Rideouts & events

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

The Associates ride out is on the first Sunday of the month and is intended for the less experienced rider while the ride out on the third Sunday is our Senior ride out and is a more demanding event.

Riders wishing to take part in a Senior Ride Out must first attend an Associates Ride Out in order that they can be assessed by an observer as to their competence at group riding and the drop off system.

For this purpose a Summer Chip Shop Ride can take the place of the Associate Ride Out.

The onus is on the associate or guest to make his or herself known to an observer prior to the start of the ride.

On all of our ride outs your motorcycle must be taxed, insured and have a current MOT (if needed). All our ride outs are considered 'Green Badge' events so you must be a member of both the IAM and NAM.

The 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 our map page

We depart at 10:00am, so aim to arrive at around 09:30-09:45am to allow time for a quick briefing and re-fueling your bike if required.

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.

We've kept a record of previous years rideouts on rideouts 2009, rideouts 2010, rideouts 2011, rideouts 2012, rideouts 2013 , rideouts 2014 and rideouts 2015

Some good advice and information has been posted on the forum - please click on this link, this is a must read - Rideout notes

The following is a timetable of forthcoming rideouts and other events...

NAM Rideouts & Events 2016

When Who What & Where
05 March (Saturday) Training Team

New Observer Introduction - Potential New Observer candidates only

Bikes will be required - weather permitting

A class room session will be held in the morning followed by ride outs.

This is being held at the Brittania for a 10:00 start.

20 March Mick Goodwin

Senior Ride Out.

An Inspection of the Borders.

The route is in the attached pdf file: March Senior route ( 36kb PDF)

03 April Michael Sutherland

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

A run up the Northumberland coast on some familiar roads to Alnwick and Belford, then some less familiar roads over to Ford Castle and Wooler, finishing at Swarland community centre for tea and cake and a short talk by local historian Vera Vaggs on Lord Nelson's links with Swarland!

About 120 miles finishing for 3.30pm.

The route is in the attached pdf file: April Associates route ( 100kb PDF)

09 April (Saturday) Training Team

Observer Year start meeting - All Observers please make an effort to attend

Bikes will be required - weather permitting.

A class room session will be held in the morning followed by ride outs.

This is being held at the Brittania for a 10:00 start.

14 April (Thursday) Training Team

Advanced riding theory session - open to all

7pm at the Brittannia Hotel

17 April Stuart Wilkinson

Senior Ride Out.

Three Rivers Ride

The route is in the attached pdf file: April Senior route ( 168kb PDF)

And in this GPX file (for Sat Navs): April Senior route gpx

29 April

Pitlochry weekend

15 May Dave Glennie

Senior Ride Out.

The route is in the attached pdf file: May Senior route ( 14kb PDF)

Also the route on google maps

21 May (Saturday) Mike Briant Albermarle Barracks

The return of the enjoyable skills days, do silly stuff, realise it wont harm you, go back for more, enhance your abilities

05 June Neil Potts

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

The route is in the attached pdf file: June Associate route ( 14kb PDF)

The map as a pdf June Associate route ( 14kb PDF)

The map as a sat nav gpx route June Associate route

The map as a Tom Tom sat nav itn route June Associate route

The map as a TYRE route June Associate route

09 June (Thursday) Jack Stewart Heighley Gate Garden Cente

6:30pm start.

Slow but steady - designed for associates but open to all, a relaxed environment for having a chat and riding at a snails pace.

19 June Simon Parry

Senior Ride Out.

Please note that this is a rather long and demanding route. We will take in Hartside pass and all six major Lakeland passes. The distances may look small but the riding will be slow at times, with some very steep and rough roads. We will therefore have a long day in the saddle, so please be prepared for this if you join us.

This is a seniors only ride – no associates or guests please.

The route is in the attached pdf file: June Senior route ( 14kb PDF)

The map as a sat nav gpx route June Senior route

The map as a Tom Tom sat nav itn route June Senior route

The map as a BMW route June Senior route

03 July Ashley Webster

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

17 July Keith Miller

Senior Ride Out.

Millers Moorland ride to the Howgills

This is a seniors only ride – no associates or guests please.

The route is in the attached pdf file: July Senior route ( 14kb PDF)

07 August Steve Alport

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

More details in the attached pdf file: Route ( 57kb PDF)

13 August (Saturday) Mike Briant Albermarle Barracks

The return of the enjoyable skills days, do silly stuff, realise it wont harm you, go back for more, enhance your abilities

The second Skills Day will take place at Albemarle Barracks (NE15 0RF) between 1000-1300hrs (ish) on Sat 13 Aug.

Stands will cover slow riding, braking and incident management and run by the NAM Training Team.

Qualified or training observers are more than welcome and encouraged to assist on the day - please respond to mikebriant@hotmail.com if interested.

Please arrive at the barracks no later than 0945hrs and wait at the front gate to be escorted to the activity area.

Any questions can be referred to Mike Briant at mikebriant@hotmail.com.

18 August (Thursday) Jack Stewart Heighley Gate Garden Cente

Slow but steady - designed for associates but open to all, a relaxed environment for having a chat and riding at a snails pace.

21 August Terry Murphy

Senior Ride Out.

Another inspection of the borders:-)

The route is in the attached pdf file: Route ( 57kb PDF)

The map as a sat nav gpx route August Senior route

04 September David Murphy

The Jack Lormor Memorial Rideout

This is open to all members.

The route is here ( 160kb PDF)

The route as a sat nav gpx file here

18 September Terry Murphy

Senior Ride Out.

The route is here ( 160kb PDF)

The route as a sat nav gpx file here

The route as a sat nav itn file (for Tom Tom) here

02 October Michael Sutherland

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

Morning coffee on a paddle steamer, lunch and a cup of tea by a steam railway, return home via the North York Dales, about 130 miles.

The route is in the attached pdf file: October Associate route ( 38kb PDF)

16 October Leaving Seaton Burn at 9:30 Ian Du Rose

Senior Ride Out.

In the early stages of planning but it will hopefully be a run up to St. Mary's Loch for lunch at the Glen Cafe.

Please note that this ride is planned to leave Seaton Burn at 9.30 not 10.00

October Senior route ( 38kb PDF)

The Little Chef to Glen Cafe route as a sat nav gpx file here

The Glen Cafe to Errington Arms route as a sat nav gpx file here

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