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New date added for Thruxton

Wednesday 28th August (morning) for cars. 

Book now on 0300 303 1134


Motorcycle Days, £149 per rider (full day)


Tuesday 28th May – Thruxton SOLD OUT



Tuesday 18th June – Thruxton SOLD OUT

Tuesday 25th June – Croft



Tuesday 9th July – Thruxton SOLD OUT

Tuesday 16th July – Mallory Park (ladies day) SOLD OUT



Tuesday 27th August – Thruxton SOLD OUT



Tuesday 3rd September – Thruxton **Please note date change**

Wednesday 11th September – Mallory Park


Car Days, £135 per driver with own car (half day)


Wednesday 12th June – Mallory Park SOLD OUT


Wednesday 28th August – Thruxton (morning)

Monday 2nd September - Thruxton **Please note date change**


"I have just completed the IAM rider skills day at Thruxton, what a fabulous day !!!!!  Even though half the day was wet the training was done with no pressure and you could practice at your own pace, you were never encouraged to travel outside your comfort zone but being on a track the training allowed you to push your bike and yourself further than you normally do and thoroughly enjoy doing it."

Booking lines now open, please call 0300 303 1134

A few photos from one of our Ladies Skills Day at Thruxton

We welcome all types of vehicles and drivers to our skills days

Please read these cancellation and changes terms and conditions before booking your place.

Cancelling your attendance at any booked event or requests to transfer to an alternative date will not be allowed within 21 days of the event.  No requests for refund will be given within this same period. (Exceptional circumstances will be considered and an admin fee of £35 will be incurred for any refund made) 

In case of cancellation of the event by circuit owners due to unforeseen circumstances, for example weather conditions, it will be our intention to seek an alternative date, whilst this may not be acceptable by all this is the policy of our current circuit owners.  

What are Skills days? 

IAM RoadSmart Skills Days offer opportunities to learn enhanced driving or riding road skills either in your own car or on your motorcycle. These Skills Days should not be confused with a Track Day.  You will work either 1-2-1 in a car, or in a very small group on motorcycles with a dedicated instructor. The event is carefully structured to develop skills in a modular way and most attendees end the day with a much greater understanding of their machine and themselves as riders or drivers.

Why use circuits? 

Circuits offer a controlled environment without many of the usual hazards faced on our roads. This environment enables the participants to concentrate fully on the skills being taught, with the opportunity to try new techniques. Repeating laps means that new skills can be practiced and developed through the day.


What car or bike do I ride? 

You drive your own car or ride your own motorcycle as the content of the day enables you to develop your personal skills.  You will really learn both your capabilities and those of your car or motorcycle.

Please note:  Skills Days are for fully road legal cars or motorcycles only.  No racing cars or track day motorcycles are permitted.  Motorcycles must be fitted with registration plates, mirrors and indicators.  A motorcycle with a ‘Daytime MOT’ is not suitable for these events.

Insurance:  IAM Surety are able to offer insurance cover for an IAM RoadSmart Skills Day as an extension to your policy with them.  Always check your insurance cover with your own insurance company.


Who is it for? 

The days are for anyone who wants to improve their driving or riding skills whilst also having some fun. No prior experience is required - we have had classic cars, family runabouts and all manner of new and classic motorcycles attend our days. Members and non-members are welcome.   

How do I know which group to ride my motorcycle in on the circuit? 

We split motorcyclists into groups where you will be matched with people of a similar experience to you.  You will not find yourself compromised by others on faster machines and feel pressured to go faster.  You are allowed to develop at your own pace.

Motorcycle - A group

Meant for those who have completed Skills Days before
Have circuit experience and are confident in that environment
Have undertaken other rider training in a similar environment

Motorcycle - B group

Consider themselves as an improver
Already have some circuit experience
Are ready to develop further

Motorcycle - C group

First or second time on a skills day
Wanting to improve their skills and gain confidence
Don’t want to be pressured by faster riders


What happens in my car on the circuit?

You will have a dedicated instructor sat alongside you throughout your time on the circuit.  You will spend time out on circuit then debrief those laps before going out again.

What will I learn?

  • A huge amount about the capabilities of both yourself and your car or motorcycle!
  • Entry, apex and exit points, how they vary from road to circuit, how we use them and where we should position for view, stability and progress.
  • Where to brake, when and how much to brake, how it feels in an emergency.  Most people have never used their brakes to their full potential – you will on a Skills Day!
  • Controlled, progressive, smooth cornering.
  • Gear selection and how to decide which is the most appropriate gear for the circumstances.
  • How to use the accelerator or throttle to add stability to the car or motorcycle when cornering.
  • We recommend motorcyclists read the Full Control document prior to attending a skills day.