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.

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 around 180 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 around 180 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 RoadSmart Group List

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    Bolton and District Advanced Motorists

    For over 40 years Bolton and District Advanced Motorists has provided car, van and minibus drivers with one-to-one guidance to improve their driving technique and raise their driving standard to that required for the IAM Advanced Driving Test. Please note, we have a new meeting place. Read our community page under About us for full details.

    Contact Name: Lynn Jordan
    Email Address: boltoniam@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07766 651418

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    Borders

    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. We cover the Borders area for both advanced driving and riding courses. We provide support and skills development 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: Jimmy Wright
    Email Address: membership@bordersiam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07767 402959

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    Bournemouth & Wessex 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: Andrew Carr
    Email Address: membership@bwam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 01425 402419

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    Bournemouth and District

    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 Hodges
    Email Address: david.hodges53@ntlworld.com
    Phone Number: 01202 566050

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    Bristol 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: Brendan Molony
    Email Address: membership@bam-members.org.uk
    Phone Number: 0300 800 1258

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    Bristol 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: Martin Evans
    Email Address: secretary@iam-bristol.org.uk
    Phone Number: 0117 256 5555

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    Bucks Advanced Riders and Drivers (BARDs)

    We are a registered charity affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists and we passionately believe that our roads can be made safer by improving the skills and understanding of the people who use them.

    Contact Name: Michael Coughtrey
    Email Address: bards.enquiries@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07756 092157

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    Bury & Rochdale Advanced Motorists

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the integration of the Bury and Rochdale Group of Advanced Motorists. Both car and bike sections will be merged, adding to Bury a much needed bike section. We are just one of over 200 groups across the country run as independent charities affiliated to Institute of Advanced Motorists.

    Contact Name: Michael Gillett
    Email Address: enquiries@bramgroup.co.uk
    Phone Number: 07836758872

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    Cambridge 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: Graham Maile
    Email Address: camsecretary@cambsiam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07731 839384

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    Cambridge 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: Jon Holland
    Email Address: secretary@camiam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07899 786911

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