Here in Shropshire we are lucky that we can go out and enjoy our hobby almost the year round. Many lanes are laid in stone and will take riders and drivers whatever the conditions. We also have a range of ‘types’ of lane with some being quite technical while others lend themselves to a gentle bimble around the countryside.

Whatever you want to drive you can usually find it here in Shropshire.

Recently for example I arranged a day out which included a couple of regular drivers and two newbies with limited experience. We were able to provide an experience which would tax their skills slightly without putting them off or scare them away. We had water, gentle lanes, steep slopes, slippy leaves and some small axle twisters. We included a stop at a local hostelry to chat and get to know each other and a good day was had by all.

As a result we even got together a couple of weeks later and helped one of the newbies change his heater matrix demonstrating the team spirit of ATUK members who are always ready to help each other out.

If anyone in the area would like us to arrange events like these or want help to arrange them themselves then just give one of the Local Support Team [L.S.T.]  members a call and we’d be happy to help.

D Stopforth and the Shropshire L.S.T.