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 Roadsmart test.

DWDAM are supported by Dorset Council, through an initiative to reduce accidents on Dorset’s rural roads.  So, if you live, work or study in Dorset, then Dorset Council will subsidise your advanced course.  This is administered by DWDAM, and we will provide a partial refund of your course fees when you have taken your Advanced Riding Assessment. If you would like to Join DWDAM click HERE

According to research carried out by the IAM Roadsmart … 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 an Adventure bike, Cruiser, Sports Tourer, Commuter or Sports Bike, we cater for all styles and levels of experience. All we ask is that your bike is roadworthy and capable of attaining the National speed limit. It definitely doesn’t have to be a BMW!

Whether you’ve just passed your motorcycle test, or have spent years chewing flies, we’ll help you meet the challenge.

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; where you can arrange a Free Taster Session with one of our qualified National Observers, and get your riding assessed, receive friendly advice, and see whether Advanced Riding is for you.