Meet the team
Chairperson - Amanda Nixon
I am the Chair for Derbyshire AM, I have been biking for 27 years, both in the UK and Europe and had several bikes along the way, my fave now being Bluebell my beloved BMW F800ST. I joined DAM initially to do the Derbyshire Blood Bikes, but now no longer do this. Now my time is taken up with observing for DAM. The club has increased my confidence, I found new riding buddies and had lots of laughs along the way, and also reduced a lot of "Oh S***" moments in corners! I look forward to many more happy years biking with my buddies.
Treasurer - Chris Longdon
I've been asked to write a resume of my life with motorcycles, here goes my first venture on two wheels excluding a push bike was a scooter ( Puch Alpine) but I'd rather not talk about that instead I'll concentrate on the motor cycle post driving test a 350cc AJS which I owned for a number of years as well as a velocette MAC also 350cc then a long break until a BSA shooting star 500cc and I still own it 40 years on a BMW R100RS came and went a Suzuki 500cc slingshot. Then I saw the light and bought a triumph ST sprint and then my current motor cycle Tiger 800 , I observe on this, use it for holidays and days out, Brilliant bike.
Club Secretary/Vice Chair - Adrian Wood
General Member - Tim Styche
Lead Observer - David Bettison
I have been biking since I had my FS1E at the tender age of 16, which is far too long ago to think about now. After a break of around 15 years, I restarted biking in 2005 enjoying the roads both here and in France. I joined the IAM in 2014 for the social side of the club and to enable me to volunteer to ride blood bikes. In 2017 I became a local observer before becoming a national observer and a committee member in 2018. My biggest regret - selling my Kawasaki Z1300. My proudest biking moment is gaining a distinction in the IAM master’s program.
General Member - Terry Page
Events Coordinator - Steve McKeown
Yes - I remember what a 'Fizzie' is! These days it's something a little more exotic - a big bad Duke, which has an aversion to rain! I decided that falling off, wasn't fun, especially after a tumble abroad, with my daughter on the back - definitely not fun. Having completed the former Bike Safe course at Ripley Police Headquarters, I joined DAM as an Associate and received the necessary training (thanks Gordon & Pete) managing to pass my Advanced test a couple of years back. I have recently joined the committee as Events Coordinator, so am happy to receive any constructive ideas you might have for guest speakers at our club nights or other activities you may wish to promote. Look forward to hearing from you!
I've recently moved to the area from "down south" where I was with TVAM (Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists). I've been riding motorcycles for over 40 years, ever since being bored driving 2 miles across a city to work and realised a bike was quicker. After doing my basic training with the local RAC/ACU Scheme I became an instructor, and then took my IAM test to help with instructing. In the early 1980s a fellow instructor, a Police Sargent, and I started the Essex Advanced Motorcyclists Group to capture the post-test bikers. I've been supporting advanced training ever since. I'm also a Blood Biker with Derbyshire Blood Bikes, and was 5 years with SERV OBN (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers, Oxon, Bucks, Berks, & N'hants) before that.