Welcome to NAM

We welcome all riders who have a full motorcycle licence and are interested in finding out what advanced motorcycling is all about.

We can help you with your advanced motorcycle training in the Newcastle and North East area.

Feel free to browse around our Website and Facebook page or come along to one of our Monthly Meetings and find out about us.

Associate Ride Out Sunday 5thJuly

Associates Ride Out.

Thanks to Dave Glennie for putting this route together you can see it on google maps - follow this link... rideout

Dave has finalised the route and put it on the forum - follow this link... Assoc Ride Out July

This is open to all members.

Latest newsletter released - Issue 2 2015

cover of 'Newsletter, Issue 2 2015

In this issue: Chairmans notes • A word from the editor • Meet the Training Team • Rideouts and Events • A trip to Ireland • The Workshop • and yes there's much more.

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TIME:- 11:00am to 15:00pm

MEETING POINT:- B & Q Car park

TIME:-BETWEEN 10:00 and 10:30am


Cheryl McCarrick [event organiser] has asked that we be at the museum for 10:45 latest this will allow us to be in the museum before the gates open to the public at 11:00am. and time for the organisers to get us sorted out.

There will be complimentary tickets to ride the trains for those who would like to do so. Also the possibility of refreshments too.

So come along and enjoy a great day out. If you have a vintage bike or even a one that’s old’ish bring it along. They have also invited Tyne Valley Classic Motorcycle Club to attend so that will be of some interest to us as bikers and probably bring back some memories of your early biking days.

We, as a club, have always been good at supporting other charities so here is an opportunity to do so again by giving them a great attendance. I look forward to see you all on the day,

David Henderson. Chairman.

Pictures from our ride out on 7thJune 2015

7June15 Ride out Thanks to Roland..

Bike Control Skills sessions at Albermarle Barracks - see update 26Jun

Dare Devil Eric

Many of us who ride on the road never truly experience how capable and stable our machines are in braking and cornering. Indeed, as advanced riders we use IPSGA to avoid situations where we have to use the brakes 100% or turn the bike quickly to avoid a collision. Even if someone tells you how stable the bike is or what its capable of, you will not truly believe it until you have experienced it yourself. So if you want to know how quickly your bike can really stop? Want to practice steering techniques in a safe environment? Want to practice slow riding? Want to have an enjoyable experience and learn something about Bike Control?

Then come along to our Bike Control Skills sessions at

Albermarle Barracks**.

12:00 noon Saturday 11 th July 2015

** Meet at the Robin Hood pub on the military road ready to leave at 11.45am prompt so that we all arrive at the Barrack's gate together which will assist security.

If you are interested please email the training team leader at


with your name and the date you wish to go. ( We need to supply the Barracks with details of people attending for security reasons).

Vote for Blood Bikes! - Success!

Great news Blood bikes have been successful in wining a £25,000 grant. They plan to use this money to buy two new motorcyles.

Blood bikes wish to thank all NAM members who voted for them.

The attached pdf file will explain everything. Vote Blood Bikes

Blood Bikes and Aviva - So Far So Good!

Northumbria Blood Bikes has applied to the Aviva Community Fund for support. There is a £25,000 prize to be given to one project which, obviously, we would like to be us.

Following the public vote, we have been confirmed as a finalist in our category.

Enormous Thanks to everyone who voted for us, especially our friends from Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists.

Watch this space for further news!

Pictures from our ride out on 17thMay 2015

17May15 Ride out Thanks to Roland..

Donation on rideout 17thMay 2015

Michael got talking to a retired couple from Shiremoor in the café at Alnwick at the end of today's (excellent) ride out.

Mrs Alwyn Rennicke was very interested in the club's charitable activities and asked if she could make a donation of £10 towards our rider training work

We thank Alwyn very much for this, a very kind gesture.

Bus Lanes and Motorbikes in Newcastle - update 14thMay 2015

Some interesting information on the forum thanks to Michael for doing a bit of investigation. Bus Lanes

There has been a bit of interst in this so Michael has found more information for us. The following pdf specifically lays out the places where we can use bus lanes Bike bus lanes

Pictures from the trip up to Pitlochry on 1stMay 2015

01May15 Ride up to Pitlochry Thanks to Roland..

IAM Skills Day at Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington

There are still places on the IAM skills day on 18th July 2015.

See the flyer in this pdf file for more details. IAM Skills Day

Details on the IAM website, Elvington skills day

Pictures from the Rideout on 5thApril 2015

05Apr Rideout Pictures from the rideout on 5th April - thanks to Roland..

