IAM RoadSmart has announced that observed rides can resume from Monday 15th June, in England.

This decision has been taken in line with the recent government announcement that non-essential shops can re-open from this date in England and their view is that this opens the way for non-essential trips.

MBEAM will be following this advice and observed rides will be offered first to those associates who have already started their coaching or who have purchased the course and been allocated to our group.

Group rides have also resumed from Monday 1st June, in England with the relaxation of government rules, such that six people are allowed to meet outdoors, so long as social distancing is observed.

Advanced Motorcycle tests will resume from Monday 6th July, in England.

In preparation for a return to observed rides, all group members, Observers and Examiners are requested to: 

  • Familiarise themselves with the COVID-19 Restart Observer Guidance – Motorcycle June 2020 and the COVID-19 Restart Examiner Guidance – Motorcycle June 2020, both published on the group dashboard in Running a group,  Observer resources and Examiner resources in the forms and documents section.
  • Take the opportunity, in line with current social distance advice to undertake one on one refresh rides and cross-checking of skills to ensure all observers are confident to resume observed rides from 15 June. Observers must continue to operate to IMI standards. The LOP and NOP forms on the group dashboard provide a helpful guide.
  • Take the opportunity to review regular routes and ensure social distancing rules can be maintained at all times, in line with IAM RoadSmart’s COVID-19 Restart guidelines.
  • Take the opportunity to find out when and how your associates would like to return to their observed rides.

These arrangements are based on the latest government guidance for England. Some Observers, Examiners or associates will have their own personal reasons for remaining inactive at this time. If any party has concerns, an observed ride or test must not be carried out.

Further updates can be found on the IAM website



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