Cheddar Valley Advanced Motorcyclists


Be one of the most skilled riders on the road

CVAM are an Official Provider of the IAM Advanced Rider training programme and promote the skills of being a safer and better rider.  Whether you’re getting back on two wheels after a break or just want to be the best rider you can be the IAM Advanced Rider course will give you greater confidence and make you safer on the road.

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.

For more details please see our Training page.


Be part of an active, sociable group

Cheddar Valley Advanced Motorcyclists are one of the many IAM Advanced Motorcycle groups around the UK, with over 100 local members from all over the Cheddar Valley. We want to continually improve our riding skills, enjoy riding to the full whilst making safe progress and socialising with like-minded riders.

We are all members of the IAM, having passed the IAM Advanced Bike test, or are Associate members undergoing training to achieve that goal. We constantly have Associate members working towards passing the IAM test and we look forward to meeting new ones!

In addition to the one-to-one training, we also hold Associate theory days and Member training days to add to your training experience.  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 us via our Contact page and find out how to get involved, or just turn up at one of social nights – you’ll be very welcome.