Welcome – we are an officially-recognised motorcycle group of IAM RoadSmart, which aims to promote road safety

Call David Purchon on 07887 848877 for details of our FREE taster session

What we do

The freedom of riding your bike is one of life’s great pleasures and is something to be encouraged. Regardless of your experience, our Advanced Rider Course can make you a better rider and bring even greater enjoyment to your ride.

You join us initially as an associate member. We then guide you through the Advanced Rider Course to the successful completion of IAM RoadSmart’s Advanced Motorcycle Test. This will give you full membership of our group and IAM RoadSmart.

If you want to have a good reason to get the bike out at least once a week and improve your riding, please get in touch.


Remember – never regret the things you have done, regret the things you never did!

When and where

We meet on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. at McDonald’s Bramley, near Rotherham.

This is where anyone interested in finding out more about RAM and the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider Course can have an informal chat with members. It is also our starting point for guidance sessions for associate members, and for group rides out for full members.

Who to contact

David Purchon can answer any questions you may have about becoming a member of RAM (mobile: 07887 848877, email: dpurchon@aol.com)

Advanced Rider Course

Advanced riding is about taking that next step. Whether it’s about challenging your own standards or reassuring a loved one who struggles to share your enthusiasm, our Advanced Rider Course can make you a better rider.

For a FREE one-hour no-obligation taste of our Advanced Rider Course, just turn up with your bike on any Saturday between 9am and 9.30am  at McDonald’s Bramley in Rotherham.

On the Advanced Rider Course, our qualified observers will prepare you for the Advanced Riding Test. Almost all of our sessions take place on Saturday mornings, but if you can’t make this we have some limited opportunities for you to be offered a weekday ride out.

Our observers may ask for a contribution towards their petrol costs.

Application forms for the Advanced Rider Course are available on Saturdays between 9am and 9.30am at McDonald’s Bramley in Rotherham. Just turn up and ask for David Purchon.

You may also join us through the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider Course web page, where you should nominate Rotherham Advanced Motorcyclists as your preferred group. IAM RoadSmart will take care of the rest and we will contact you when your registration is sent to us.


Our members will make you very welcome on Saturdays 9am to 9.30am at McDonald’s Bramley, Rotherham, near Jct1 M18, where we have a chat over coffee before you and your observer set off on your guidance session and our full members go on a group ride out. On the last Saturday of each month, we run a ride out for all members, details of which are posted on this website and on our RAM riders Facebook page.

We value the social aspect of riding with fellow bikers on often unfamiliar roads, stopping at interesting cafes for a chat, a drink and maybe a meal. Full members have found that our rides out help them to improve their riding skills even further. Some also train to be an observer and help others to improve their riding.

We let all our members know about planned events through this website, emails and our RAM riders Facebook page. We hold occasional group nights with invited speakers, and arrange a traditional Christmas dinner for members and their families. So, if you’re looking to make new friends, get in touch or just come and meet us!

We also welcome applications for membership of RAM from existing full members of IAM RoadSmart.

Membership of RAM for your first year is free with the Advanced Rider Course and currently only £10 per year thereafter. You must be a member of IAM RoadSmart to be a member of RAM. To find out more about membership of the IAM, go to the IAM RoadSmart Membership web page.

RAM riders Facebook Group

If you would like further information about IAM RoadSmart, RAM or the Advanced Rider Course, please contact David Purchon (mobile: 07887848877, email: dpurchon@aol.com).