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Welcome to the
Scarborough & District Group
of IAM RoadSmart

Formally The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

The group is for both drivers and riders
and serves Scarborough and all surrounding areas.

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An Introduction To The Group

Whether you are a newly qualified driver/rider or have many years experience would you like to improve your driving/riding skills, be safer on the road and reduce your chances of having an accident? Maybe you would like your driving/riding to be more relaxed and enjoyable so that you can confidently handle the variety of situations that you come across?

IAM RoadSmart promotes road safety by providing Advanced Driver and Advanced Rider courses by offering an Associate Membership Scheme whereby Associate Members receive guidance to enable them to become a better driver/rider. By the end of their course the Associate should be able to take, and pass, the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driving/Riding Test.

The Scarborough & District Group always welcomes new members, we encourage participation from young and old at all levels of experience. We recognise that greater skills in driving and riding lead to more enjoyment as well as increased safety.

We also have a social side and have regular meetings at The Street which is in William Street Car Park in Scarborough. The Motorcycle Section also have regular meetings in Scarborough and a full programme of ride–outs.

If you are interested in improving your driving or riding skills, then please explore the website to find out how we can help.

We wish you happy and safe motoring and motorcycling.

Whatever your standard of driving or riding
you will benefit from our one to one courses.


A Message From Dick Brew Regarding SAMS

As many of you will recall, I stated at last year’s Scarborough IAM Group AGM that I would be stepping down as SAMS Coordinator, with effect of the 2016 AGM. Over the past year I have tried to find a replacement volunteer to take up the position, but unfortunately, no one has been able to commit to the task so it is with great sadness that I must inform you that SAMS is no more.
SAMS ran for approximately 3 years, and in that time we achieved a great deal. The many Ride–Outs gave us all the opportunity to refresh our riding skills whilst riding with our peers, and the various social events allowed us to enjoy each others company and the usual biker banter. Most importantly of all, we promoted advanced riding in our area, which of course is what we are all about.
You will be pleased to know that although SAMS is no more, advanced rider training within the Scarborough area will continue, with our small band of dedicated Observers giving their all, as they always have done. Their efforts and commitment are greatly appreciated, and if you would like to join them, simply e–mail me.
The basic structure of SAMS will remain archived on my computer, should anyone wish to resurect the Club; I would be more than happy to help and advise.
This just leaves me to thank you all for your support and company; keep encouraging your biker friends to take up further rider training, and keep it shinny side up!


This Is A Scam !!!

On Monday 1st August in the Ryedale area a couple were flagged down whilst in their vehicle by a young Asian male, when they spoke with him he stated he had run out of petrol and had no money to buy any, he offered his gold ring in exhange. This is a scam, if you are approached/flagged down please contact North Yorkshire Police 101 giving all details especially the car registration number.


IAM Surety Insurance And Mobile Phones !!!

If you take advantage of the special insurance deal offered to IAM RoadSmart members by Surety Insurance then don't be caught using a mobile phone. More information on the Miscellaneous Page.


For Bikers – Dick And Ruth Brew In Spain

Dick Brew during his motorbike tour of Spain

Dick Brew and his wife Ruth took a biking tour of Picos de Europa and relate their exploits travelling across Spain, France and Belgium. Read about it on the Miscellaneous Page.


Are There Any Budding Webmasters Out There?

It has been a pleasure keeping this website updated and in good running order for the past few years but as I will shortly be leaving Scarborough I would like to think that that the website would continue under someone else who could bring a fresh approach with new ideas. If anyone would like to continue the operation of the website I would be happy to offer as much help as possible with the changeover. You can contact me by e-mail at
Martyn Naylor