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Matthew Porter LAMDear Members and Associates

Having dedicated four years to the role of Editor of Progress, this edition is my final copy. Andrew Hill will be in the hot-seat from February 2019.

After the initial trepidation, I realised it to be a most fulfilling role and I hope you have enjoyed every copy you have received, as much as I have in creating them. A very big thank you to all have contributed articles and to the Committees and Chairs who have supported me; especially when I had an internet service that was so slow it was positively prehistoric, which prevented me creating Progress for a couple of months after moving house. The only bad thing about the job, is I always knew what was in Progress before each copy arrived with me. I am really looking forward to being a reader rather than a publisher.

Andrew, good luck. Make Progress your own….and you’ll have as much enjoyment as I have.

It’s good to be part of LAM … I’ve found it’s been very fulfilling giving something to LAM too.

Be seeing you


3 Responses

Paul Gillett
Paul Gillett

January 04, 2020

Hi Matthew,
Don’t think of it as leaving LAM. Think of it as a chance to add some more friends from other IAM Bike Groups. Depending on where you’ve moved to, there’s the Herts & Beds group or East London Advanced Motorcyclists. You can do this whilst still keeping in touch with your roots – it worked for me!


Paul Vandersteen
Paul Vandersteen

January 04, 2020

Matthew, reading Progress every month has to me, been a greate source of joy and escapism from the bad news of the day. I’ve taken so much and never given enything. I’ll make a point of trying to change that this year. Thank you for what I can only preceive as a manmoth task every month. You’ve done a fantastic job, thank you.
All the very best Sir.

Paul V


January 04, 2020

Matthew… Thanks for all the hard work/ time you put in! Now you’ll have a spare few hours for a spin!

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