Welcome to Cheddar Valley Advanced Motorcyclists

Do you want to be a better rider?

CVAM are affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists and promote the skills of being a safer and better rider.

Advanced riding is about challenging your own standards and gaining the skills and knowledge to remain confident and in control: whatever the road conditions; whether you are on country lanes or busy road; and regardless of the weather.

We provide one-to-one training with an Observer, with the aim of passing the Advanced Motorcycle Test, so that you are a safe, confident rider who makes good progress with greater enjoyment of your riding. Passing the test gives you the highest accredited civilian riding standard and is quality assured by the Driving Standards Agency.

For details of the costs involved, please see our Training page.


Do you want to be part of an active, sociable group?

In addition to the usual training, we also hold Associate theory days and slow riding sessions to add to your training experience and with over a hundred members from all over the Cheddar Valley, we are a vibrant and sociable group who offer regular opportunities for riders to meet and get together.

We have a group rideout on the first Sunday of every month and hold social nights on the second Monday of every month. Our rides extend to Devon, Dorset, the Cotswolds and Wales and our social nights always have an interesting speaker to give us food for thought. Partners and pillions are always welcome to our rides and social nights, making it a mixed and varied group.


We’re a friendly bunch, why not come along and meet us!

Please contact our Membership Secretary via the form on our Contact page and find out how to get involved, or just turn up at one of social nights and introduce yourself – you’ll be very welcome.