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.

Click on this link for details on How to join NAM

We are also offering FREE TASTER SESSIONS so you can give our advanced training a try before commiting to join, see below for more information.

Our New Website

We have built a new and improved website - much work done by Danny.

Please have a look, eventually we'll retire this existing website which has served us well but is getting dated now.

Our New Home.

After the success of our January meeting at West Denton Fire Station, we have decided to make this our home for our monthly meetings and other events.

The full address is:

West Denton Community Fire Station, W Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2RB

Click 'View larger map' to see this in google maps and plan your route to our meeting.

Be assured there is ample car parking and plenty of room for us and guess what cheap beer so select your nominated driver now!


For those still interested April has provisionally booked Thursday 24th January 2019 at 7pm.

The cost is £25 per person for 2 x 15 minute laps of the track. It includes safety equipment and a briefing. Helmets and balaclavas are provided but you may want to take your own. Only 12 karts are allowed on the track at a time so assuming all who were previously interested still go we will be split into 3 teams. They will hold our booking for 2 weeks without payment so I basically need to know who will be attending and a payment of £25 per person to the NAM account.

Account number 93220117

Sort code 20-58-17

Please use your full name or IAM number together with ‘Karting’ as a reference.

Please let April know if you intend to come along, the bast way is to reply on the facebook page.

May 2019 Weekend Away - Update 29Aug

Booking deposits should now be paid ASAP.

£40 for a double/twin

£30 for a single

You can pay by bank transfer using:-

Sort code: 20-58-17

Account Number: 93220117

Name: Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists

So we know who has paid please include your name and membership number

** If you are interested we will need to know by 20th August and deposits paid by November club night. **

We've provisionally booked 35 rooms at Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling for the late May Bank Holiday.

The cost will be £387 per couple and £267 for singles on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis for 3 nights.

There are only 3 twin rooms available if anyone wishes to share to cut costs. If there is a demand for these rooms we may have to draw lots to make it fair.

Unfortunately hotel room prices in Scotland have gone up considerably for 2019 so this is the best deal we can get.

The deposit would be £40 per double/twin and £30 per singles. (There aren’t actually any single rooms so you would sole occupancy of a double)

Could we please have an indication by email to membership@nam-online.org if you wish to attend and what accommodation you require.

The hotel is in the grounds of Stirling University and has a swimming pool within the grounds for guests to use. It is a short walk into the Bridge of Allan. There is ample parking.

Annual Subs due - £20

Some may need to correct their standing order from £15 to £20.

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

If you choose to set up a bank payment we need you to add a reference so we know who has paid, please use your membership number and name for this.

The bank details for NAM sub payments are:

Account Name: Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists Social Fund

Account Number: 80931403

Sort Code: 20-58-17

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

Thanks for prompt payment!

Training Program 2018

The 2018 training program is at the following link.

Bluetooth Communications for Observers.

NAM has recently purchased Bluetooth Communications equipment for individual issue to the observer team and the roll out of this, and the associated training is underway.

Would all observers please see the Guide to Communications which has been posted both on the 'NAM Observers' Facebook page and in the Observers Pages of the Training section of this website.

This initiative has been partly funded by the cash prize awarded to NAM for being the 2016 winners of the IAM Group Award

Please contact Michael Wilkinson - secretary@nam-online.org - for further information

New Link for accommodation in the Pyrenees

I've added a link to our links page for some interesting bike friendly accommodation in the French Pyrenees courtesy of April.

Lae de Haut

We have lots of links to bike related topics there, why not have a look at the Links page.

Process for New Observers

The follow is a link to a document which describes the selection criteria for those wanting to become Observers.

It outlines how to prepare for the Observer role, the selection method, the training that will take place and the continued development Observers need to agree to.

It also outlines the progression through the various Observer positions i.e. National Observer, Training Team and Chief Observer.

The number of new Observers required will be determined annually, dependant upon expected demand and retirements.

If you require any further information, please contact any member of the Training Team.

The observer criteria can be found here - Observer Selection Criteria ( 31kb PDF)


Why not enjoy a free Taster Session with one of NAM's Observers.

Join us for a free observed ride of approximately one hour at a time to suit you.

The ride gives an introduction to Advanced Riding along with invaluable feedback.

Either follow the link to the IAM website Free Tasters - or go direct to NAM using our Contact us page.


Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists are delighted to announce the group has been awarded the prestigious Group Achievement Award by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Group Vice Chair Mel Leitch was presented with the award at the IAM National Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham.

The award, which takes into account the wide range of group activities, highlights the successful year enjoyed by NAM members.

In terms of recruitment, retention and test passes and a number of other performance measures NAM has come out on top.

Well done to all - we look forward to building on our success in the forthcoming year.

1-2-1 Training for NAM Full Members

Following the recent announcement at the club night we are now offering 1-2-1 training sessions with a member of the Training Team for all full members.

These can be arranged by contacting Eric using the email address training_admin@nam-online.org.

In a recent poll this was rated the second highest desired training members requested. So if you have been through your test some time ago, or just want a refresher then please get in touch.

You will be asked to contribute £15 to the observers costs.

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.

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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