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


11/12/16 9:30 am - 10:00 am


13/12/16 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


18/12/16 10:30 am - 10:45 am


25/12/16 9:30 am - 10:00 am


27/12/16 9:15 am - 9:45 am

Test Passes

August 2016


 IAM Advanced Test

Paul Gardiner

Emma Haynes - F1RST

Michael Smyth - F1RST

Keith Lincoln - F1RST
Garry Buckley


SAM Advanced Plus

 Andy Bell


National Observers

Mike Saunders


Masters Test

Phil Bell
Paul Farrar - Distinction











September 2016


 IAM Advanced Test

Angus Benton

Terry Sessions

Keith Bloxsome

Matthew Lawes


SAM Advanced Plus

 Andrew Wood

Andrew McLaren

Gregg James


National Observers


Masters Test







October 2016


 IAM Advanced Test

Malgorzata (Gosia) Malowa

Rod Clark
Andy Toas
Paul Birch


SAM Advanced Plus

 Sean Brewer

Gert Bach
 John Stockings 


National Observers


Masters Test







November 2016


 IAM Advanced Test

Dan Simmons
Kevin Robson
Nicholas Joint


SAM Advanced Plus
Paul Leadbitter
Phil Ireland



National Observers
Clive Good


Masters Test







SAM News

Roadcraft Theory Training

Autumn 2016 Road Craft Theory Training Session Saturday 26th November, places limited, book early to avoid disappointment.
Presented by Alec Gore (SAM's Chief Observer). The session covers all aspects of advanced riding theory. Invaluable for Associates preparing for their test, who are strongly encouraged to attend. 26/11/2016 09:30 - 12:00 Sarisbury Green Community Centre.

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