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.
Vice Chair - (vacant)
Club Secretary - Dave MacGregor
Hi and welcome to the DAM page I’m Dave Macgregor a real Scottish name, but I am sad to I was born in Burton on Trent. I started motorcycling way back in 1967/8 with my first bike being a BSA C15 for those who have not heard of them is a 250cc single. My current machine is a Yamaha Tracer 700 which is a million miles away from my first machine.
General Member - Tim Styche
Lead Observer (North) - 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) - 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. Current bike - BMW F800GS
Runs Coordinator - Adrian Wood
Events Coordinator - Steve McKeown