Meet the team
Chairman - Richard Clauson
I've been riding motorcycles for over 40 years, ever since getting fed up being stuck in traffic driving the 2 or so miles across a city to work each day, and realising riding a bike was quicker. After doing my basic training with the local RAC/ACU Scheme I became an Instructor, and then at the end of the 1970s took my IAM test to help with that instructing. In the early 1980s a fellow RAC/ACU Instructor, a local Police Sargent, and I started the Essex Advanced Motorcyclists Group (EAMG) to capture the post-test bikers and guide them through the IAM test. I've been supporting advanced training ever since. After several job changes I ended up in Berkshire, and joined the Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists (TVAM) IAM group in the late 1990s. There I helped with the Events Team and the organising of the social side of the group/club, including being the webmaster for a few years. When I moved to Derbyshire from Berkshire in 2018 I looked for the local IAM motorcycle group, and on finding Derbyshire Advanced Motorcyclists (DAM) I joined as an ordinary member. In mid-2020 I became Acting Chair. I'm also a Blood Biker with Derbyshire Blood Bikes (DBB), and previously was 5 years with SERV OBN (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers, Oxon, Bucks, Berks, & N'hants).
Club Secretary - Dave Macgregor
Treasurer - Claire Atkinson
Membership Secretary - Dave Macgregor
Chief Observer - Adrian Wood
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!