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Skills Days 2021


Motorcycle & Car Skills Days 2021 - Booking now closed

IAM RoadSmart Skills Days allow car drivers and motorcycle riders the chance to develop their driving or riding skills with qualified instructors, using racing circuits as a classroom.

Taking place at Thruxton in Hampshire, Mallory Park in Leicestershire and Croft in Darlington during the summer and autumn, the sessions are open to both IAM RoadSmart members and the general public – and allow attendees a rare chance to learn about handling and precision driving and riding on a racing circuit, and to develop new skills that will help ensure both safety and enjoyment on public roads.

Drivers and riders will either work one-to-one with an instructor, or as part of a small group, and will be given the opportunity to fully understand what their car or motorcycle is capable of. Read on to find out more.

“I had a great day. Everyone was helpful, always checking to ensure you were OK.
I learnt alot, grew my confidence and had a very enjoyable day”

 
 

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Motorcycle Skills Days
£149 per rider 

(Full day - registration opens at 07.45am)

Riders are split into three groups, according to experience. Each rider is in a small group (no more than four) under the close supervision of an instructor. The rider uses their own fully road-legal motorcycle and wears their own suitable safety clothing.

Car Skills Days
£135 per driver 

(Half day session - Morning 8.45am to 12.30pm, Afternoon 1.15pm to 4.45pm)

Drivers are coached on a 1-2-1 basis and will be matched to an instructor who is suitably matched to their experience and skill level. They will use their own cars throughout the session.

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“I had a blast doing it. The 20 mins theory, 20 mins track and 20 mins cool down worked perfectly”

 

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What will I learn?

For both car and motorcycle sessions we will cover:

Information – vision and lines, head up - eyes on main beam

Position and steering - how your vehicle position/steering affects your control

Speed - brake smoothly and progressively

Gear – be in a responsive gear for the circumstances

Acceleration – throttle control, plan to be on a positive throttle in bends

Full control - bringing it all together for the perfect controlled drive/ride

And understand your vehicle's full capability all with expert tuition in a fun, safe environment!

What sessions are available?

We are holding sessions at 3 different circuits on various dates this Summer. Pick the date and venue that suits you best:

Thruxton
12th July (Car) SOLD OUT 
13th July (Motorcycle) SOLD OUT
20th July (Ladies' Motorcycle Day) SOLD OUT
24th August (Motorcycle) SOLD OUT 
6th September (Car) SOLD OUT
7th September (Motorcycle) SOLD OUT
20th September (Motorcycle) SOLD OUT

Croft
29th June (Car) SOLD OUT
30th June (Motorcycle) SOLD OUT

Mallory Park
6th July (Motorcycle) SOLD OUT 

EXTRA DATE ADDED! 29th September (Motorcycle)

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“Completely brilliant day, so well organised and great value.
A gem of a day's biking.”

Photographs from Skills Day Plus

IAM RoadSmart hosted Skills Day Plus at Thruxton on the 23rd August 2021, where drivers took to the track with motorsport heroes from the BMW British Touring Car Team.

You can view and download photographs here:

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Bookings for Skills Days are not currently available online
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For more information or to book your place
call our Customer Care team on 0300 303 1134

 

 

     

    COVID-19 update:

    All our Skills Days circuits will be operating as COVID-19 secure businesses.
    We will comply with all relevant government guidance and circuit operating protocols as appropriate at the time the event is held

    WIN two adult BTCC Weekend Tickets for Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August

    Terms and Conditions below:

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    Motorcycle Sport and Leisure

    Editor of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, Mikko Nieminen, took part in one of our 2019 Motorcycle Skills Days.

    Evening Standard

    Journalist David Williams wrote about his Motorcycle Skills Day experience in the Evening Standard.

    Useful resources

    Before booking your place at an IAM RoadSmart Skills Day, you may find the following documents useful for further background on what is involved at each session. These documents will also be sent to you once you have confirmed your place.
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    Joining instructions:
    - Car Skills Day
    Motorcycle Skills Day

    Insurance letter:
    - For both session types