As a new addition to the committee I’ve been asked to write a little bit about myself so here goes …
I’m an accountant, I’ve worked in practice for over 20 years with a brief departure to work as Head of Finance for Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge for a couple of years.
I’m relatively new to motorcycling having discovered a passion for motorbikes a little later on in life than most, but better late than never. I’ve have friends that have always riden and finally curiosity got the best of me and after a short period of time on a Yamaha YBR 125 I passed my test in May 2015 and purchased the present love of my life, my Yamaha MT07. Riding with friends with over 20 years biking experience, I soon realised that I couldn’t short cut experience but I could do more training. So on the advice of Streetbike’s training manager I did a Bike Safe course and subsequently on the back of that joined BAM.
Chris Lewis, bless him, was allocated as my observer when I joined in October 2015 and we spent every Saturday throughout the winter out training. One particularly cold day when
I’d had to pull over because I was so cold I thought I was going to be sick, I learned the benefits of heated gloves and the rest of the winters training was pretty much star jump free
from there on.
I passed my IAM test in June 2016 and went on my first tour … the 3 Moors 2016, thanks Glenn and Alan Boulter for making my first tour so fantastic. The weather may not have been the best but nothing was going to wipe the smile off my face . I made so many new friends and learned what a really great club I had joined.
This year I’m looking forward to the North Yorkshire Moors trip with Andy, Brittany with Mark and Andy and the 3 Moors with Glenn again (a little bird tells me there are still a few
places left on this trip).
I guess I’m living proof that you’re never too old to learn something new and if someone tells you you’re too fat to do something then that’s inspiration enough to prove them wrong.
Michelle Dixon – BAM Treasurer