WAM is the Wolverhampton based Advanced Motorcycle Training Club affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM Roadsmart). The club is run by a Committee of volunteers who dedicate their time towards promoting the best training we can provide. We have a strong training /Observing team with the objective of delivering advanced level training.
Whether you are a motorcyclist that has been riding for years, or have recently passed your test, or maybe returning to riding after a long break, the training is designed to promote a level of better/safer riding with heightened road awareness, this is mixed with an enjoyable journey towards becoming an advanced rider.
WAM advanced rider training is underpinned with the IAM Roadsmart training program that has been designed to identify a set of competency statements that an advanced rider must fulfil to be operating at the required level.
Each competency statement has an expanded explanation to help you understand it and it offers a road map to the skills required.
It is the expertise and passion of your observer that will bring the text to life and allow you to develop your riding to a standard that encourages enjoyment and allows you to promote safe sharing of road space. By encouraging improved information gathering through effective Observation, Anticipation and Planning and a systematic approach to hazard management you will always have time to deal effectively with situations that present themselves on the road.
During your development detailed explanation in the areas of rider skills requiring development will be given by your observer as you progress through the course.
Advanced motorcyclists should be able to ride in a safe, smooth and efficient manner at all times. Through good Observation, Sensible anticipation and accurate Planning (OAP) combined with sound operation of their machine’s controls, they should enjoy a comfortable, progressive ride while maintaining safety. Modern riding aids such as satellite navigation systems, anti-lock braking and traction control systems are becoming more commonplace; used correctly, they can complement the skills of an advanced rider and enhance the overall riding experience. Appropriate use of such technology should therefore be encouraged. Combining well developed skills and understanding with developments in technology should
make you into a ‘thinking rider’ and create a safer more enjoyable riding experience.