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.


AGM 2017

AGM

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!

Could you be our new Treasurer?

As announced at the September meeting, the position of NAM treasurer will become vacant at this year's AGM. Simon Parry, our current treasurer, is stepping down after 3 years in the role.

We are therefore inviting interested persons to put their name forward for election. The role involves the following responsibilities:

The position is one of the key trustee positions of the club. The treasurer is therefore expected to attend all committee meetings and participate in the strategic planning and development of club activities. In addition, the treasurer is responsible for:

  • Managing the club's finances
  • Keeping the committee informed of the club's financial position
  • Keeping accounting records and preparing annual accounts for presentation to members at the AGM
  • Collecting members' subscriptions and payments for trips and other events.
  • Banking any cash receipts
  • Managing and paying expense claims and other payables
  • Submitting the club's annual Gift Aid claim.

Although this may sound daunting, if you can manage your own household finances, the club accounts are no more complex. Simon is happy to have a chat with anyone who is potentially interested in the role. He has developed a very simple accounting system that is easy and efficient to use and is happy to provide training and ongoing assistance to anyone who takes on the role. You don't need previous accounting experience!

Booking for the Fort William Trip - 25May2018

We are planning our next Scotland trip, we'll be going to the same hotel as last year getting the same good deal.

Bookings and deposit payemt should be made on the October club night, the following are the full costs and the deposit required:

  1. Single Room , £119-00 plus supplement £ 15-00, total £ 134-00. Deposit £25-00 with a balance of £109-00
  2. Twin Room / Double Room £119-00 x 2 = £238-00. Deposit £50-00 with a balance of £188-00

The deposit should be paid either by cheque or bank transfer.

Cheques should be made payable to Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists, and given to our treasurer Dr Simon Parry. Please add the members name as a reference.

Bank tranfers by internet or otherwise should be sent to the events account - Sort code: 20-58-17, Account number: 93220117, please add your name as a reference

We require the booking and deposit on the Club Night of 10th of October 2017 so we can get all the deposits to Shearings by 31Oct2017.

If you have any queries please contact John either at a meeting, by email on social@nam-online.org or by using the contact us page.

Remember we're going on the second May Bank Holiday which is 25May2018 to 27May2018.

More information about the hotel can be found here Caledonian Hotel

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

November Events


14 November (Tuesday) 7pm

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

Monthly Meeting.

AGM - This is an important meeting which allows members to receive reports from and question the Group Officers and elect the Committee for the forthcoming year.

New Link for accomodation in the Pyrenees

I've added a link to our links page for some interesting bike friendly accomodation 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.

The first Newsletter for 2017

cover of 'Newsletter, Issue 1 2017

In this issue: Chairmans remarks • Notes from the editor • Training Team • Some bikes wot I've owned • Magic boots • Special Moments • 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

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)

Annual Subs Payment - now £20

We are now asking all of our members to amend their standing order payment for their subs to £20.

Making the payment by standing order 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 choose to set up a bank payment make sure you have a reference, your full name will do, so we know who has paid. 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 you NAM membership number on the back.


Thanks for prompt payment!

FREE TASTER SESSION

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.

GREAT NEWS - GROUP ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS

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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