I went on to pass with flying colours, this allowed me to go on to the DVSA Fleet register.  From here my work with RoSPA began, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to travel all over the UK to a variety of different workplaces to deliver driver assessor courses, advanced driving, defensive driving and Level 3 &4 courses.  In January I was offered the opportunity to go to Malaysia to assess a Level 3 Award in Behavioural Driver Training (international) in January 2024, I travelled out there for 4 days and it was an absolute please to see the three delegates from Petronas deliver assessments to an extremely high standard.  Since starting my journey with RoSPA my business has gone from strength to strength, the skills I have learned I have been able to incorporate into my driving school which has gone on to win several national awards. I continue to be an active group member and celebrate the successes of the other members of the group.


Vicky Folland is an ADI and joined the group about a year ago. She passed at gold and went on to do the diploma and onto become a fleet trainer for RoSPA. The attached screenshots are from the RoSPA ‘Care on the Road’ magazine which came out recently. It is an article about her achievements.