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.

Associates Rides

The Associates ride out is on the first Sunday of the month and is intended for the less experienced rider. It is a opportunity for riders to see the Drop Off System in action and for them to experienced group riding. An associate ride is usually around 100-150 miles with several refreshment stops

Senior Rides

On the third Sunday is our Senior Ride and is a more demanding event and will usually be in excess of 200 miles. Riders wishing to take part in a Senior Ride must first attend an Associate Ride 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.

Guests Joining a NAM Ride Out.

Would all guests please make themselves known to the Ride Out Coordinator or the Ride Out Leader at the rendezvous point.

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 rides your motorcycle must be taxed, insured and have a current MOT (if needed). All rides are considered 'Green Badge' events and as such it is expected that the standard of riding should be commensurate with membership of NAM and the IAM.​​

Observers attending rides are asked to offer support and feedback to riders as considered appropriate.

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, rideouts 2015, rideouts 2016 and rideouts 2017

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 2018

When Who What & Where
13 January Training Team

Bluetooth Training for Observers at McDonalds, Metrocentre, Saturday 13 January 2018, 0930

10 February Training Team

Sat Nav Training.

18 March TBC

Senior Ride Out.

24 March Training Team

Pillion Training.

01 April TBC

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

15 April TBC

Senior Ride Out.

21 April Colin Irvine

Touring Tips

6 May TBC

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

20 May TBC

Senior Ride Out.

25 - 28 May (Friday - Monday) Fort William Weekend

We are getting a good deal with a Shearings hotel Caledonian Hotel

3 June TBC

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

17 June TBC

Senior Ride Out.

19 June Training Team

Observer Evening Meeting.

01 July TBC

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

12 July Training Team

Slow riding skills at Heighley Gate

15 July TBC

Senior Ride Out.

05 August TBC

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

16 August Training Team

Slow riding skills at Heighley Gate

19 August TBC

Senior Ride Out.

21 August Training Team

Observer Evening Meeting.

02 September David Murphy

The Jack Lormor Memorial Rideout

16 September TBC

Senior Ride Out.

25 September Training Team

Introduction to Commentating.

07 October TBC

Associates Ride Out.

This is open to all members.

13 October Training Team

Winter Riding.

21 October TBC

Senior Ride Out.

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