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 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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    Forth Valley Group

    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: Mark Elder
    Email Address: membership@forthvalleyiam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07973 217256

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    Glasgow North

    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: Moray Finlay
    Email Address: secretary@iamglasgow.org
    Phone Number: 07393 074157

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    Glasgow South

    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. Training in our car section is provided on a one-to-one basis throughout the year, while our motorcycle section meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from spring to autumn. We also run a varied programme of indoor meetings and other social activities. Please get in touch or visit our website to find out more about our group.

    Contact Name: Steve Bearne
    Email Address: contact@iam-gs.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07470 559412

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    Gloucestershire 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: Susan McClung
    Email Address: membership@glosiam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07712 302509

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    Gordon

    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: Peter Kellas
    Email Address: secretarygordonam@btinternet.com
    Phone Number: 01467 268905

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    Guildford 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: Maria Young
    Email Address: membership@guildford-iam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07706 930315

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    Gwent

    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: Steve Bendell
    Email Address: bendellsteve@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07870 929 014

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    Harrogate 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: Paul Dresser
    Email Address: pjd0568@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07778 856566

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    Herefordshire Advanced Drivers

    We are a Road Safety charity in Herefordshire, committed to helping motorists of all ages advance their driving skills. Our events focus on developing awareness, confidence and self-control by encouraging you to become a thinking driver. During every session, you will be brought up to date with the latest regulations, learn tips and techniques to help you cope with today's bigger, faster traffic, throughout the county. Then, you will have the opportunity to put those into practice in your own car, guided by one of our friendly, experienced observers is a first step towards becoming a better, safer driver.

    Contact Name: Stella Boyd-Carpenter
    Email Address: group-contact@advanced-drivers.org.uk
    Phone Number: 01432 840835

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    Herts & Beds 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: Chris Price
    Email Address: memsec.hbam@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07802232776

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