BAM at Touchwood in Solihull

On Saturday 13th May several of us set the alarm and assembled in the early hours (it seemed like it) in Touchwood Shopping Mall. On the plus side the run in was idyllic – no traffic to speak of but, hey, who else is out at 7am on a Saturday morning (apart from the milko in our village).
Don’t under estimate the forward planning for this event. Liaison/ persuasion/leaflet printing/ committee approval/co-operation of DMC Birmingham/card machine/volunteers etc etc. Neil Loxton did it all and what a great job he did.
When I got there the really early birds were already eating up the breakfast stock of MaccaDees – I defaulted to Costa as it was just 5m away. The display was already in place and looked well imposing with our BAM logo visible as punters walked up the main corridor from John Lewis.
In addition 3 x green machines including the very latest HP2 Sports Tourer (a little under powered at 200BHP maybe but read latest Ride Mag for a glowing road test) and 3 x Tangerine Dreams (KTM to you). Andy Gordon had brought Blood Bike to split the brands and it proved a real draw raising over £100 in donations on the day.
BAM’s main objective was to enhance the profile of the club and we aimed to sign up interested bikers to the TryB4UBuy scheme. That certainly worked well with 16 potential new members and another who bit the bullet taking advantage of a 10% discount to the Adv Rider Course on the day.
DMC look like they sold 3 x bikes as a result too. Brill.
So thanks to IAMRoadSmart for their support; DMC for filling the space with shiny new toys; and a special debt of gratitude to Neil Loxton, the organiser. Not to mention the other volunteers who willingly gave their time: Marcus McCormick, Michelle Dixon, Steve Harvell, Andy Gordon and Deep Sehra.
We are also aiming for a presence at the Motorcycle Action Group day at the Motorcycle Museum on July 7th. Any volunteers? 9am to 4pm (or even just half a day) Tee shirts and hand-outs provided.
Contact: Neil Loxton or Brian Holton.
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Kevin Songhurst

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The website design team working with BAM, from UK Design Group. Also do work with TUI formerly Thomson Holidays and First Choice holidays.

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