Meet Up's & Activities

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SMART is a very social group with lots of activities to join. These include UK and European trips, Machine Handling days, First Aid courses, Track and Off-Road days, Ride-Outs, Wizzes (Tours) and social evenings.

Meet ups are held monthly at two venues; in Kent at Mickeys Diner on the 1st Sunday of every month and in Sussex at Tulleys Farm on the 2nd Sunday of every month, we meet up at 08:45 for 9.30 at both venues all year round – rain or shine. 

You are welcome to turn up on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month to get a feel for what we do. You can rely on getting a warm welcome at whichever venue you choose.

These are also the venues and dates that we typically undertake Assessment Rides for our new members.

In addition adhoc training meet-ups occur most Sundays at these and other venues between associates and their instructors.

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Note: ** All members to carry their membership card on club activities. **

 

Tulleys Farm

Turners Hill Rd, Crawley Down, Crawley RH10 4PE

LINK

Mickeys Diner

Bluebell Hill, A229 Northbound, Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7EZ

[Access is ONLY from the A229 Northbound]

LINK

Our Ride-Outs normally happen on the last Sunday of each month. 

Typically, they are 150-250 miles in length and take most of the day and encompass a wide variety of interesting and challenging roads. On Ride-Outs, we aspire to making smooth, unobtrusive progress. We’re all dedicated motorcyclists and recognise that large numbers of bikes may be intimidating to other road users and also potentially dangerous to riders in the group. The leader will have spent a lot of time and effort planning the route and will brief everyone before setting out. Please listen to the briefing and follow any instructions carefully.

Apart from that, we aim just to have a lot of fun with challenging, interesting roads and excellent company!

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Notes:

** For safety reasons, we can only accept members on our Ride-Outs and only those that have had their Initial Assessment Ride..

** All members are asked to carry their membership card on all club activities.

** Please study the Backmarker System that we use on all ride-outs and wizzes. It’s a tried and tested system that ensures riders can travel in their own space and at their own pace, well spread out from each other without loosing the group.

** Refer to the Calendar for our next Ride-out – Click Here

Our Wizzes (tours) are multi-day riding trips typically across continental Europe or around Wales, Isle of Man, Scotland etc. 

They are inexpensive, great fun and a chance for motorcyclists to hone their skills and to experience fantastic roads and beautiful views. We book the hotels and plan the routes for you in advance, so all you need to do is bring your bike (and a pillion if you have one) and go! You can use these trips to either relax, polish up your riding, or just to get in some ‘saddle time’ among good company.

Wizzes are typically 4 or 5 days long and where possible, encompass a Bank Holiday Weekend. We are very familiar with Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Ardennes, Luxembourg, the Black Forest, Pyrenees and the Dolomites.

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Note:

** For safety reasons, in the case of Associate members [Associates are those without a current Advanced Riding test from RoSPA (Gold, Silver or Bronze) or an
IAM pass] wishing to attend these events; we restrict Wizz places to Associate members who have undertaken sufficient training (minimum of four sessions), are achieving consistent 3’s on their Training Cards and that their Instructor endorses their ability to attend the stated Wizz (tour).

For more information on our Wizzes refer to our Prepare for a Wizz.

** Please study the Backmarker System that we use on all rideouts and Wizzes. It’s a tried and tested system that ensures riders can travel in their own space and at their own pace, well spread out from each other without fear of loosing the group.

** Refer to the Calendar for our next Wizz- Click Here

Monthly Meet-Ups

Meet ups are held monthly at two venues; in Kent at Mickeys Diner on the 1st Sunday of every month and in Sussex at Tulleys Farm on the 2nd Sunday of every month, we meet up at 08:45 for 9.30 at both venues all year round – rain or shine. 

You are welcome to turn up on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month to get a feel for what we do. You can rely on getting a warm welcome at whichever venue you choose.

These are also the venues and dates that we typically undertake Assessment Rides for our new members.

In addition adhoc training meet-ups occur most Sundays at these and other venues between associates and their instructors.

.

Note: ** All members to carry their membership card on club activities. **

 

Tulleys Farm

Turners Hill Rd, Crawley Down, Crawley RH10 4PE

LINK

Mickeys Diner

Bluebell Hill, A229 Northbound, Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7EZ

[Access is ONLY from the A229 Northbound]

LINK

Ride Outs

Our Ride-Outs normally happen on the last Sunday of each month. 

Typically, they are 150-250 miles in length and take most of the day and encompass a wide variety of interesting and challenging roads. On Ride-Outs, we aspire to making smooth, unobtrusive progress. We’re all dedicated motorcyclists and recognise that large numbers of bikes may be intimidating to other road users and also potentially dangerous to riders in the group. The leader will have spent a lot of time and effort planning the route and will brief everyone before setting out. Please listen to the briefing and follow any instructions carefully.

Apart from that, we aim just to have a lot of fun with challenging, interesting roads and excellent company!

.

Notes:

** For safety reasons, we can only accept members on our Ride-Outs and only those that have had their Initial Assessment Ride..

** All members are asked to carry their membership card on all club activities.

** Please study the Backmarker System that we use on all ride-outs and wizzes. It’s a tried and tested system that ensures riders can travel in their own space and at their own pace, well spread out from each other without loosing the group.

** Refer to the Calendar for our next Ride-out – Click Here

Wizzes (Tours)

Our Wizzes (tours) are multi-day riding trips typically across continental Europe or around Wales, Isle of Man, Scotland etc. 

They are inexpensive, great fun and a chance for motorcyclists to hone their skills and to experience fantastic roads and beautiful views. We book the hotels and plan the routes for you in advance, so all you need to do is bring your bike (and a pillion if you have one) and go! You can use these trips to either relax, polish up your riding, or just to get in some ‘saddle time’ among good company.

Wizzes are typically 4 or 5 days long and where possible, encompass a Bank Holiday Weekend. We are very familiar with Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Ardennes, Luxembourg, the Black Forest, Pyrenees and the Dolomites.

.

Note:

** For safety reasons, in the case of Associate members [Associates are those without a current Advanced Riding test from RoSPA (Gold, Silver or Bronze) or an
IAM pass] wishing to attend these events; we restrict Wizz places to Associate members who have undertaken sufficient training (minimum of four sessions), are achieving consistent 3’s on their Training Cards and that their Instructor endorses their ability to attend the stated Wizz (tour).

For more information on our Wizzes refer to our Prepare for a Wizz.

** Please study the Backmarker System that we use on all rideouts and Wizzes. It’s a tried and tested system that ensures riders can travel in their own space and at their own pace, well spread out from each other without fear of loosing the group.

** Refer to the Calendar for our next Wizz- Click Here