IAM RoadSmart Solent

Enjoying a smarter ride

About Us

We are an IAM RoadSmart affiliated road safety group offering advanced motorcycle training in Hampshire, east Dorset, south Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight, and West Sussex.

We have local training teams based in and around The New Forest, Southampton and Eastleigh, Fareham and Gosport, Winchester, Andover and Portsmouth and as far south as the Isle of Wight . Our main aim is to promote safer riding and to equip riders with motorcycling skills for life.

We are a busy club that offers its members a wide range of activities including ride-outs or group events every Sunday throughout the year and a Club Night on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

We offer FREE Assessed Rides at our popular SolentSunday, held on the first Sunday of each month, March to November. You’ll receive some hints and tips from a qualified Observer. Did we mention this was for free?

Whether you ride a sports bike, tourer, cruiser or scooter, Ducati, Honda, Triumph or Harley, you will be made very welcome amongst like-minded bikers.

Fewer than 1% of riders take post-test training

Fewer than 1% of riders take post-test training

Be part of the One Percent.

These people have:

Advanced: Andy Travis F1RST

Advanced: Barry Webb F1RST

Advanced: Chris Gibbon

Solent Advanced: Steve Luckett

Masters: Mark Sabin

Masters: Martin Dartmouth (with Distinction)

National Observer: Martin Dartmouth

Advanced: Neil Cook

Solent Advanced: Lukasz Debowski F1RST

National Observer: Nick Benson

Advanced: Andy Rawson F1RST

Masters: Ian Cotgrave (Distinction)

Three Steps to Success

Come for a FREE taster session

Come for a FREE taster session

We offer Free Assessed Rides at SolentSunday, the 1st Sunday of each month, March to November.

Out of season? Just contact us, and we’ll arrange a free taster ride.

Then join IAM RoadSmart and quote group Solent 2211.

Ride one-to-one with your Observer

Ride one-to-one with your Observer

Once you’ve signed up, ride with the same Observer every time, who will help you through the course.

Get regular feedback between your own practice rides.

Prove Yourself

Prove Yourself

When you and your observer think you’re up to scratch, you’ll put yourself forward for a Test ride with an independent examiner.

Don’t worry, they’re like-minded bikers and want you to pass!