Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists

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Welcome to the Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists website

Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists

Ideal present for Relatives or Friends 25 and under, who are Drivers or Riders, with our £50 rebate scheme on completion of a Skill for Life Driving or Riding Course with:

To qualify you must be a resident in the Dyfed Powys Police Authority Area, have held a Car or Motorcycle licence for 3 months or more.

Normal price for the full course is £149, reduced to £135 as a Christmas offer and on completion a cashback of £50, reducing the cost to £85.

This special offer is due to a Grant received from the Dyfed Powys PCC Crime Fund and is offered to the first 50 Riders or Drivers. 

Membership: 0300 3031134

                         LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN RUN.

Carmarthen & West Wales Advanced Motorists member Mr. Johnny Thomas, aged 80 and lives in Nantgaredig near Carmarthen, completed his 52nd. London to Brighton run in 2016. His first run was in 1964.
2016 was also the year that his son Christopher Thomas completed his 17th. London to Brighton Run. Father Johnny drove his 1904 Darracq and son Christopher their 1904 Alldays.
In total, with Johnny's wife, Christopher's wife and their two children, all as passengers in the two cars, there were three generations of the Thomas family taking part. The weather was good and both cars arrived in Brighton without any problems.
Johnny, who passed his IAM in the year 2000, has owned many veteran cars during his life. He is a past President of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain and has also held the office of  High Sheriff of Dyfed.

Training for the IAM Advanced Driving Test is via a series of "observed drives" with one of the group's qualified observers. Although there is no set number of sessions, most associates (trainees) require an average of six before applying for the test. Normally these are with the same observer and at mutually convenient times, although additional sessions can be arranged on a Sunday morning at Carmarthen if the associate wishes to do so. Although every driver is different and presents different skills and weaknesses, we try to offer a structured course tailored to the individual needs of the associate. Within reason, there is no limit to the number of drives offered, and we will support associates right up until the actual test.

All our observers have been trained and tested in accordance with the IAM's guidelines and should offer a uniform approach to making preparation for the test as enjoyable as possible.

PCC Funding for Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists

Carmarthen and West Wales group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists have been fortunate in securing a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioners Fund for a total sum of £4000.

This will enable us a Group to offer a £50 refund to any driver or rider under the age of 25, who enrol on the Advanced Driving/Riding Course. There are 50 Driver or Rider packages available and Driver or Rider’s under the age of 25 will be eligible, as long as they have passed their Driving/ Riding Test for at least 3 months. For Motorcyclists an A2 licence is also acceptable.

Normally the course costs £149 and the £50 refund will be payable on completion of the course.

All applicants must reside within the Dyfed Powys Police area.

Please contact [email protected] for Car courses and [email protected] for Bike courses

Website Address is

Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists would like to thank PCSO Arwyn Rees based in Ammanford for his help and advice in securing the funding to offer subsidised Car/Motorcycle Advanced courses to those under 25 in the Dyfed Powys Police Area.

Carmarthen and West Wales Advanced Motorists would also like to thank the PCC for this funding as it will help us offer subsidised courses. This may develop peer pressure among young motorists/riders to achieve advanced road skills – and help reduce the Dyfed-Powys collision rate.

Recent activities

Visit to the Morgan car factory

Contact us by phone on 07944 616648 or enter your details on our contact us page.


Listed are some activities in our area that might interest you. Some of us will be at all or some of the events.

If we are at an event with our mobile display, please consider joining us for a while, you will be made most welcome and you may wish to help at the display, even if only for a short time. Failing that, just come and say hello.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2016

Towy Valley Vintage Show

Pontargothi Showground

A40 toward Carmarthen Carmarthen, just after Nantgaredig

We will be on site.

An excellent show, with all sorts of vehicles and stalls etc.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July 2016

Llandovery Motorbike Weekend

Main car park, town centre, Llandovery

We will be on site.

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2016

Wales Classic & Vintage Show

Carmarthen Showground, St. Clears Road, Carmarthen

We will be on site.

Sunday 4th September 2016

Motorcycle Awareness Day

Owl’s Nest, Llandovery

Old Garden Centre, Llangadog Road, from Town Centre.