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Advanced Rider Training You Can Trust

You don’t often get something for nothing, but we give you a FREE observed ride out. Our volunteer, nationally qualified, quality assured, Observers will welcome you to our club and follow you on a ride out. This ride is for you to decide that you want to improve your riding skills. Your Observer will explain advanced riding and give you their opinion of your current riding skills. Becoming an advanced motorcyclist helps you to be a more knowledgeable and skilled rider. Request a FREE Observed Ride by filling in the form below.

IAM Roadsmart is the UK’s largest independent road safety charity. The IAM Roadsmart Advanced Rider Course is delivered by local groups around the UK run by volunteers. West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists is proud to be affiliated to IAM Roadsmart; we work hard to ensure that quality of the courses we deliver are of the highest possible standard. With West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists you are in expert hands.

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WYAM is one of the few privileged groups in the UK affiliated to IAM Roadsmart to offer riders two ways to become an advanced rider:
  1. Take an advanced rider test following a series of observed rides.
  2. Spread your learning over a longer period and achieve the Group Sign-Off standard via continuous assessment.
The guidance for each type of course is not any different. Because of the quality assurance process, the Group Sign-Off takes longer. It makes sure that your riding standard remain consistent at all times.
You don’t have to decide your preferred coaching approach straight away. It takes a few ride outs to get familiar with the advanced motorcycling course. Talk to your National Observer about which route is best for you. You get the same Green Badge whichever route you take. Your Green Badge is awarded on your riding ability.  See more at IAM RoadSmart.

Green Badge Plus is a way to show that you are maintaining your advanced motorcycling skills. It requires you to have a ride out with a volunteer National Observer. You show that you have maintained your advanced motorcycling skills. It reassures you that your riding remains up to Green Badge standards. Being successful on this ride out you will receive a certificate.

Fellow membership is open to all current full IAM members. It provides you with enhanced recognition and insurance benefits (with IAM Surety). You make a commitment to keep your advanced skills up to date with a retest every three years.
Our research shows that advanced driving and riding skills deteriorate over time. Three years is a pivotal timeframe in which to refresh and renew those skills.
IAM Surety, recognise and reward those members whose advanced riding skills are up-to-date. Fellow membership costs £49 per year as the membership fee which includes the cost of your retest. Those members who need to take the entry test will pay £39 when booking it.

The Masters programme is open to all current IAM members. You get one-to-one mentoring support and guidance. This will help you get the highest standard of civilian riding ability in the UK. There are no exemption qualifications to the Masters standard. Read more about IAM Roadsmart Masters.

The Local Observer qualification has been superseded by the IAM Roadsmart National Observer qualification.

Refer to YOUR CLUB / OBSERVER PAGE / Hoe to be an Observer

Track days are serious fun. WYAM arranges discount track days for members. These are designed to hone your riding skills in steering, acceleration, braking and cornering. Watch out for notices of the track days we arrange. Also, ask about where you might get WYAM membership discount prices. Track days from the British Superbike School are included in our online calendar.

West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists

Your nearest Bike Safe training is run by South Yorkshire Police(SYP). They are supported by Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists(SAM) and Rotherham Advanced Motorcyclists(RAM). Both SAM and RAM’s National Observers are in the very privileged position of supporting SYP in running these events. Details will be published on the SAM Calendar.

Whiteknights are an out-of-hours volunteer NHS motorcycle courier service. They transport blood, laboratory samples, baby milk, medication and other items. They ride between care homes, NHS laboratories and other hospitals. Every rider has to be an advanced motorcyclist. They provide a vital service, free of charge, to hospitals in West Yorkshire.

Click on the image above or visit White Knights Blood Bikes website.

Your guidance from WYAM’s skilled, volunteer observers will help you to develop your advanced riding skills, but you need to be a member of IAM RoadSmart before our observers can help.

Click the button below and sign up with IAM RoadSmart specifying that the WYAM is your preferred local group (Group No. 4186).​

Want to try before you buy? Fill in the form below and arrange the FREE ride assessment when it’s convenient for you.