An Observed Ride is the cornerstone of your Advanced training.
Associates enjoy Observed Rides from the two regular group meetings held each month at Banstead and Tatsfield.
LAM is different from other Advanced Riding groups in that we do not allocate one Observer to work exclusively with you until you pass your test. Our policy is to expose you to a variety of different Observers, each with their own approach and style, where you can benefit from their wide range of riding knowledge and experience.
At the twice-monthly group meetings, it's pot luck which Observer will be assigned to you. Observer numbers are limited and to avoid no-shows and wasting valuable Observer resources, please sign up in Tracker.
If all the Observers are taken, we aim to run an AOR for high-scoring Associates, led by an Observer or Full Member, so you'll always get a ride.
To ensure you receive the best quality training possible, we aim to deliver a 1:1 OR at group meetings. However, there may be rare occasions when Observer numbers are insufficient and you have to double-up with another Associate. If this happens, you'll be matched as close as possible with someone of a similar standard.
You can book a 1:1 OR outside of Group Meetings from the shop. However, we are a social club and encourage everyone to prioritise attending group meetings. Appointment-only OR's are designed for those people who can't attend.
Please ensure you've done sufficient practice miles and worked on the training points identified in your previous OR. Observer resources are limited and we do not want Associates using OR's as their practice rides!
Your ride will be written up in Tracker for you to review and remind yourself of the key training points your Observer identified for you to practice.
It is recommended that you do at least 150-200 practice miles between each OR. Commuting miles don't count!