Who’s who?

There’s many people who make up Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists.

Committee

Committee

The Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of SAM. This, of course, involves the organisation of the Club meetings, the guidance rides for Associates, the training of Observers and Senior Observers and the qualification of Observers, the social events, the open days at dealerships, collaboration with the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (and the associated Making Bikes Safer group)and the underpinning funding for all these activities.

Being a Committee Member is an interesting and, quite often, challenging task – if you want to make a contribution and are interested in joining the Committee (or you just want to find out more) then talk to any of the Committee Members, the list is set out below:

Andy Frith

Chair
Masters, National Observer
Deputy Editor, Green badge +, Training Sub-Committee

Fran Thompson

Secretary
Masters with Distinction, National Observer
Classroom Sessions, Coordinator Training Sub-Committee

Dave Whitman

Committee Member
Treasurer

Les Hadfield

Committee Member
Chief National Observer, Masters, Team Leader
Training Sub-Committee

Roy Clark

Membership Secretary
Deputy Membership Secretary

Alan Yates

Guidance Secretary
National Observer
Training Sub-Committee

Paul Conway

Committee Member
Editor
Social Media Publicity, Webmaster

Mark Mellon

Committee Member
National Observer

Tony Thompson

Committee Member
National Observer

Chris Holland

Committee Member
National Observer, Team Leader

Ian Corner

Committee Member
National Observer

Debbie Fulton

Committee Member

Team Leaders

Team Leaders

Team Leaders act as mentors to groups of Observers to ensure the ongoing development of each Observer. Team Leaders deal with any problems that arise in the provision of our training services. They work with the Chief National Observer to maintain the high standards of riding required. Each Team Leader provides ongoing advice and support to Observers and Associates.

To become a Team Leader you need to complete additional training and sit a separate test supervised by one of the IAM’s Staff Examiners. The Team Leader test comprises an observed ride given whilst supervising an Associate, followed by a discussion of the riding standard observed; and, a further observed ride to show that the you consistently ride at a Team Leader standard. The club is currently training all Team Leaders to meet the new IAM National Observer qualification AND that all Observers meet the new IAM motorcycle riding standards.

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists are an ‘Official Provider’ of the IAM RoadSmart motorcycle training programme, so you are assured of receiving the very best advanced motorcycle rider training available in the UK.

Les Hadfield

Committee Member
Chief National Observer, Masters, Team Leader
Training Sub-Committee

Chris Holland

Committee Member
National Observer, Team Leader

Peter Harley

Team Leader
National Observer

Steve Dyson

Team Leader
Masters with Distinction, National Observer
Green badge +

Rob Gittins

Team Leader
National Observer

Avril McCarthy

Team Leader
National Observer