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All the latest news, announcements and club notices from Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists.

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11 Jun

COVID-19 Update: Observing and Ride-outs

Recent guidance from the IAM   states that:

  • observed rides can resume from Monday 15 June in England
  • group rides of up to six persons can resume from Monday 01 June provided that:
    • they only meet outdoors
    • social distancing is observed at all times

Theory work, group meetings and all face-to-face operations that do not include practical elements must still be delivered via internet video applications.

Whilst this guidance is for England and Northern Ireland only, we are keeping a close eye on changes in Wales and Scotland. The guidance will be updated when the situation in those countries changes. Those in England are advised that they should not cross the border into Wales or Scotland.

One final point: there has been negative press associated with large groups meeting at popular tourist destinations. Some local communities are actively dissuading people from visiting. If possible, please try to avoid these locations.

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15 Mar

COVID-19 Important Update

The COVID-19 pandemic requires that we all must take steps to minimise the spread of the virus, the risk to the vulnerable and the strain on health services. As always, safety of our members remains our top priority.

In order to ensure that we can hold safe and successful events, and to allow members and other stakeholders to plan accordingly, the Committee have agreed the following:


  • April members meeting is cancelled.
  • Open Day 2020 is cancelled.
  • All indoor training events and other workshops are postponed until further notice, pending Committee/Training Team review over the summer.

All face-to-face team meetings are discouraged. Team leads asked to look at alternatives such as Skype or Google Hangouts to hold meetings remotely.


  • Stirling weekend pending further review


  • All ride-outs and chip-shop runs are cancelled until further notice

Observed rides

  • All Observed Rides, pre-tests and tests are cancelled until further notice.
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26 Jan

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10 Jan

Membership Renewals

If you wish to take advantage of the training and social events planned for the new season, it’s time to renew your annual subscription!

Subscriptions are due by the end of January and stand at £20 for the coming year.

For full details of payment options, including a standing order mandate form, please go to our membership resources page .

If you want to update your personal details (such as phone number or e-mail address) you will need to contact IAM   to let them know. In accordance with GDPR regulations and our privacy policy , we do not hold personal details of NAM members.

For further information, please contact Email me .