hairpin, through the "bus stop" and onto the long Kirkby straight back onto Gerrards. Only 1.35 miles and I tell you that hairpin seemed to come around very quickly! Second theory session, now use gears and brakes, better but oh yes, I am definitely a girlie. Not helped by the red flag coming out as some prat on a Blackbird went in to the hairpin too hot, braked like he'd hit a wall and a BMW drove straight into him, both ending up on the grass in a heap. End of day for the Blackbird, rider walked (limped) away after being checked by one set of paramedics. They have two ambulances so if one has to go off with victims the day can continue with the other taking over stand-by! Cut that session short for us too. Third session, on mega braking, given markers at which braking should start about 3cm before bends!! Was quite a learning experience, really can stop quickly
Fourth session, getting a bit hungry by now. But a good ride, got up to about 80 coming through Gerrards which was fine for me - though getting overtaken by The SAM Observer May 2011
The May 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"