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Why Join the Inverness Advanced Motorcyclists?

The Inverness Advanced Motorcyclists are a separate section within the Inverness Group, organised to provide a facility for motorcyclists to improve their standard of riding and machine control to IAM standards, and to provide the opportunity for motorcyclists to socialise. Initial membership is as an ‘Associate Member’. (The only pre-requisite to joining is a full motorcycle licence.) When you pass the IAM test you become a full Member of the IAM.

The “Advanced Riding” programme from the IAM costs £149, and in addition a further £10 is payable directly to your Observer for each observed ride. The programme includes a copy of the Advanced Rider Course Logbook, one year’s associate membership of IAM, (full Member status after successful completion of the test), and the IAM advanced motorcycling test.

An Observed Ride covers about 45 miles and lasts approx 90 minutes depending on the nature of the selected route, traffic conditions and stops for comments and suggestions. You will be followed by your Observer on his or her own motorcycle.

When your Observer considers you have reached test standard a further “Check Run” will be arranged with another Observer for a 'second opinion', and then either a test application will be lodged for you, or some additional observed rides may be recommended.

Your questions answered...
What’s the total cost? £149 plus £10 for each observed ride.
When can I enroll? Anytime
I work shifts This is not a problem.  You will be allocated to an observer who will be available.
Does the group organise runs? Yes, one Sunday and one mid-week Wednesday evening run per month (April – October)(Weather permitting)
Who conducts the test? The examiner will be a Police Class 1 motorcyclist (a serving or retired Police Officer with his own motorcycle)
I have passed the test - what next? Consider becoming an Observer and passing on the new skills you have acquired to other motorcyclists (further training for this is provided)

For more information on the Motorcycle Section, contact Derek Donald

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