The Observer Corps is made up from volunteers who have successfully completed the iAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Test and have continued with their training to become F1rst/Enhanced Advanced Riders further progressing to become members of the IMI Qualified Observer Corps and now give up their time freely to assist others to become safer, better riders.

East Kent Advanced Motorcyclists’ Observer Corps will at all times:

  • Act with integrity, honesty and professionalism.
  • Be proactive and supportive in the development of associates to meet their individual needs.
  • Demonstrate fairness, empathy and integrity to all.
  • Promote the protection of the environment and the health, safety and wellbeing of associates and other road users.
  • Promote a duty of care to all associates.
  • Provide a theory classroom-based input on Advanced Riding techniques.
  • Provide on-road guidance for associates and full members, giving practical examples to assist with the improvement of riding skills.
  • Provide feedback and documentation to ensure continuous development.
  • Provide a point of contact with regard to training matters.

Associates attending training are expected to:

  • Wear appropriate motorcycle clothing befitting an advanced rider.
  • Ensure their motorcycle is in a fully roadworthy legal condition at all times.
  • Produce to their Observer their driving licence, certificate of insurance for the motorcycle and MOT Certificate if required, or confirm that they have signed the IAM RoadSmart Declaration Document.
  • Complete any development plan provided by the Observer within a reasonable time.
  • Attend promptly for all arranged training sessions – advising your Observer of any delay or necessary cancellation.
  • Act with integrity and honesty at all times.
  • Be aware that changes at short notice may occur but the Observer Corps will try to minimise any change.
  • Highlight any issues that may have an effect on their training or development.
  • Contribute to the Observer’s cost for fuel, etc. (Currently £15 per session).
  • Mobile phones to be switched off whilst in classroom sessions.

Should the associate have any concern or complaint at any time they should contact the Chief Observer.

Compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018

EKAM is legally required to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018. For this reason, EKAM has to confirm the agreement of each Club member that he/she is willing to,

  • Receive information on training, committee, and social events, together with newsletters/magazines relating to the group and Road Safety
  • Appear in or be referred to in or on group social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, group newsletters/magazines and group related websites.
  • Receive EKAM magazines delivered by EKAM members unless specifically requested that these be delivered by the Royal Mail.

To effect this confirmation, EKAM will regard valid IAMRoadSmart/EKAM membership as tacit agreement to the above clauses unless the Membership Secretary is notified to the contrary in writing or by an email sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the individual concerned.

Last Updated:  24th April 2023

The EKAM Observer Corps

Chief Observer - Iain Moss
Deputy Chief Observer - Ian Lancefield


Adrian Atkins    Graham Ellis    Sarah Farbrace
Peter Ferguson    Emilis Gegnaris    Brian Gulvin
Kai Herbert    Ian Lancefield    Mark Mascall
Iain Moss    Chris Owen    Clive Owen
Mark Owen    Roger Pitt    Trevor Purland
Peter Rider    John Roberts    Paul Slater
Philip West    Steve Wynne

Observer Coordinator - Philip West

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