The group is run by volunteers with a committee voted for by the members at the AGM.


We are affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM RoadSmart). Our IAM Group number is 4119.


We are a registered charity. Our charity number is 1056973.


Group members will either be:

  • Associates - drivers/riders who are working towards obtaining their IAM Advanced Driving/Riding Certificate.

  • Members – drivers/riders who have obtained their IAM Advanced Driving/Riding Certificate.

  • Fellow - An enhanced membership tier that recognises and rewards your commitment to keeping your advanced skills up to date with a three year retest

  • Observers – IAM members who have been trained in helping others achieve full membership and are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry - IMI (www.theimi.org.uk)

  • As a club we have social evenings the third Tuesday of the month when an invited speaker will give a topical talk.

  • See members' section and newsletter sections

  • We also hold regular assessment evenings to enable the public to sample and experience aspects of Advance Driving and Riding.


Steve Oldridge



Janice Morritt


Roger Chapman

Newsletter Editor

I have been the editor since 1999 and enjoy the challenge, it allows me to meet other interested people and hone my skills on the computer and DSLR camera.

Terry Harland

Committee Member


I have been a car member since 1997, a motorcycle member for 7 years, a (now) retired  senior observer (cars) for 18 years and a committee member for 9 years  which  I

enjoy doing. Also helping with events and hope I have helped with road safety over the years

Janet Bate

Membership Secretary


I love driving. I took my advanced driving test in 1998 to increase my driving skills.

Over the last twenty years I have been an Observer, passing on my enthusiasm to Associates young and old, enjoying promoting a Skill for Life.

Geoff Mullen


I became a member of the Scarborough Group in 2006. I’ve been driving for 38 years and thought that it would be good to iron out any bad habits I had picked up. I recovered my joining fee in 9 months through increased MPG, and my average speed by 2 MPH, due to greater awareness of the road and traffic. My daily commute to York was more enjoyable due to my new found driving skills, which I still use every single day.

Mike Hawkins

Committee Member

Christine Roberts

Chief Observer


Phil Brown



I joined the group at it’s formation in 1982 and became an observer after passing my test. I was instrumental in forming the motorcycle section and was an observer on  bikes for a while.

Frank Smith

Committee Member

I enjoy driving and wanted to improve my road safety skills, I joined the group in 2009 having passed my advanced test I was then co-opted to the committee in 2014.

Advanced driving has given me more confidence and even more driving enjoyment. 

Steve Richards

Committee Member

Colin Godfrey MBE, CF


‘I’m honoured to join Scarborough IAM RoadSmart’s Committee. I’ve been riding motorcycles since 1967 and driving since 1974, including 11 years Emergency (Ambulance) Service driving both at home and abroad.

Membership of the IAM began in 1985 with the car assessment and I took the motorcycle test in 2010 then becoming a Local Observer (Car) in 2017  I remain committed to the drive to enhance the safety and skills of road users in this beautiful part of the world