Want to enjoy your driving more? IAM RoadSmart announces extra Skills Day at Thruxton circuit

Posted on 07/05/19 |

IAM RoadSmart has just announced an additional date for its highly rated Skills Days for car drivers – Wednesday 28 August at Thruxton Circuit.

The Skills Days are run by IAM RoadSmart’s team of in-house experts. And there are places left at only two car Skills Days and five bike Skills Days in 2019 – so don’t miss out!

Skills Days are the perfect way to learn about what you and your machine are capable of; exploring on a famous UK race track how to enjoy your driving or riding to the full, but in a safe controlled atmosphere.

They are open to anyone with a full car or motorcycle licence, and any road-legal car or motorbike – it doesn’t have to be a high performance one. You do not have to be an IAM RoadSmart member to take part.

Skills Days involve working either one-to-one in a car, or in a very small group on motorcycles with a dedicated instructor.

Drivers and riders taking part can expect to learn new techniques and gain greater understanding about the capability of their car or motorcycle. 

Expect to learn about your own capabilities and that of your car or bike; entry, apex and exit points, how they vary from road to circuit; where to brake, when and how much to brake, how it feels in an emergency; controlled, progressive, smooth cornering; and how to use the accelerator or throttle to add stability to the car or motorcycle when cornering.

Skills Days with places remaining are:

Motorcycle Days

Tuesday 25 June               Croft

Tuesday 16 July                Mallory Park (ladies’ day)

led by motorbike and sidecar racer Maria Costello MBE

Tuesday 27 August           Thruxton

Wednesday 11 September Mallory Park

Tuesday 17 September      Thruxton

Car Days

Wednesday 28 August       Thruxton (morning)

Monday 16th September    Thruxton

Mike Quinton, IAM RoadSmart Chief Executive Officer, said: “We will help you unlock the secrets of getting the best from your car or bike, how to handle your machine to the best of its capabilities, without risking yourself or people around you. Safe driving and riding can also be fun and our Skills Days are the key to that.”

Motorcycle days are £149 per rider (full day), car days are £135 a driver (half day).

For more information visit our dedicated web page on Skills Days here: https://www.iamroadsmart.com/skillsday or call our booking hotline on 0300 303 1134.

To watch our motorbike Skills Day video click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAIhjde-S-A;  for the car Skills Day video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfXoWBQbAvM

Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Dowling Photography


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IAM RoadSmart has a mission to make better drivers and riders in order to improve road safety, inspire confidence and make driving and riding enjoyable. It does this through a range of courses for all road users, from online assessments through to the advanced driving and riding tests. IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses operated by the UK’s largest road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and was formed in April 2016 combining the IAM, IAM Drive & Survive, PDS and IAM Driver Retraining Academy. The organisation has 92,000 members and campaigns on road safety on their behalf. At any one time there are over 7,000 drivers and riders actively engaged with IAM RoadSmart’s courses, from members of the public to company drivers, while our Driver Retraining Academy has helped 2,500 drivers to shorten their bans through education and support programmes.

To find out more about IAM RoadSmart commercial products and services visit the new website www.iamroadsmart.com/business                                              

To find out more about IAM RoadSmart’s Driver Retraining Academy visit www.iamdra.org.uk.

To find out the name of your own local IAM RoadSmart group please visit: https://wwwiamroadsmart.com/local-groups    


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