Rideouts & events

This year we have rideouts taking place mostly on the third Sunday of each month in the 'biking season'. The first of the year is in March, and the last is in October.

We'll try and fit in other 'ad-hoc' rides when we can.

 

The Rides

Our monthly Ride is only open to full members, those who are paid up menbers of NAM and the IAM. The ride can be a demanding event and will usually be in excess of 150 miles

 

​On all rides your motorcycle must be taxed, insured and have a current MOT (if needed). All rides are considered 'Green Badge' events and as such it is expected that the standard of riding should be commensurate with membership of NAM and the IAM.​​

The usual start point for the rideouts is the car park of the Seaton Burn services, just off the Seaton Burn roundabout where the A19 meets the A1068 and the A1 (next to the Holiday Inn Hotel)

View the meeting point on google maps

On certain rides we may meet at other places when it makes sense - please check the ride details below.

We depart at 10:00am, so aim to arrive at around 09:30-09:45am to allow time for re-fueling your bike if required before attending the compulsory briefing at 9:45

We can get in excess of 30 bikes on any given rideout. Therefore, in the interests of safety and consideration to other road users, we may split into smaller groups which ride about 5-10 minutes apart (but still rendezvous at the same coffee/fuel/lunch stops).

All monthly rideouts employ the 'Dropoff' System to ensure we don't have any riders go astray.

These are a great opportunity to ride with friends to places you may not have visited in the past or possibly not even been aware of. Even if you have been to the location before, there is a good chance you may go via a route which is new to you which may take you to an, as yet, undiscovered (by you) coffee stop!

As well as rideouts, we also have several other events take place during the year. These can be karting, factory visits, weekend's away and Disco/Dinners etc.

Chip Shop Rides - in order to ensure a degree of safety and best practice whilst retaining some of the informality enjoyed by members, Chip Shop Rides will be monitored by the Ride Out coordinator who will ensure that members are appropriately briefed, especially with regard to the drop off system, and that back markers are identified to all riders. Where necessary riders will be divided into groups as deemed appropriate to promote safe riding.

Bimble Rides These have the same membership, meet-up and other requirements as described above. However they will cover shorter distances and will have a more relaxed riding style so we can more easily enjoy the scenery and coffee stops.

NAM Rideouts & Events 2024

Open Day – Saturday 18th May

NAM OPEN DAY SATURDAY 18th MAY 24 – 10am to 2.00pm – QUORUM BUSINESS PARKHi everyone. One for your diary! And please spread the word to your biking friends!!We are…

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Full Member Ride Out – 19th May

Who: Lawrence Butler Full Member Ride Out. Meet at BP Station, Hexham, NE46 4DL. Ready for briefing.Full Route to follow.Ride ends same place.(Hopefully route across to Solway Firth avoiding A69!)…

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Satnav Seminar – 21st May

7pm at The Station, Killingworth. For details see NAM Members FB page or email Colin Irvine at treasurer@namrider.com.

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Full Member Bimble – 2nd June

Organiser: Jon Mills – Start: Seaton Burn Services 9:45am – Back roads via Rothbury and Alnwick – Finish: Seaton Burn Services – GPX file of route here – Total distance…

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Full Member Ride Out – 23rd June

Organiser: Colin Irvine – Start: Seaton Burn Services 9:45am – Coffee: Otterburn Mill, via Ogle, Bowlam Lake, Scots Gap and Elsdon – Lunch: Jedburgh Woolen Mill, via Carter Bar, Cleuch…

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Associate Meetup – Sunday 30th June

Our first Associate Meet Up has been rescheduled to Sunday 30th June at 10am.  Please be dry!!! All Associates, Observers and members who have recently passed the Advanced test are…

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Monthly Meeting – Tuesday 9th July – Postponed due to Adverse Weather

Stop Press again – Chip Shop Run Postponed until Tuesday 16th July Weather not looking good on 9th July so we’ll try the same venue a week later. Please keep…

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Full Member Ride Out – 21st July

Organiser: John McPherson – Start: Seaton Burn Services 9:45am – Scots gap, Bellingham (coffee) – Kielder, Bonchester bridge, Jedburgh (Lunch & Petrol stop) – Denholm, Newcastleton, Bewcastle, Lanercost (toilet/ leg…

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Full Member Bimble – 4th August

Organiser: Dave Sanderson – Details to follow.

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Full Member Ride Out – 18th August

Organiser: Danny Holmes – Details to follow.

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Rideout 17th April 2016
Pitlochry - May 2016
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