Annual Subs Payment

We are now asking all of our members to pay their £15 subs by standing order.

This reduces the work load on our Treasurer and Membership Secretary and prompt payment makes it easier to plan the finances for the club.

Here is the standing order form - print it out, add your details and give it in to your bank. standing order.

If you are making a bank payment make sure you have a reference, your name will do, so we know who has paid. You can use the bank details on the standing order form.

You can still pay by cheque but this has to be made in the first two weeks of January. If paying by cheque put you NAM membership number on the back.

Thanks for prompt payment!

IMPORTANT - eMail Scam asking for Membership Money.

Some members have received emails supposedly from Roland McLeod asking for them to send Membership Money.

We never ask for Membership Money this way please ignore the Email as it’s a scam,

Rideouts for 2015

The rideouts page has now all the dates for next years rideouts.

How about leading your own rideout this year?

Ian Du Rose asks anyone who wishes to organise a rideout to contact him. Ian provides all the support you'll need, just bring your idea for a route and take it from there.

See Chaz Davies and Alan Davies Tackle Advanced Training

Chaz Davies is a world champion motorcycle racer. But, amazingly, only passed his road test this summer. Now he's going back to school for further training. See how he gets on this episode as he meets up with fellow bikers, and comedian Alan Davies, for their first riding assessment.

Have you ever considered further training?

See Chaz and Alan in training on youtube - Back to School

Thanks to Barry for this.

Pictures from the Rideout on 19thOctober 2014

19Oct Rideout Pictures this time from the rideout on 19th October - thanks to Roland..

Loads more pictures on our Photo page

Survey - to help the training team plan future events

Please fill in this very short survey which will help the training team identify which would be popular events for NAM.


Fun quiz - how good is your bike riding knowledge

Kevin has pulled together a advanced biking quiz for you to try. biking quiz

New Merchandising Page

We've created a new page to display the NAM and IAM items you can purchase.

Click on the link on the side bar or this link for more details Merchandising

Free Rider Assessments

NAM are offering the opportunity of a free rider assessment to all motorcyclists who are considering advanced training.

The rider assessment consists of an hour long (approx) rideout with one of our trained Observers, after which you'll get honest feedback about your abilities and what you should work on to improve your riding.

You must be in possession of a full motorcycle licence and your own taxed and insured motorcycle.

To find out more use our Contact Page to request further information.

Considering Advanced Training - Skills for Life Discount

The IAM skills for life package is the usual way of of joining the IAM and starting your motorcycle training. The IAM are now offering this at a discounted price.

To find out more click here Skills For Life Package

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

Useful Information In Case of Emergency

After 'the first on scene' talk we had in the February club meeting there have been a few useful ideas sent my way.

The first is a youtube video explaining how we can make best use of our mobile phones in an emergency. YouTube, Using your Mobile Phone in an Emergency

Thanks to Michael Wilkinson for this.

The second was suggested by a few club members notably Paul Connell and partner.

ICE (In Case of Emergency) are contacts you put in your mobile phone address book to help the emergency services find out who to contact if you are involved in an incident. This link to a BBC article explains it much better than I can.

In Case of Emergency

Easyfundraising - make money for the club.

Help the club when you buy goods online. It makes no difference to what you pay for your purchases but the club gets a donations - money for nothing!

If you need a hand signing up find me at a club night and I can help you sign up then and there.

DaveS - I'll be the one with the laptop pc usually helping with the projector.

Holidays in Brittany, France

French holiday

Our very own Kevin Wellden and Louise Atkinson are now up and running with their holiday cottages in Brittany France and are ready to take bookings. They are, of course, biker friendly and welcome club members whether on their bikes or not!

Sunshine, glorious scenery, fabulous food, no traffic and no tolls!

Kevin and Louise are pleased to offer NAM members 20% off their published prices, email info@greatbrittanyholidays.co.uk or call 07960 913006 for more information

Now listed on Sawday's Special Places to Stay!

More details can be found on their website, click on the picture to open it.

Blood Bikes

Northumbria Blood Bikes are in the formative stages. They aim to set up a service to help hospitals transport vital medical supplies, be they blood, organs or equipment. Keep an eye on their Website and Facebook Page for the latest information.

NAM on Facebook

NAM Facebook

Barry has created a facebook page for NAM, have a look at the information about it here facebook details

If you're on facebook already why not add this as a like and get the networking started!

facebook link

Gift Aid

There's an easy way you can help raise funds for NAM. Simply fill in a Gift Aid form and hand it to a committee member.

You have to be a full group member and a tax payer.

For more details and the forms to down load follow this link to the forum. Gift Aid

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