Welcome to East Kent Advanced Motorcyclists - our fully qualified volunteers are here to help you. Their knowledge and expertise is at your disposal.  We will guide you through the process of advanced motorcycling in a reassuring and friendly manner.  We are able to tailor the programme to your requirements.

Who is it for?

Anyone who has passed their motorcycling test – A1 – A2, nervous riders, not passed your test for long? Wish to build your confidence?  Want to become a better rider?  Having difficulties with cornering. Want to control your motorcycle in a more confident manner?  Want to learn more?  Let us help you attain a better understanding of safety and advanced riding.  All conducted in a relaxed manner and a pace that suits you.  If you are under 30 then we will reimburse your Advanced Rider Course enrolment fee when you pass the IAM RoadSmart advanced test.

Licence information - full details of the categories, ages and licence requirements can be found HERE.

Road Safety Statistics for under 25s

Road accidents remain the biggest killer of young people in the UK, higher than both alcohol and drugs. In 2013 there were 191 people under 24 killed and 20,003 injured as drivers and riders of cars and motorbikes.

In the past five years (2009-13) there were 1,037 people under 24 killed and 120,958 injured on UK roads as drivers and riders – while the overall trend has been falling, these figures are unacceptable.

Causes of those accidents -

  1. Right of Way Violation
  2. Loss of control in bends at speed
  3. Overtaking/ filtering


We offer the following options:

  1. Free assessment ride with report – LINK
  2. Taster Day assessment £20.00 – Classroom theory session followed by on-road assessment with a qualified IAM Observer and report – LINK
  3. Advanced Rider Course - LINK  & LINK  It could be beneficial, in the first instance, to contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as there may be discounts available that are published on the IAM RoadSmart website.

What you need to start

  1. Sense of humour not mandatory, but it helps
  2. Driving licence with motorcycle authorisation
  3. Road legal bike
  4. Highway Code knowledge
  5. Motorcycle safety riding equipment - helmet, gloves, boots, trousers, jacket etc.
  6. Willingness to learn

Classroom Theory Session and Training

The Introduction to Advanced Motorcycling (ITAM) consists of a Saturday morning classroom session on the theory of advanced riding followed by an on road observed ride. The theory session provides you with a relatively in-depth input on which our on road training is based.  After any on-road training you will be given a thorough de-briefing and the opportunity to comment on and discuss your ride. Your coaching will result in a much greater enjoyment of your motorcycling. Safety is paramount.   Your on-road training will be you and your qualified observer.  There is the opportunity to use bike to bike communications and have your ride videoed.

The different road scenarios you will encounter will be explained and clarified, building into a pattern for safer riding. When you have learnt the art of advanced riding you will have more time to react to hazards that motorcyclists encounter every day on our road network, making you a thinking, safer rider.

Learning issues/difficulties

 Let us know if you have specific learning difficulties that may affect your learning or riding.  We will treat in strict confidence and tailor the training to suit you.

The Test

If you sampled our free assessment ride or Taster Day session, enjoyed it, could see and feel a difference in the way you ride, why not think about the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider Test.

EKAM will teach you all you need to be a better rider to a test standard.  EKAM will refund £75 to any new Associate under 30 years of age on enrolment, on receipt of IAM RoadSmart’s confirmation of the Associate’s enrolment on the Advanced Rider Course. The balance of the course fee will be paid on successful completion of the advanced rider test.

A Skill for Life

The Advanced Rider Course 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 programme can make you a better rider.

The programme teaches the five phases of advanced riding; information, position, speed, gear and acceleration, so regardless of whether you’re navigating country lanes, busy roads, or tackling the challenging British weather, you will have the skills and knowledge to remain confident and in control.  Safety is paramount within the Advanced Rider programme, but it also encourages you to feel confident on the road, to make good progress, and to get greater enjoyment from the experience.

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