Penrith and Kendal Advanced Motorists can trace its origins back to 1964.

Beginning as the Cumberland and Westmorland Group based in Penrith, with affiliation to the IAM, the group has helped hundreds of people to develop their driving and motorcycling skills in this beautiful part of the country over the last 50 years.

In 2007 a second group was formed and was called Kendal and South Lakes Advanced Motorists. In recognition of this the original group changed its name to Penrith and North Lakes Advanced Motorists.

On 9th November 2015 the two groups merged to form a new and larger group with over 230 members. This new group serves all of central and south Cumbria and extends south into Lancashire as far as Lancaster.

We aim to promote better road safety by helping motorists to:

  • Improve their driving skills
  • Become a safer and more confident driver
  • Feel more in control of their vehicle
  • Help reduce road accidents
  • Make driving a more pleasant experience