Welcome to Durham Advanced Motorcyclists

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If you have visited our site because you are a biker interested in improving your riding skills we can help you. Durham Advanced Motorcyclists is a registered charity, non-profit making organisation, affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Our group has around 250 members at present and is growing continually.IAMmotorcyclistReport

Durham Advanced Motorcyclists was formed in 1994 with just 15 members and its aim has always been to improve road safety for motorcyclists in Co. Durham.

Our members are of all ages, come from all walks of life and ride all sorts of bikes, such as sports replicas, tourers, sports tourers, custom and cruisers.

The main focus of the group is to improve your standard of riding to an advanced level through comprehensive training with our observers. DAM is actively supported by the Durham Constabulary Motorcycle Section and many of our observers (trainers) have been trained by Durham Police Motorcyclists.Research has shown that advanced motorcyclists are between 3 and 5 times less likely to have an accident. You may well be a good rider but our training will make you a much safer and smoother rider than you already are. You will be taught how to ride to the IAM’s book "How to be a better rider"

You will also see we have a very active social scene that caters for everyone. We meet at 7.30pm towards the end of each winter month (except December) at the Bowburn Hall Hotel, see below, where you'll be made more than welcome. There is a large room set aside for us and meals are available. We have guest speakers during the winter meetings when possible and rides out during the biking season, March to October.

Where & When We Meet
Bowburn Hall

Club Rides Out

Sunday rides start from Durham Services (just off the A1M, J61 at Bowburn). Starting time 9.30 for 10.00.

Evening runs start at The Bowburn Hall on the last Tuesday of the month and from the Dun Cow on the second Tuesday of the month, April to September at 7.00 for 7.30. All rides use the
Drop Off System

There will be a presentation by a guest on each Social Evening.


All at The Bowburn Hall Hotel

Start 7.30pm



Club nights are at The Bowburn Hall towards the end of the month during the winter, October to March. Start 7.15 for 7.30. We try to arrange for guest speakers, when possible, to talk about biking matters.

Working in close partnership with Durham Constabulary Motorcycle Section since 1995.


This is the website of Durham Advanced Motorcyclists (DAM). Our main objective is to provide training for the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) motorcycle test. We are also a social club with club nights and ride outs. DAM members are enthusiastic bikers riding all types of bikes.

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