Who Are ELAM?
We are a registered charity (No.1062952/0) dedicated to improving the road safety of motorcyclists in the North & East London areas. We also like to have fun along the way! We believe that the best method of improving road safety is by encouraging bikers to use the system of motorcycle control advocated by IAM RoadSmart. Therefore, we are affiliated to IAM RoadSmart - we share the same aims and often speak with one voice.
What we have to offer
For all bikers, novice or experienced, young or old; whatever you ride, race rep to cruiser, ELAM has something for you
ELAM's coaching typically takes the form of a structured course; featuring a machine control day, three theory nights and five course rides, followed by 1-2-1 observed rides until you are test ready. The more practice you put in, the more you will get out and the sooner you will pass.Find out more
The social aspect is key to any biking community, and very important to us at ELAM. In addition to improving your riding skills, we also aim to be a social club for like-minded bikers. That’s why so many remain members after they have passed their advanced test.Find out more
Before joining ELAM my riding was, well, awful at best! I absolutely hated going on twisty roads, but loved going fast in a straight line! The ELAM observer team gave me the skills and the confidence I needed to get me around a bend safely and smoothly! AND showed me the fun is actually IN the bend! I've also been lucky enough to make some very good friends along the way, and I'm currently enjoying passing the knowledge I've learned back to new members as I've now become an observer myself.
I think ELAM is a healthy, warm and diverse community one in which I'm proud to belong to. As for my riding... well, I'm learning to analyse my own riding with plenty of experience to nudge me along if I seek it. Thanks everyone!
I like meeting people I'd normally never come across. All types, walks of life and nationalities. A microcosm of London in fact. We have a common interest, bikes. That's enough to make them my friends. I also very much like the cake.
Best thing gained up to now is my test pass and great new skills, which will be greatly improved with all the further training. That and all the great friends I've made and going to make.
The best thing about joining ELAM is the increased confidence that the training has given me. This time last year I was terrified at the prospect of riding in the centre of London, now I have the knowledge to filter safely and ride anywhere in London. I’ve just returned from a trip to Durham and have been riding in France- all thanks to my training with ELAM.