Committee

We are proud to have the following committee members, helping us to ensure that the club goes from strength to strength.

The committee has the overall responsibility for the running of the club and is guided by its Group Constitution and the IAM Group Rules of Affiliation as laid out in the IAM’s Group Handbook.

It is supported by two sub-committees, the Training Support Group (TSG) and the Social and Events Committee (SEC).

The Terms of Reference for the various committee posts are available to read here TOR (June 2015 )

The committee structure is shown here

Roles and responsibilities of the Committee

President, Vice President, and Trustees

 

Tim Collins

NO and Masters Mentor, Associate Coordinator
associates@iamroadsmartcornwall.org

Tim is a full blooded Cornishman who has been riding full time for 20years, and in that time has had 7 bikes, and all except one has been a Honda !
He has been a active member of CAM since 2007 progressing from becoming a full member to his present position of IMI National Observer and a member of the RTT (Regional Training Team).
He is very active with the training arm of the group and is the group’s Associate Allocator and a member of the TSG Training support Group).
He has now been given the all clear to be let loose out of this country so taking the bike on to the continent this year for the first of hopefully many trips abroad.

As the Associate Allocator for Cornwall Advanced Motorcyclists I am responsible for allocating new associates with their elected Observers.
This is normally done by logistics, though this is not always possible due to availability of Observers, so Associates and Observers normally meet up without having too far to travel.
CAM observers are spread far and wide in the county so hopefully there will always be one nearby.

All training requirements within the group are normally decided by the TSG (Training Support Group ) of which I sit on, and most of the on road training for either Associates or Observers is actioned and implemented by myself.

When the Associate's Observer feels that they are test ready the Observer contacts me for a check ride by either myself or one of our IMI National Observers for quality control purposes, so again I am responsible for organising that.
I keep a monthly record of all Associate allocations and test passes, and on the rare occasion test fails, and I present this at our regular TSG meetings and at our regular Observer meetings.

The group Observers are assessed every 3 years by the IMI National Observers in the group to make sure their skills are to the required standard and I organise and sign them off when completed.

With the help of Mark Tucker, our Vice Chair, we organise our yearly training weekends which take place in various parts of the South West.
This helps make sure that our Observers are kept refreshed with their training skills and a bit of a social weekend too.

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Tim Collins

Tim Collins

NO and Masters Mentor, Associate Coordinator

Mark Tucker

NO and Masters Mentor, Membership and Secretary
members@iamroadsmartcornwall.org

Held bike licence for 40 odd years! Joined CAM 12 ish years ago served on committee for most of that time associate observer and senior now for 6 years
Enjoy riding but not much interested in talking about bikes.

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Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker

NO and Masters Mentor, Membership and Secretary

Bob Griffin

Group Treasurer
treasurer@iamroadsmartcornwall.org

Bob has been riding since 1962 and he has owned more than 40 bikes presently riding a Honda CB500X.
He came to Cornwall in 2006 and joined CAM taking and passing his test.
He enjoys touring both in the UK and abroad and has been a committee member since 2008 holding a variety roles.

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Bob Griffin

Bob Griffin

Group Treasurer

Terry Tomlin

NO and Master, TSG Chairman
chair@iamroadsmartcornwall.org

Passed advanced test in 1993 while in Wey Valley Advanced Motorcyclist in Surrey.
Started Observing in 1995 after qualifying as a Group Observer.
In 1998 passed the Senior Observer test.
On 7th July 2013 was the first in Cornwall to gain IMI accreditation as National Observer.

Personal: travelled most of the UK with WVAM. During 2009, 2010 and 2011 with friends Spain, Portugal, France, mainly on fantastic mountain roads.

Currently enjoy riding and training days with CAM.

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Terry Tomlin

Terry Tomlin

NO and Master, TSG Chairman

David Hinchcliffe

National Observer, Chairman
vicechair@iamroadsmartcornwall.org

I'm a late in life biker having never been allowed to have one by my parents but have had biker friends all my life. Love the outdoors and fresh air and needed a change from sailing. Always admired those smooth effortless riders and wanted to be one so joined CAM and never looked back. Great fun and makes for safer riding: great gang of people and have discovered so many more roads to ride in Cornwall. Gets you out on the bike more; my partner rides too and we love touring France (trips to Captain Jasper’s in Plymouth are good too).

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David Hinchcliffe

David Hinchcliffe

National Observer, Chairman

Malcolm Farrar

National Observer, Master, Newsletter editor

CAM Local Observer – Riding history

Passed DSA Test 1968

Various bikes over the years from Francis Barnet 250 to Triumph Tiger 100, 3TA, Honda 400/4, Guzzi LeMans, Current bike VFR800i.

Range of post test training, Early bikesafe (N London Police Garage1992), Honda MAC course, Bikesafe (Cornwall 2010), IAM Skill for Life.

Currently cover about 7000 – 9000 miles per year pleasure riding (Favourite routes are at least 100 miles with somewhere decent to get a bite to eat at the end of it!), observing, volunteer rider for Cornwall’s Blood Bike service and a summer holiday European Tour (usually about 2000 miles)

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Malcolm Farrar

Malcolm Farrar

National Observer, Master, Newsletter editor

Karen Richards

Local Observer, Vice Chair

<div>I first road bikes back in 1975 when I took my test around a housing estate with an official watching me.</div>
<div>I rode various bike ranging from a Honda CB 125, CB 250, CB550, CB 400 Yamaha DT175, RD400 but stopped riding while the children were young until 2011 when I got back to biking to be able to ride to Spain with my husband.</div>
<div> Since then we regularly ride abroad and various short breaks in England and Wales covering on average 13000 miles a year for leisure.</div>
<div class="x_aolmail_aolmail_envelope" align="left">I took my advance riding  in 2015 because I wanted to be a safe competent ride and thoroughly enjoyed  the experience. This inspired me to become a local observer and hopefully pass on to other riders a worth while and useful skills to enhance their riding.</div>

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Karen Richards

Karen Richards

Local Observer, Vice Chair

Julie Calow

Chair of Social Committee
events@iamroadsmartcornwall.org

I love my Kawasaki ER6F and thoroughly enjoy riding it every time I go out with my fellow CAM colleagues on bike rides and marshalling events throughout the year, its such good fun and very social. I have been riding for 3 years now, and having been 'Rodney'ed' and passing my Advanced Test on Sept 1 last year, I haven't looked back and continue to progress with an awareness and safety that only comes with this kind of observation and training. I love touring Brittany with my partner David who also passed his advanced test last year and we enjoy the fantastic scenery, roads and food and basically everything Breton! It's a wonderful club and all my fellow CAMers are fabulous fun to be with and to go out riding the Cornish (and Devon) roads with!

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Julie Calow

Julie Calow

Chair of Social Committee

Mandy Pratley

Local Observer, Publicity
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Mandy Pratley

Mandy Pratley

Local Observer, Publicity

Gary Pike

Publicity
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Gary Pike

Gary Pike

Publicity

Derek Preece

Club Secretary
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Derek Preece

Derek Preece

Club Secretary