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.

Off Road Training Opportunities - In January - Mick

I've had a few bikes serviced by Andy, with a great job done every time.

He also does one day,off road training sessions, using Trials bikes. I'm thinking of organising a couple of NAM sessions with him this winter, if there is enough interest.

Maximum 5 people per day. £75 per person.

Let me know if you are interested and then we can sort out dates.

Email Mick using chairman@nam-online.org

Facebook page for Border Bikes

Newsletter Issue 3 2015

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The first newsletter after Barry handed over the editing duties to Tom Ivison. Many thanks to Barry for his excellent work.

I'm sure Tom will appreciate your support so if you have any ideas for articles I'm sure he'd like to hear from you.

In this issue: Chairmans notes • Notes from the editor • Training • Near Misses • Cafes worth a visit • Fish and Chip shop rides • and yes there's much more.

By clicking on the picture of the newsletter you can view it in pdf format, you'll need a plug-in to do this get the Adobe Reader plugin

Pictures from our ride out on 18thOctober 2015

18Oct15 Ride out Thanks to Michael for the pictures, they're on Facebook I'm not sure it'll work for everyone.

Click on the picture to see them.

Pictures on Flickr

Christmas club night - Tuesday 8th December

Santa on Bike

Pie, mushy peas and chips on offer.

John McCormick will be selling the tickets at the October and November Meetings it'll be £6 per person

There will be no tickets sold on the door so buy early to avoid disappointment

2016 Pitlochry Weekend - 29thApril - 2ndMay

Pitlochry Hydro

We'll start to take bookings and deposits for this at the October meeting.

Cost will be £130 per person + room supplements, the deposit will be £25 per person with the balance due by the March meeting 2016.

Payments should be by cheque made payable to Northumbria Advanced Motorcylists or bank transfer to our events bank account number which is 93220117 sort code 20-58-17 - please use your name in the reference.


For the information of all members, at the monthly members meeting held on 8 September 2015 an extraordinary general meeting was convened by the Chair.

The purpose of the meeting was to consider a proposal to commence, with immediate effect, the sending of all AGM notifications and correspondence to members via email.

This change, which was carried unanimously, will save NAM £250-300 per year.

All those members who are not able to receive email correspondence are asked to notify the Group Secretary, and all members who believe that the club does not have details of their email address should seek to ensure club records are updated as soon as possible by notifying the Membership Secretary

The email address for the Group Secretary is


The email address for the membership secretary is


You can also use the contact us part of the website, send either an IAM & NAM membership enquiry or a general enquiry with your information contact us

Pictures from our ride out on 16thAugust 2015

16Aug15 Ride out Thanks to Michael not only led the rideout but photographed it as well, click on the picture to see more.

As you can see we went up to the Scottish Museum of Flight North of Berwick.

Latest newsletter released - Issue 2 2015

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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.

By clicking on the picture of the newsletter you can view it in pdf format, you'll need a plug-in to do this get the Adobe Reader plugin

Pictures from the Bowlands Trip on Sat/Sun 18/19thJuly

19July15 Bowlands Trip

An excellent weekend - many thanks to the organiser Ian Du Rose.

Also thanks to Michael Wilkinson for these photos, just click on the picture to view them.

Sunday 12thJuly - STEPHENSON RAILWAY MUSEUM VISIT - now with Pictures

12July15 Stephenson Railway Museum

Click on the image to see more pictures.

Pictures from our ride out on 7thJune 2015

7June15 Ride out Thanks to Roland..

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..

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..

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,

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.

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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