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09/05/2013 at 10:26 AM #10041
This course is aimed at newly qualified riders who have passed their DSA Practical Riding test (Modules 1 and 2) and are looking to improve their riding.
It covers the requirements of the DSA’s Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) and so attendees will be awarded a “Certificate of Riding Competence” which will entitle them to an insurance discount with participating insurance companies.
However, the course goes much further than ERS and introduces riders to the concepts and techniques followed by Advanced Riders in accordance with “Motorcycle Roadcraft, the Police Rider’s Handbook to Better Motorcycling”. Attendees will be given a copy of the Roadcraft book at the start of the course.
Who is it suitable for?
The course is suitable for anyone holding a full UK motorcycle licence (Category A or A2 from Jan 2013). The course is also suitable for riders who took their tests under the restricted licence route and who are restricted to machines of 33bhp.
The course is not suitable for riders who have only completed their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT).
What does the course cover?
The course covers the following topics:
1. Characteristics of a good rider
2. What is “Advanced Riding” and how does it differ from “normal riding”?
3. The System of Motorcycle Control
4. Effective Observation
5. Anticipation and Planning
7. Cornering – including Counter-Steering and the Vanishing Point
9. Filtering and Making Progress
10. Dual Carriageways and Motorways
11. Riding in Adverse Weather and at Night
12. Carrying Pillions
13. Group Riding
14. Touring and Riding Abroad
15. Incident Management – what to do when it all goes wrong
16. Practical Riding – putting it into action
What knowledge is assumed?
It is assumed that attendees have completed and can recall elements from their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and Module-1 practical test in particular:
• Clothing and Rider Protection
• Basic Machine Checks (i.e. Roadworthiness checks)
• Controls and Instruments
• Manual Handling and Use of Stands
• Slow Speed Manoeuvring
• Braking Techniques
Session 1 – 2.5 hours, classroom based, evening 6.30-9pm, max 8 trainees
Session 2 – 2.5 hours, classroom based, evening 6.30-9pm, max 8 trainees
Session 3 – 6 hours, road based, 9am – 3pm, max 4 trainees
The cost for this course is £299, which includes all training materials and a free copy of “Motorcycle Roadcraft, the Police Rider’s Handbook to Better Motorcycling”.
Trainees completing the course will also receive an individual written post-ride report outlining how they are currently applying the principles of Advanced Riding and how they can further improve AND a DSA Enhanced Rider Scheme “Certificate of Riding Competence” which entitles them to an insurance discount with participating companies.
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