Skills Days

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

The sessions are open to both IAM RoadSmart members and the general public, allowing attendees a rare chance to learn precision driving and riding techniques on a racing circuit, and to develop new skills that they can use when back 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 truly capable of. 

Skills Days Locations



Skills Day - Audi on Track 3

Essential Documents...

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. The documents applicable to your Skills Day will also be sent to you once you have confirmed your place. Full Control is for motorcyclists and is a useful pre read prior to your Motorcycle Skills Day.


Upcoming Skills Days for 2022...


Tuesday 12th April – Mallory Park - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT
Monday 25th April – Thruxton – Car - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 26th April – Thruxton - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT


Monday 16th May – Thruxton - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 31st May -Thruxton - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT


Monday 13th June - Thruxton – Car
Tuesday 14th June – Thruxton – Motorcycle - SOLD OUT
Wednesday 29th June – Croft – Car
Thursday 30th June – Croft - Motorcycle- SOLD OUT


Tuesday 5th July – Mallory Park - Motorcycle - Ladies Day
Monday 11th July – Thruxton – Car
Tuesday 12th July – Thruxton - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT


Monday 8th August – Blyton Park - Motorcycle
                                     ^ New Circuit for 2022!


Monday 5th September – Thruxton – Car
Tuesday 6th September – Thruxton – Motorcycle - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 20th September – Mallory Park - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT
Monday 26th September – Thruxton - Motorcycle - SOLD OUT

All 2022 Skills Days have now taken place.

Thanks to all those who came along!


Car Skills Days

Session duration: Half day

Session times: AM: 08:45 – 12:30

PM: 13:15 – 16:45

What to expect: You’ll be coached on a one-to-one basis, having been paired with an instructor who is suitably matched to your own experience and skill level. You’ll use your own car throughout the session.


Motorcycle Skills Days

Session duration: Full day

Session times: Registration opens at 07:45

What to expect: You’ll be put into a small group (no more than four) under the close supervision of an instructor. You’ll use your own road-legal motorcycle and wear your own safety clothing.


What will I learn?

For both the car and motorcycle sessions, our expert trainers will teach you the following skills and principles:


How to correctly use vision and lines in all conditions.


How your positioning and steering affects control.


How to use speed and braking effectively.


How to select a responsive gear for the conditions.


How to use perfect throttle control for bends.

Full Control

Bringing it all together for the perfect ride/drive.

Full Capabilities

How to get the most out of your vehicle.




"A great opportunity to experience your vehicle at higher speeds than you can on the open roads. Great instruction on safe driving."

★★★★★ - Peter B.

"I attended the IAM Roadsmart skills day at Thruxton and it was probably the best day's training that I have ever done."

★★★★★ - Chris W.

"Extremely well planned, quality instruction and an experience I feel any advanced rider would benefit from. I learnt a lot!"

★★★★★ - Alison C.

Additional resources...



    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.

    *Cancelling your attendance at the event or requests to transfer to an alternative date will not be allowed within 21 working days of the event.  No requests for refund will be given within this same period. (Exceptional circumstances will be considered). Any refunds approved will incur an admin fee of £35.

    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.