How does it work?
It will take between three and six months to complete our Advanced Rider Course, which is taken on your own bike. Our trained observers will take you on a number of observed rides before you take the test.
Please note that we ask for a contribution to the fuel costs of your observer. This is currently £6 per session.
Each session lasts a couple of hours but can take longer as riders are a sociable bunch and they often stop for socialising and food. Your observer will focus on specific skills helping you to develop awareness of your bike, the road and your surroundings. You will be taught how to choose the right position on the road, ride at the appropriate speed, select the right gear and accelerate where appropriate. Once you’ve developed these skills you’ll be ready to prove them in the advanced test.
Let’s not deny it takes commitment to achieve, but you’ll be one of the most skilled riders on the road – less than 1% of riders hold an advanced or higher qualification.
What do I get for my money?
- IAM RoadSmart associate training material pack and logbook.
- Training with our volunteer observers.
- The chance to sit the IAM’s advanced test.
- One year’s national membership of the IAM.
- Three copies of the IAM’s magazine Advanced Driving.
- Associate membership of the Glasgow South group.
We offer a £20 rebate following successful completion of the IAM test to drivers and riders who are aged 25 or under when they join the group.
Ready to sign up?
If your ready to start your advanced driving journey, click the Buy Now button below. This will redirect you to the IAM Roadsmart website, where they will process your order. Once you have done this please get in touch so we can make arrangements to begin your training as soon as your application has been processed.
Want more information? Get in touch via the Contact page.