Associate Membership

When you join the IAM as an associate member on the Skill for Life programme the fee paid to the IAM covers associate membership of MBEAM until you pass your test.

If you have not passed in one year (most unusual) the Group committee must agree to extend your membership and reserves the right to levy the annual subscription fee for a full member.

Having passed your test you will be become a Full Member of MBEAM.

Observer Contributions

Observers guiding associates to take the car test travel with the Associate in his/her car - this is obviously not the case with Observers guiding Motorcycle Associates.

Motorcycle Observers, therefore, incur a personal expense in regard to fuel; wear and tear (e.g. tyres) etc; and may incur penalties associated with higher than average mileage.

The IAM provides guidance that the associate can be required to make a contribution towards these costs.

MBEAM's current policy is that no payment is required from the associate to cover these personal expenses incurred by the observer. As a gesture, associates are expected to pay for the tea / coffee that usually marks the end of an observed ride.


Full Membership

Only fully paid up members of the IAM are permitted to become or remain Full Members of MBEAM.

Single Membership

The MBEAM Full membership fee is currently set at £12 per annum payable.

The 'Membership Year' runs from April each year.

Full Members joining MBEAM part way into the Membership Year' will pay a fee based on £1 per month until the following April.

All Full memberships are due for renewal on 22 April each year.

Standing orders are the norm for ALL full membership renewals (i.e. one payment in April each year to the value of the annual subscription fee).

Alternative methods of renewal payment (e.g. by cheque) are only permitted by the Group Committee in exceptional circumstances.

Joint Membership

The Group offers a 25% discount on annual full membership fees for spouses or partners who:

  1. live at the same address and
  2. use one account to pay by standing order

So, under the present arrangements, that makes the fee £18 for joint membership for people who meet the criteria instead of £24.

Persons with Joint Membership only receive one copy of Newsletter/ Notices etc. but are allowed individual voting rights and individual access to the website and group email lists, etc.

In situations where the spouse/ partner become Full Members at different times, Group Joint Memberships would only start from the April annual renewal date.