2019 Passes Round up
On the 3rd Sunday of the Month there is an organised group ride out or social ride. The start point and time is set by the ride leader and is communicated prior to the ride taking place in the monthly newsletter and by e-mail circulation. Note the start time is the time they leave!
There will an Observer who is nominated as "The Leader" and another who is "Tail End Charlie". The group ride as one group using the "drop off" system *. As the leader approaches a junction he will indicate to the person following to stop in a safe position, it is the role of this person to indicate to those following the route the leader has gone. The "Tail End Charlie" will allow the person stopped to pull off to re-join the group ahead. Adhering to the principle of "keep on the main road" unless indicated to the contrary you will not get lost and lose the group, and negates the necessity of keeping the group in view ahead, hence you can ride at your pace and not take risks when trying to "catch up".
The length of these rides varies with some being all day rides and others being shorter, typically finished by early to mid-afternoon.
Although guidance is not the principle aim of these days riders are expected to ride to a good standard reflecting the principles of advanced riding. If you are a less experienced rider then riding with riders of a good standard will influence your style and your use of the system.
The Leader and "TEC" have a responsibility to monitor the ride and anybody whose riding can be improved will be offered appropriate guidance in an informal but constructive way.
During the summer months there are group lead Wednesday evening rides which sometime end at a pub where there is an opportunity for a meal.
Throughout the year there are other rides advertised both local and abroad, in recent years there were trips to Valencia, Assen (MotoGP), Normandy, Le Mans (MotoGP), Assen (WSB), the annual motorcycle show at Milan. For the more adventurous a trip to Europe's longest Zip-wire in North Wales has featured as well.
* For more information on the drop off system please see the section on Group Riding
Final Passes of 2019
November Advanced Passes
Advanced Passes for September
Late update from July
Be a better bike, sponsored by Milton Keynes Council,
March Advanced Pass
Advanced Passes for November
The Passes Kept Coming in October
Advanced passes for October
Biker Down Dates still available for 2018
More September Advanced Passes
Come and see the Mobile Display Unit @ Sand and Motorcycles on the 30th
September Advanced Passes
More Advanced Passes in August
Another Advanced Pass
Come and meet the IAM at 2018 Brackley Festival on 12th August
Congratulations to Darren Cummings
Get ready for the 2018 MK Bike show @ StadiumMK
Triumph Fest 2018
Advanced Test Pass
IMI National Observer Pass
Another advanced test pass for MK IAM
Come and see the MK IAM at the Brackley Festival
Another IAM Test Pass for MK IAM
July Guidance Ride on Sunday 9th
MK Bike Show Cancelled
More Advanced Bike test passes for MK IAM
More IMI Qualified Observers
Working together with Milton Keynes Council Road Safety Department were running a series of 1 day introductions to Advanced Rid…
Come and see the IAM Mobile Display Unit at Woburn Triumph
MK Bikeshow is confirmed for 2017
Another pass for the MK IAM
Two more IAM bike test passes
Meet the MK IAM in person @ Woburn Triumph
MKAM are running their annual Better Riding Course starting in March.
MKAM are re-launching their scheme the encourage riders under 30 years old to take up Advanced Rider Training
Robin Patterson passes the IMI National Bike observers test
This course covers the theory behind advanced/defensive riding with a practical assessment.
MKAM Bike group have linked up with Milton Keynes Council to run a series of One day Advanced Riding introduction sessions. The…
The latest to pass his IMI Local Observer qualification is Dave Shippin. Although the weather was dreadful Dave put in a sterli…
Two MKAM associates have passed their IAM Bike test
Christmas Dinner will be held in Eversholt
Three people have recently passed their IMI Local Bike observer qualifications