If you've found this web page you must be thinking about further training and wondering how SLAM can help you well read on!

The first thing to say is that becoming a member of SLAM (and the IAM) is so much more than just "getting some extra training". Of course the first bit is the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Course.  For only £149 you can complete the Advanced Riding Course, including your Advanced Test and a full year's membership of the IAM. Once you have enrolled (via the IAM website - www.iamroadsmart.com ) you will be allocated to a course (we run 3 each year) where you will go out for between 7 and 10 "observed rides" on a 1 to 1 basis with a highly qualified SLAM Observer. He/she will assist you in attaining the level - required to pass your IAM test and become a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (or in our case Motorcyclists). One of your rides (nearer the test time) will be a check ride with a different SLAM Observer to give some additional input and ensure that you are approaching the level for the test.  Left bend position

You will also get to attend a theory workshop, a slow manoeuvering session and a pre-test briefing.  Then there is the test itself with one of the IAM examiners who are all either serving or retired Police Class 1 Motorcyclists who are both supportive and fair in their assessment of your riding - they want you to pass!

One thing that we recognise at SLAM is that passing the test indicates that you are capable of riding to a good standard on a particular day - in our view you should never stop trying to learn and improve your riding skills. To that end every encouragement is given to train further and move up through the observer qualifications – which can be great fun and immensely rewarding... ask any of our Qualified Observers!

But wait... there’s more! We are a very active club and arrange a minimum of two ride-outs a month all year round plus weekends away, holidays in the UK and abroad, as well as other social events ranging from curry nights to wheelie schools! These are always superbly arranged to make sure that everyone has a good, and safe, time.  Group riding with the IAM is so much fun it's addictive – and it continues to develop your riding skills! You only have to look at how many members turn up time and time again!

Perhaps you just want to socialise with like-minded biking folk - well we meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Hartwood Hotel in Chorley at 8.00pm. As \well as the occasional speaker, it’s a great night of talking bikes , arranging rides , discussing life the universe and everything! We also have a social evening at the Boot and Shoe pub, Elswick every third Thursday in the month. You’re welcome to any and all of these events! Check out the details on the Events Diary!

Finally and in my opinion most importantly our club is successful because we ride bikes to enjoy ourselves, be it a club ride-out, an observed ride... even the test itself - if YOU don't enjoy it we’ve failed you!

So why not contact us now For more details please ring our Group Contact, Bob Fletcher on 0845 270 9409 or email him at contact@slambikers.co.uk

For more details of upcoming SLAM courses and events please go to the Events Diary on this site.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Latest SLAM Events

31 Mar 2019
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Ride Out to Wales
04 Apr 2019
08:00PM - 10:00PM
05 Apr 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
SLAM Borders Weekend
06 Apr 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
SLAM Fylde Ride
16 Apr 2019
07:30PM - 09:30PM
Course 1 Classroom Theory Session
27 Apr 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Wales in a day
02 May 2019
08:00PM - 10:00PM
SLAM Social - Helite Talk
04 May 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
SLAM Fylde Ride

Where We Meet

The monthly SLAM Social Meetings (1st Thursday) are held at Preston Grasshoppers RFC, Lightfoot Green Lane, Preston PR4 0AP https://goo.gl/maps/bHVps9KiyuQ2

The Fylde Socials (3rd Thursday) are held at the Boot & Shoe, Beech Rd, Elswick, PR4 3YB http://goo.gl/iMkfFf

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