Discounted Sessions On The Castle Coombe Skid Pan

BADAM has secured 12 places at the Castle Coombe Skid Pan on Sunday 25th November at 13:00. It’s a great way to improve your skills in a safe, instructor-led environment.  For information on the sessions visit

The normal price is £110 but we have negotiated the following discounted prices:

  • £79 – Any member who has passed their test in the last 12 months.
  • £89 – All other BADAM members.

To reserve a place, email  Places are strictly limited and £50 deposit is required before 20th October.

Announcement: New Chief Observer

The Badam Committee is delighted to announce that Ray Robbetts has agreed to become our Chief Observer. We are very grateful to Ray and would like to take this opportunity to offer him our full support.

Test Passes

Congratulations to the following members on their recent achievements:

IAM Test Passes

  • Andrew Dunn observed by Eddie Ruskin
  • Richard Ryder observed by Thomas Flynn

AGM and Annual Awards

On 13th March the group AGM was held.  The minutes of the meeting can be found in issue 171 of Advance magazine (available here).

Annual Awards

Helen Schofield, President, presents Peter Huntington with Trainee Observer of the Year award.
David Chambers receives the Vivian Robert Batstone Cup from Helen Schofield.
Helen Schofield presents the Group Special Award and the IAM certificate of Appreciation to Alison Long
Dave Gosling presents the Chairman’s Cup to Eddie Ruskin


Dave Gosling receives the IAMs Certificate of Appreciation from Helen Schofield