Mary Berry tackles new challenge

Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry is the latest high-profile driver to take IAM RoadSmart’s Mature Driver Assessment.

Mary was presented with her certificate for completing the assessment by IAM RoadSmart chief executive officer Sarah Sillars at the Kop Hill Climb, a Buckinghamshire-based celebration of all things car and bike which raises tens of thousands of pounds for local charities.

Mary has been an IAM RoadSmart member since the 1950’s, when she took an early version of the current Advanced Driver Course.

IAM RoadSmart Mature Driver Ambassador, Paddy Hopkirk, winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally and internationally successful race and rally driver also attended the Kop Hill Climb.

Sarah said, ‘Mature drivers are statistically one of the safest age groups, but age-related changes can knock confidence. The assessment aims to give a mature driver the reassurance to continue driving happily into the future, while also ironing out any problem areas the assessor might spot.’

Paddy added, ‘I have taken the Mature Driver Assessment myself and the Advanced Driver Course twice. So it shows whatever your level of driving experience, everyone can benefit from a helping hand.’