We make better drivers and riders

Our local group network

Support for Associate Members preparing for the advanced test is provided by a national network of around 180 local IAM RoadSmart groups. These groups, all run by volunteers, represent a unique resource with unparalleled experience and expertise.

They also enable members to share ideas and contribute to IAM RoadSmart's important work in developing and promoting innovative road safety strategies. You'll meet and enjoy the company of fellow driving and motorcycling enthusiasts. IAM members who have lost touch with their local group will be warmly welcomed back and may be encouraged to become an observer or group official.

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Why join a local group?

As an IAM member you can get more involved in helping others become better drivers and riders, by being an active member of your local group. IAM RoadSmart has more than 200 groups across the UK, allowing members to meet like-minded people, share ideas and develop their skills. They are great fun, thanks to social events such as Sunday rides into the countryside, group skidpan courses, treasure hunts or track days, as well as exclusive visits such as a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a motorway control centre.

You can also use your advanced skills to become an Observer or Volunteer.

IAM RoadSmart couldn’t exist without the help of thousands of dedicated members who give their time to help others improve their skills. Having enjoyed the experience of learning with IAM RoadSmart, they want to make a difference and help others follow in their wheel-tracks. Our active volunteers are the lifeblood of IAM RoadSmart, and there are lots of ways you can get involved, such as helping out with local group activities or becoming an Observer.

Our local groups – there are more than 200 across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – organise events to raise awareness of driving skills as well as social activities, such as organised rides for members. Active volunteers are always needed, and no special skills are required. What you will get back depends on what you put in but at a minimum, you can expect to feel like you are making a worthwhile contribution to a vitally important cause.

 

Find your local group

To search for your local IAM RoadSmart group please enter the first part of your postcode (e.g. BN4, TW23)

 

Full IAM Group List

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    Aberdeen Advanced Motorists

    The AAM is a group run by a Committee of Volunteers with a number of others helping with the observing of our associates. The committee currently exists of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer along with several co-opted members who oversee our social media content, newsletter delivery, social events co-ordination, observing and associate training.

    Contact Name: Neil Warden
    Email Address: info@aberdeenadvancedmotorists.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07340731367

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    Advanced Driving Group - St. Helens and District

    Affiliated to IAM RoadSmart, we are a friendly Group with skilled, knowledgeable drivers who are keen to help all those wishing to improve their driving skills (our first-time Pass rate is established at over 90%). We also enjoy getting together for social activities. We offer the Advanced Driver Course three times per year, starting in January, May and September. Our courses are run from the ibis hotel, Haydock, St. Helens, WA11 0GR - next to the East Lancs Road (A580) and 1 mile from J23 of the M6

    Contact Name: Kay Heppenstall
    Email Address: contact@shgam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07849 674939 (after 6pm)

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    Altrincham Advanced Motorists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Dennis Poyner
    Email Address: secretary-altrinchamadvancedmotorists@virginmedia.com
    Phone Number: 0161 973 9002

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    Ayr Advanced Motorcyclists Group

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your riding advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Peter Stewart
    Email Address: info@adamg.club
    Phone Number: 07729 931961

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    Banff & Buchan

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Jane W.D. Ironside
    Email Address: drivingbanffbuchan@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 01346 541473

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    Barnsley

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: John Craig
    Email Address: secretary@iam-barnsley.org.uk
    Phone Number: 01226 206006

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    Basingstoke

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: David Last
    Email Address: membership@iambasingstoke.org.uk
    Phone Number: 0800 2982 610

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    Belfast Advanced Motorists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Ivan McStea
    Email Address: belfastiam@hotmail.co.uk
    Phone Number: 08453 700144

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    Birmingham Advanced Motorcyclists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Gary Rootham
    Email Address: gpr@blueyonder.co.uk
    Phone Number: 07504 506514

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    Birmingham Advanced Motorists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Grahame Sherriff
    Email Address: bamcartreasurer@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07444 469225

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