​Welcome

Dorchester & West Dorset Advanced Motorcyclists (pronounced Dawdam) is dedicated to improving riding standards and promoting road safety for motorcyclists in Dorset.

Our aim is to get the most out of our motorcycling and enjoy a range of social and biking activities whilst improving our riding skills. We are an Institute of Advanced Motorists RoadSmart Official Provider and a key objective of the group is to bring riders up to the standard required for the IAM test.

According to research carried out by the IAM .... ADVANCED RIDING IS FUN !

  • 94% said it improved how they use road space
  • 94% said their riding is smoother
  • 90% said their riding is more conscious and less automatic
  • 61% said that it helped them avoid an accident and ……
  • 97% think that taking the advanced test has helped to increase the enjoyment they get from riding !

Whether you ride a Cruiser, Tourer, Commuter or Sports Bike, we cater for all roadbike styles and levels of experience... all we ask is that your bike is roadworthy and capable of motorway speeds. Whether you’ve just passed your motorcycle test, or have spent years chewing flies, we'll help you meet the challenge. Although the membership is predominantly male we have a growing number of female members and, of course, pillions are also welcome.

If you are interested in improving your skills, becoming more confident on the road or simply getting more enjoyment out of riding your bike then go to the Contact page, we would love to hear from you.

Ride Out Report - Beer Regatta

DWDAM Ride Out report for a soggy ride out to see Beer Regatta

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Test Pass - Steve Kershaw

Congratulations to Steve Kershaw who passed @IAMRoadSmart test this week. Congrats to observer Linda Ashmore; that's test pass 9 this year!

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Test Pass - Chris Webber

Congratulations to Chris Webber who passed his @IAMRoadSmart test this week. Congratulations to observer @jeremy_weekes .

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Upcoming DWDAM Events

  • Weekend Social Ride-out to Wales: 20 - 22 Oct 17
    Weekend Social Ride-out to Wales: 20 - 22 Oct 17

    Weekend social mini tour to mid Wales 20 Oct 17 open for booking now.

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  • Brittany Tour 2018
    Brittany Tour 2018

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DWDAM Galleries

  • Wales & Cumbria 2017
    Wales & Cumbria 2017

    Photos from the successful and enjoyable Wales and Cumbria tour 2017.

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  • Bikers' Skills Day - Sun 21 May 17
    Bikers' Skills Day - Sun 21 May 17

    A selection of photos taken on the Bikers' Skills Day.  Photo Credits to Kim Sneddon - Thank You.

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  • 2 Airfields and Stonehenge
    2 Airfields and Stonehenge

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  • January 2015 Skittles At Blanford
    January 2015 Skittles At Blanford

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