The Kent Advanced Motorcyclists Group (KAMG) was formed in 1979/1980 to provide the "facility for motorcyclists to improve the standards of riding and machine control to IAM standards". Also to provide the opportunity for motorcyclists to socialise. They met monthly at Brands Hatch and attracted members from all over Kent, becoming the first group to break the IAM mould of combined car and bike groups. The KAMG meets on the last Thursday of each month at Brands Hatch.
In 1988 a proportion of the KAMG membership felt that the time/distance factor involved in travelling to Brands Hatch was discouraging new members from East Kent. It was decided to start an East Kent section which would meet on a different night each month to that of the KAMG.
The East Kent section grew from strength to strength and gained a very strong and enthusiastic membership. In March 1992 it was felt that the East Kent section would be able to cater better for its members if it was a completely autonomous group and so the East Kent Advanced Motorcyclists, or EKAM, was formed.
We are affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (Group No. 2206) and share thier purposes and goals, and in May 1996 we received charity status (Registered No. 1055176) with the principal aim being:-