Sutton Coldfield Pole Dancer

Tonight Paul and Marian went as a combination to visit the Advanced Motorcycle Group that meets in Sutton Coldfield Fire Station.

Marian wants one of these for home!

Paul has been a member of IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists) for about fifteen years now, but this group is part of RoSPA who are allegedly better! For many years I’ve been told an IAM pass is the equivalent of a RoSPA silver, but not a RoSPA gold and I’ve always wondered why. Tonight I found out. Pole dancing! Yes, the truth is, if you want your RoSPA gold you need skills that no IAM club I know of can offer!

"So they sell these in Ikea?"

Although it was a freezing cold night and Marian was wearing my thermals under her trousers (not sure if I’m supposed to tell you that or not) and the most unsuitable heavy jumper for the job she had to get on that pole. Most people think minister’s wives must be boring but let me tell you… eh…, moving swiftly on; Marian sang Amazing Grace and this was very well received.

Marian believes in ageing (dis)gracefully

Humour aside, before it was my turn (to speak – not pole dance) we had the privilege of listening to an excellent talk on gearing. This may sound dull, but these fellows really know how to bring subjects you would hardly give much thought to normally to life and make you think. On motorcycles, particularly solo motorcycles, this is the sort of stuff that can save lives! From the first time my friend Craig Finnlayson took me to Essex IAM so many years ago to now it still amazes me how worth while these courses are.

One of the excellent things about RoSPA is that you must resit your test every three years. Personally I think that is inspiring, perhaps a little daunting, but definitely something that saves lives.

Every home should have one of these poles for sure

The bible says be not deceived for bad company corrupts good character and equally so is the logic for this case in reverse as good company enhances good character! I would encourage every driver and certainly every motorcyclist to hunt down both their IAM and RoSPA clubs. Be a little modest and prepared to have your imperfections brought to light. It is worth it for it will help you save lives, at the very least it may just help you save your own!

Thanks RoSPA for so much fun!

The RoSPA motorcyclists at Sutton Coldfield are as serious as they are friendly to visitors, so if you live nearby check out their site, but ignore the Anchorage Road address as that gate is kept locked! The only way in is through the front driveway at the fire station where it says emergency vehicles only. Well, I guess if you are a lousy rider it is a bit of an emergency you get there!


About Paul Sinclair

Paul Sinclair, often referred to as The Faster Pastor, has 30 years proven ministry as a pastor, speaker, published author and writer. His wife Marian is from Ghana and has been a minister in song for as many years. When Marian sings… expect an anointing!
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One Response to Sutton Coldfield Pole Dancer

  1. Andy Jones says:

    Well what a night that was! I am the current chairman of the RoSPA West Midlands and I can confirm that we did indeed have an incredible guest speaker this month and that we are vastly superior to the IAM (that’s a type of cat food isn’t it?) We had a good turn out of around 50 members at our club night, and they had been warned that the Reverand Sinclar was coming to tell us about his version of our final journey. Paul and Marian were the most unusual speaker we have had in the 6 years I have been in the club and I would recomend them to anyone – even if you don’t ride a bike, but be warned they might just convert you! After Marian’s introduction by way of Amazing Grace Paul took us through a bit about the history of his outfit (!) and a few anicdotes of his experiences in his line of work – judging by the comments at the end of the evening it was enjoyed by all. As a side note, and unashamed advertising, if you are a biker and your curious come along and see how friendly we are, every second wednesday at Sutton Coldfield fire station – and buy the way the 3 year retest is a breeze as once we have got you we will keep training you until you are teaching us!

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