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 40years 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. Chris longdon Treasurer
Club Secretary/Vice Chair - Adrian Wood
General Member - Tim Styche
Lead Observer (North)/ Membership Secretary - 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.
Lead Observer (South)/ Web Mails - Mark Collier
I rode dirt bikes over the fields when I was younger, but I didn't take my bike test until I was in my 30’s after a friend passed his test and kept on at me to take mine. After losing the same friend in a bike accident, I decided to get training to make myself a safer rider. I joined Derby Advanced Motorcyclists after replying to an add on Facebook for taster rides, and after passing my test with a F1rst I decided to become an observer and help others to become safer riders. I have recently traded my BMW F800GS and my Current bike -
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!
Runs Coordinator - Adrian Wood