​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.

Test Pass - Phil Parmiter

Very many congratulations to Phil Parmiter who passed his @IAMRoadSmart Advanced Riding Test Sat 23 Mar 19 with a F1RST pass. Congrats to Observer Ray Pering and NO Kelvin Latham who carried out pre-test check ride.

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Test Pass - Shane Hann

Congratulations to Shane Hann who passed his IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Test Sunday 10 February 2019 with a F1RST Pass. Well done also to Local Observer Graham Pinney and National Observer Kelvin Latham who carried out the Pre-Test Ride Check.

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Test Pass - Hunter Fagan

Our first @IAMRoadsmart Advanced Rider Course Test Pass for 2019. Congrats to Hunter Fagan and newly qualified @DWDAM_News observer @Waveringwafu on guiding his first associate to full membership.

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Upcoming DWDAM Events

  • Free Advanced Riding Presentations - 2019
    Free Advanced Riding Presentations - 2019

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  • Free Advanced Motorcycle Riding Skills Session with DWDAM 2019
    Free Advanced Motorcycle Riding Skills Session with DWDAM 2019

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  • Slow Riding Techniques with DWDAM (2019)
    Slow Riding Techniques with DWDAM (2019)

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DWDAM Galleries

  • Wales Autumn 2017
    Wales Autumn 2017

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  • 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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