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IAM RoadSmart COVID-19 Update

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists

IAM RoadSmart is pleased to announce that from Monday 12 April we began our return to bike and car on-road training across the UK. As rules may be different in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we are advising members to check regional and local restrictions as these are still constantly changing. Our Trainers and […]

SAM Annual Photo Competition Winners

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - Annual Photo Competition 2021

Bikes of Today Winner‘The Only Way is Up!’Andy Frith Bikes of Yesteryear Winner‘Isle of Man Champion’Paul Conway See ALL the great photos entered by SAM members …As usual some interesting photos, particularly fascinating the diverse  places that you bikers get too. Have judged taking into consideration the competitions titles “Bikes of today” and “Bikes of […]

IAM RoadSmart Skills Days Update

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - IAM RoadSmart Skills Days

Booking is now open for our 2021 Skills Days! We’re pleased to announce that places for the 2021 motorcycle and car Skills Days are now open. Our jam-packed Skills Days give drivers and riders a chance to develop their own skills with qualified instructors using racing circuits as a classroom. Click here to find out […]

IAM RoadSmart Trustee Recruitment

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists

We have recently been through a significant period of change including appointing a new Chairman and CEO and we now wish to strengthen and diversify our board of trustees to support our growth and development. We are seeking exceptional people who can bring a passion for road safety with expertise in any or all of […]

John Foster

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - John Foster: died 8th April 2021

It is with great sadness that I announce the peaceful passing of SAM member John Foster on 8th April 2021.Many club members knew John and a few gained the green badge as a result of his observer skills either way it cannot be denied John was an unmissable character.For my part, I met John in […]

Getting yourself ready for the motorcycle season

Now that spring is just around the corner, motorcycle enthusiasts around the country are gearing up to experience the freedom of the road that biking offers. Whether you’re a motorbike newbie, or an experienced rider, if you’re getting back on your bike for the first time in a while, you’ll need to take the same […]

Older Drivers Forum

IAM RoadSmart is putting the finishing touches on a project funded by the Department of Transport designed to investigate the opinions of older drivers and ex-drivers on their relationship with their cars and when and why they plan to give up driving. The aim is to provide an insight into the type of campaigns and […]

Smart Motorways survey results

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - weekly newletter 10th September 2021

Over 4,700 responses were received to our recent survey on smart motorways. Most respondents had already used them, so their comments and votes are very useful. The opinions expressed were overwhelmingly negative. 81% felt less safe on a smart motorway and the same number wanted the hard shoulder to be reinstated immediately. 85% supported the […]

Group Rides update

With the prospect of Group Rides hopefully re-starting from 17 May we have taken the opportunity to review and refresh our current Group Organised Ride Guidance. The new document, created in collaboration with bike group representatives, gives clearer guidance on:• The definition of a group ride• The eligible participants• The insurance cover provided by IAM […]

Chief Observer seminars

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - it's unanimous SAM's Chief National Observer is: Andy Frith.

IAM RoadSmart would like to thank all Chief Observers who’ve accepted invitations to ASDM hosted webinars. Feedback from sessions held so far has been very positive with requests for follow up seminars in the near future. Topics covered included:• Managing associate and observer backlogs• How IAM RoadSmart can help• How IAM RoadSmart is preparing for […]