Rideouts & events

This year we have rideouts taking place mostly on the third Sunday of each month in the 'biking season'. The first of the year is in March, and the last is in October.

We'll try and fit in other 'ad-hoc' rides when we can.

The Rides

Our monthly Ride is only open to full members, those who are paid up menbers of NAM and the IAM. The ride can be a demanding event and will usually be in excess of 150 miles

​On all rides your motorcycle must be taxed, insured and have a current MOT (if needed). All rides are considered 'Green Badge' events and as such it is expected that the standard of riding should be commensurate with membership of NAM and the IAM.​​

The usual start point for the rideouts is the car park of the Seaton Burn services, just off the Seaton Burn roundabout where the A19 meets the A1068 and the A1 (next to the Holiday Inn Hotel)

View the meeting point on google maps

On certain rides we may meet at other places when it makes sense - please check the ride details below.

We depart at 10:00am, so aim to arrive at around 09:30-09:45am to allow time for re-fueling your bike if required before attending the compulsory briefing at 9:45

We can get in excess of 30 bikes on any given rideout. Therefore, in the interests of safety and consideration to other road users, we may split into smaller groups which ride about 5-10 minutes apart (but still rendezvous at the same coffee/fuel/lunch stops).

All monthly rideouts employ the 'Dropoff' System to ensure we don't have any riders go astray.

These are a great opportunity to ride with friends to places you may not have visited in the past or possibly not even been aware of. Even if you have been to the location before, there is a good chance you may go via a route which is new to you which may take you to an, as yet, undiscovered (by you) coffee stop!

As well as rideouts, we also have several other events take place during the year. These can be karting, factory visits, weekend's away and Disco/Dinners etc.

Chip Shop Rides - in order to ensure a degree of safety and best practice whilst retaining some of the informality enjoyed by members, Chip Shop Rides will be monitored by the Ride Out coordinator who will ensure that members are appropriately briefed, especially with regard to the drop off system, and that back markers are identified to all riders. Where necessary riders will be divided into groups as deemed appropriate to promote safe riding.

We've kept a record of previous years rideouts on rideouts 2009, rideouts 2010, rideouts 2011, rideouts 2012, rideouts 2013, rideouts 2014, rideouts 2015, rideouts 2016, rideouts 2017 and rideouts 2018

NAM Rideouts & Events 2022

When Who What & Where
24 July Lawrence Butler

*** 9:30 Start ***

Full Member Ride Out.

Please meet at WASHINGTON Services A1(M) Southbound for a 9:15am briefing and a prompt 9:30am start.

Lawrence is organising a slightly longer rideout hence the earlier start time.

We are heading towards Yorkshire dales hence the start location.

The start time allows for Comfort, Coffee, Lunch and Petrol stops. Distance is @ 225 miles.

Finish at Washington Northbound services.

The route as a sat nav gpx route July route

7 August Tracy Tordai and Colin Irvine

Bimble ride out

An All Members Group ride.

This means that an Associate may join it if they are under full observation by an Observer.

This will be a short scenic ride, with a couple of longish breaks for elevenses and lunch. The idea will be to enjoy the scenery, weather permitting, at a steady pace, with plenty of time for socialising.

Further details will be published in due course.

4 September Lawrence Butler

Full Member Ride Out.

Memorial Ride Out - proceeds go to the Great North Air Ambulance

We will meet at Tynemouth Shore Car Park, Pier Rd, Tynemouth, NE30 4DB (Spanish Battery) and ride into Northumberland.

Please try to arrive with full tank for @ 0930 so we can have a group photo and briefing (and chat!). first group away at 1000 prompt.

16 October Colin Irvine

Full Member Ride Out.

Approximately 150 miles, starting at Seaton Burn Services.

Please be there by 9:45 for the pre-ride briefing. Route details to follow in due course.

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