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 - Marc Phillips

Congratulations to Marc Phillips who passed his @IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Test Tuesday 23 July 2019. Another great result for the DWDAM Observer Team. Congratulations also to Marc's Observer Nick Heape and thanks to Alan Bushaway and National Observer Linda Ashmore who conducted Marc's pre Test Ride Check. That's Test pass Number 14 for 2019.


Test Pass - Mark Mumford

Another @IAMRoadsmart Advanced Rider Course Test Pass for 2019. Congrats to Mark Mumford and @DWDAM_News observers Jeremy Weekes and Alan Bushaway


F1RST Test Pass - Stu Miskimmn

Very many congratulations to Stu Miskimmn who passed his IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider test with a F1RST, today. A very well done also to Stu’s Observer Dave Luke, as well as Brian Purnell who conducted the Pre-Test Ride Check.


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Upcoming DWDAM Events

    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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