About ARB

The aim of the Club is to promote a safe and responsible approach to motorcycling and to encourage all members to improve their riding skills and knowledge within their individual capability.

The club will be independent and only affiliated to the MAG. (Affiliation to MAG facilitates Public Liability Insurance for our guidance activities, and other advantages for members).


Potential members are invited to join us for a social run or an individual ride assessment. This will enable you to sample what the club can offer you both socially and in terms of skill development.

New members will be encouraged to progress towards a level of advanced riding skill. While strongly encouraged, an external test is not mandatory unless a Member wishes to progress to Observer status. An external test can presently be taken through ‘BMF’, ‘Rospa’ or the ‘IAM’. We are also developing an Advanced Riding for Bikers, externally examined Advanced Test, which will be to at least the same standard, and at a lower cost.


Annual Membership is currently £25 per year. Having sampled our activities, new Members are expected to take up a program of guidance under the wing of an Observer, within the first month of joining. For most riders, achievement to the appropriate level typically takes between six and ten observed rides, and is therefore readily achievable within the first year. The cost for this is £75, and we offer the option to spread this over ten months by standing order at £7.50 per month. The funds accrued allow the club to make a contribution to the Observers’ fuel costs. There are no further costs to the new member within their first year.

Pillions and spouses will be able to join the club as ‘Friends’ with a membership subscription of £10 per year. Friends may attend club nights, socials and ride as a pillion but may not ride their own vehicles at club rides.

All full club members will have voting rights.


Our qualified observers will be maintaining their standards through both our internal observer training program and external examination.


The Club has many social functions and rides. Particular emphasis will be placed on events of interest to younger bikers such as track days. See the Events page in the website.

Members are able to take advantage of preferential discounts on a variety of products. This includes motorbike MOT’s at Richmond Garage, Hull for just £10 on production of your Advanced Riding for Bikers card.

Call us on 07506 109 260 for more details