About NAM

What is NAM?

Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists or NAM is a registered charity (1099238) and a local group of the IAM RoadSmart (IAM). Unlike some IAM groups which cater for both cars and motorcycles (or cars only), NAM is a motorcycles only group.

Our IAM group number is 4245.

The objectives of the club are to

  • Encourage motorcyclists to have a positive attitude towards Road safety and to improve the general image of bikers to other road users
  • Prepare motorcyclists for the Advanced Motorcycle Test
  • Provide a social focal point for members to share their common interest

To find out more about the group, please take time to look around this site, then come along to one of our monthly meetings and make yourself known to any of the group members, we will give you a brief introduction and answer any queries you may have.

If you would rather ask some questions before attending a meeting, then please visit our contact us page for more information.

How to join NAM

Joining NAM and the IAM is a relatively straight forward process.

Already a qualified Advanced Rider and member of IAM?

Click on Contact Us and select membership enquiry, fill in the details and we will reply promptly.

Wish to become an Advanced Rider?

Follow the link to the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider page and purchase the IAM package. This gives membership of the IAM and NAM for 12 months. A welcome package will be sent to you. Our Membership Secretary will then contact you promptly and put you in touch with a member of the NAM Observing Team .

Remember to name Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists when you apply. Our IAM group number is 4245.

Once you are enrolled, you will be allocated an observer and your progress towards your advanced test can begin.