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Advanced Rider

Advanced Rider
  • Use your own motorcycle whilst you are out with one of our trained observers
  • Increase your confidence on the road
  • IAM RoadSmart membership once the course is completed
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Course overview

Why should you take it?

While you don’t need telling that riding a motorcycle is much more fun than driving a car, you’ll also be aware that there are certain precautions you need to take to ensure you stay safe in the saddle.

Our Advanced Rider Course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to stay safe on the road no matter what hazards may be lurking around the corner.

Our expert will teach you the advanced skills and techniques to make your motorcycling adventures even more exhilarating and enjoyable. (And you didn’t think that was possible!)

Better still, it might even lead to lower insurance premiums, which means the course could soon pay for itself.

What can you expect?

First, you’ll receive a welcome pack inviting you along to your nearest local IAM RoadSmart group where our friendly team will put you through your paces on the road.

One of our volunteer observers, who hold an accredited Institute of the Motor Industry qualification, will take you out on a number of rides on your own bike, as they follow along on theirs.

You can typically expect to go out with your observer between six to eight times, but the exact number of sessions will vary for each individual. Each session will include plenty of time to focus on specific skills such as control, observation, timing, optimum road positioning, ability to deal with unpredictable roads and other road users’ behaviour.

To make your experience even more engaging, you’ll be part of a group of like-minded riders and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to share your experiences and new-found knowledge with them.

When you’re ready, you’ll take the Advanced Riding Test. Once you’ve achieved this highly respected qualification, you’ll become a fully qualified IAM RoadSmart member.


Looking to gift this course to a friend or family member? 

You can also purchase our Advanced Rider Course as a gift voucher, perfect for those looking to take their riding skills to the next level.

Buy a gift voucher here.


For riders who want to be the best or if you're getting back on two wheels after a break

Expert tuition on your own bike

Learn skills that will compensate for the shortcomings of other road users

Possible insurance premium reductions

Meet fellow riding enthusiasts within your course group

Full IAM RoadSmart membership and our quarterly magazine

Regular tips and advice to keep your skills up-to-date


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You’ll be sent a welcome pack and a course manual

Meet your local group

Join your group and meet your observer at a convenient time and place

Demonstrate your skills to your trained riding expert

You’ll be observed in a series of rides

Receive full verbal and written personal feedback

At each stage you’ll get detailed feedback and guidance

Please note; Your allocated motorcycle Observer will use their own motorcycle when riding with you to deliver the Advanced Rider Course. Some groups request that a contribution is made to the fuel costs incurred by the Observer.