Welcome to Solent Advanced Motorcyclists

Hello and welcome to the home of Advanced Motorcycling in Hampshire.  We are a motorcycling group affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and have local training teams based in and around The New Forest, Southampton and Eastleigh, Fareham and Gosport, Winchester, Andover and Portsmouth . Our main aim is to promote safer riding and to equip riders with motorcycling skills for life.

We are based at the Sarisbury Green Community Centre, so if you live in the area, enjoy riding your bike and meeting other riders and are keen to continuously improve your riding skill, we are just what you are looking for.

Your main aim on joining the group will be to improve your riding skill, and become an Advanced Rider by passing the Advanced Motorcycle Test.

We are a busy club that offers its members a wide range of activities including ride-outs or group events every Sunday throughout the year and a Club Night on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We also hold a very successful `SAM Sunday` on the 1st Sunday of each month from March to November, when we offer free Assessed Rides to the public. Whether you ride a sports bike, tourer, cruiser or scooter, a Ducati, Triumph or Harley, a Blade, BMW or Burgman, you will be most welcome. The group's Mobile Display Unit (MDU) can be seen at many local events attracting new members and  advertising the IAM Skills for Life package.

Everybody thrives on a personal challenge involving what they love doing, and they enjoy good company, so why not get on your bike and come and join us? You will find it great fun, for that is what motorcycling is all about! Our Membership Secretary is ready and waiting to process your application for membership, and any committee member will be pleased to help you with any queries.

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Latest Events


28/05/17 10:00 am - 10:30 am


04/06/17 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


04/06/17 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


04/06/17 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Test Passes

December 2016


 IAM Advanced Test

Barry Johnson

Ray Rex - F1RST

SAM Advanced Plus
Richard Neale









January 2017


 IAM Advanced Test

Mike Ball F1RST
Dave Potter
Peter McAlpine
Chris Nicholas
Richard Pell








February 2017


 IAM Advanced Test

Mark Bushell







March 2017


 IAM Advanced Test

Billy Platt F1RST

Andy Knight
Neil Bedford

  National Observers
Andy Brown








April 2017


 IAM Advanced Test

Colin Ryan F1RST
Michael Crutchley

SAM Advanced Plus
Alex Koss
Mark Palmer 


National Observers
Dave Bruguier








May 2017


 IAM Advanced Test

Richard Buchan

SAM Advanced Plus

 National Observers

 Masters Test







SAM News

Club Night - AGM 2017

Club Night Tuesday 09 May is the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)


The 24th Solent Advanced Motorcyclists AGM is being held on Tuesday 9th May 2017, at the Sarisbury Green Community Centre.


All Group Full Members, Associates, Subscribers and Friends are invited to attend but only Group Full Members (i.e. current Full Members of both the IAM and of the Group) may vote.


A member entitled to vote at the General Meeting may appoint a proxy to vote on his or her behalf. A proxy need not be a Group Full Member



The Bar will be open and is an excellent opportunity to socialise with members, associates, partners and your committee. There are usually a number of members keen to talk until gone 22:00.

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