ELAM has an excellent record of helping its members develop their advanced riding skills. Over 95% of those who take their IAM RoadSmart test with ELAM pass first time. More importantly, riders who have attended an ELAM structured training course say that the coaching received has benefited their riding in many ways. Most notably they say that they feel safer and more confident.
ELAM uses structured courses, designed to take motorcyclists of any level of experience up to IAM RoadSmart test standard. These courses last approximately 3 months and consist of 6 or 7 fortnightly Observed Rides, run on either a Saturday or a Sunday.
Our experienced team of Observers (all unpaid volunteers) will work with you to help you understand both the strengths and weaknesses in your riding and coach you to capitalise on those strengths and overcome your weaknesses. Although we can take riders who have only just passed their DSA test, our approach is most effective with riders who have had a minimum of 6 months riding experience with a full licence.
Our courses consist of a combination of theory and practical riding sessions, that start with the basics of advanced riding and build up your skills steadily, until you reach that magical IAM RoadSmart test standard.
Each session focuses on a specific aspect of advanced riding. This allows you to explore that part of your riding in detail and then practice the skills you have learned. As each session builds upon the previous one, so your advanced riding skills grow and develop.