Group Events & Meetings

Group Meetings cancelled until further notice

Due to the current situation we have taken the decision
to cancel our group meetings until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience and we will keep you informed of any changes

IAM RoadSmart:

Following the significant change in Government advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19), IAM RoadSmart’s senior management team has met and agreed the following advice and guidance for groups, observers and examiners.

We appreciate that all groups are independent charities however the priority must be for IAM RoadSmart to contribute fully to efforts to minimise the spread of the virus nationwide and maintain the health and safety of all staff, members, associates, examiners and customers.

Therefore with immediate effect, groups are advised to:

  • Stop all observed runs for associates
  • Stop all meetings and social gatherings, including AGMs and recruitment activity

In addition, advanced driving and riding tests and assessments are suspended until further notice. All re-qualifications for Local and National Observers, Fellows and Masters are also suspended until further notice.

In light of these recommendations and actions, where an associate’s membership expires, we will extend it, at no additional cost, for up to a further six months to enable all associates to complete their coaching and take their test without disadvantage. We will not be providing refunds of course fees.

The latest guidance and advice can be found here on the NHS website

All evenings are for members and associates these will be held at:

Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road. Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EN

The doors open at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start.

We regularly hold a raffle and all meetings start with Tea and Coffee.

All meetings will be held in the small room.

We encourage associates to attend training evenings to enable them to be familiar with advanced driving techniques and skills, prior to, and alongside their observed drives.

It is also important for those of you who have already passed your advanced test attend, to further your skills as an advanced driver.

2020 Events

Group Night –
‘Training Night’
Presentation by Martins Watts – The next episode from the
Chris Gilbert DVD ‘Ultimate Driving Craft’ titled ‘Day’
Group Night –
‘Writing a Text Book with the Help of School Failures’
presented by Peter Inson
Group Night –
‘Training Night’ (Subject to be Confirmed)
Group Night –
‘Training Night’ (Subject to be Confirmed)
Group Night –
Followed by ‘Presentation by Ex Police Forensic Photographer
and West Bromwich Albion Official Photographer – Laurie Rampling
Group Night –
‘Training Night’ (Subject to be Confirmed)

Feel free to download the documents from previous group night presentations below