Welcome to the start of an enjoyable experience. Whether you are getting back into riding, just passed your DAS test, upgrading to a larger bike, want to polish up on some skills or even learn new skills, advanced rider training improves riding standards, knowledge and skills.
Training takes place in and around the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. From here, we can head north, south, east or west picking up a variety of roads on which to train.
Your tutor is a holder of RoSPA’s National Diploma in Advanced Riding Instruction, one of the highest UK civilian riding instruction awards. You can be assured you are in safe hands.
On offer are the following as well as the DVSA’s Enhanced Rider Scheme, a government backed initiative.
From the DVSA’s website:
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enhanced rider scheme checks your motorcycle riding skills and provides training to help you improve. There is no test.
You can take the enhanced rider scheme if you’re a fully licensed motorcyclist and have passed your test.
The scheme is suitable if you:
- have just passed your test
- are returning to riding after a break
- are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle
- want to check your riding standard
But, drop me a line and a course can be tailored to suit you and your riding.
1-day Development – for those getting back into, changing up to a larger bike, or general confidence building in their riding:
- Meet and greet briefing – set expectations for the day
- Ride assessment and development plan
- Review specific areas for development
- Spend time on the road improving
- Further development planning as necessary
We shall meet at a mutually convenient location for a cup of tea or coffee to establish an understanding of your riding background and experience, expectations and areas for development along with a briefing for the rest of the day. This briefing takes around 30-45 minutes as we also discuss riding theory and safety aspects whilst out on the road.
The rest of the day is out on the road. Our training does not use radios; radios are unnecessary, allows you to focus on improving without distraction and builds confidence more quickly as you make riding decisions for yourself.
All areas of riding will be addressed, but cornering, positioning, observation, confidence, smooth progress, and safety are generally where skills need to be developed most.
The 1-day course builds confidence to cope with all types of roads and traffic conditions. At the end of the day, further training can be discussed if needed for specific areas of development.
Training is conducted on a ratio of 1:3 maximum (instructors:students).
2-day Development – as with the 1-day course, but with:
- More time to develop in specific areas;
- Greater variety of roads and traffic conditions;
- Time to review theory and introduce Roadcraft – the Motorcyle handbook used by the UK Police – book include in course price;
- Longer time in the saddle.
Can be organised to ride taking in roads in Wales, or down to the coast for example, spending a night in a B&B totally focused on riding skill development.
Minimum requirement of 2 people.
3-day Development – as with the 1 and 2 day courses:
- More time to review and understand the aspects of Roadcraft
- Can be organised as two night trip away, either in the UK or popping across into mainland Europe via the Chunnel.
Minimum requirement of 2 people.
Advanced rider training and test – typically 4 days plus a 1 day for the test
At the end of this course, you will be ready to take your RoSPA Advanced test. Many schools offer intensive training over a period of a single week. I prefer to offer this course over a period of one day a week over a minimum of 4 weeks. This allows students to practice what has been taught in between sessions, is less stressful and should allow for a thorough understanding of the Roadcraft book.
Please make contact to discuss this course so we can tailor it to suit your schedule.
Weather – can affect riding; if its raining, we get wet so wear appropriate clothing; likewise if its sunny and warm. If it is icy, snowing, or extreme conditions, then training may have to be postponed for safety’s sake.
Bike & gear – being an advanced riding course, participants are expected to have their own insured, taxed and MoT’d bike, as well as protective riding gear. None of this is supplied.
Discrimination – we accept and welcome all forms and makes of motorcycle as long as they are insured, taxed and MOT’d (if needed) and the rider has a full riding licence appropriate for the size of motorcycle.
All training is meant to be taken seriously, but we do intend to make it fun as well. If we don’t hear laughing, then we need to know why!
All courses can be provided on a one-to-one basis which will incur an increase in fees.
Click here for current course fees: PG Rider Training Courses Cost 2018
Don’t forget, this is Advanced Riding. Not CBT/DAS – you ride your own bike and wear your own riding gear.
“Keep up with your mates” – why? Ask yourself why you need to? What sort of bike do they have compared to yours?
And, if it rains, we get wet!
Important note: Any techniques described during training are for guidance only, and riders must be confident in their ability to perform them. No responsibility is accepted for any actions taken by riders, as they alone are deemed in control of their machines at all times.
PG Advanced Rider Training accepts payment either by bank transfer, or via PayPal invoicing.