Welcome to Durham Advanced Motorcyclists

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.

If 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  and is growing continually.

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

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 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 and When We Meet

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

Club Rides Out

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


Evening runs start at The Bowburn Hall on the last Tuesday of the month April to September at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. All rides use the Drop Off System.

Working in close partnership with Durham Constabulary Motorcycle Section since 1995

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