Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists

Promoting motorcycle road safety in Northumberland, Newcastle and the North East since 2002.

IAM Roadsmart Coaching

Preparing riders to pass their advanced motorcycle road test.

91% Pass Rate

Continuous training of Observers to maintain high standard of IAM Roadsmart test passes.

Motorcycle Skills Days

Providing safe environments in which to practice essential motorcycle skills and slow riding.


Monthly ride-outs for Full Members from March to October.


Providing opportunities for riders to share experiences through monthly meetings and weekend breaks.

Poll Position

Winner: best UK motorcycle group 2016 (Institute of Advanced Motorists).

Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists Open Day
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About us

Our aim is to help motorcyclists become ’thinking riders’. Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists’ qualified, volunteer Observers prepare riders to pass their advanced rider test.

With over 200 club members of all ages, male and female, every type of bike is represented. Motorcyclists join NAM for many different reasons including:

  • seeking confidence to ride in all environments
  • looking to improve and test their skills
  • seeking additional training
  • obtaining objective feedback on current riding
  • seeking more enjoyment from riding
  • needing an advanced test to join Blood Bikes

Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists is affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists and is a registered charity (1099238).

What is a thinking rider?

Advanced riding is not about riding slowly or ‘stunts’. It’s about greater skill, control, forward planning and fun.

You will learn to ride using the system taught to Police motorcyclists. You will raise your own riding standard and enjoyment and learn how to get the best from yourself and your machine.

  • total control … all of the time
  • confident cornering
  • quick, efficient and safe overtaking
  • anticipating other road users’ mistakes
  • progressive riding to the conditions

Sharing motorcycle skills

We encourage members and pillions to support one another and to share riding experiences. Our programme of rideouts and weekend breaks give riders the opportunity for continuous improvement and to exchange ‘know how’.

  • group rides
  • ‘chip shop runs’
  • group weekend breaks
  • theory sessions
  • machine control skills days
  • touring workshop
  • winter riding workshop
  • ’two-up’ riding workshop
  • slow riding practice
  • non-riding, social activities

This is also your chance to meet new riding buddies. Whether you prefer touring, off-road riding or track days, come and join us!

Why we do what we do

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Join Us!

You’re only three easy steps away from joining the UK’s top motorcycle group!

Find out how!

Taster Rides

We offer free, no-obligation ‘taster’ rides. Contact us to book yours and receive 10% discount off your IAM Roadsmart course.

Meet the Team

Meet the riders who are involved in the day-to-day running of Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists.

Better still, why not come along to one of our club nights? Whether you’re a rider or a pillion, you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome!