Come and meet the IAM RoadSmart team and enjoy an introduction to our advanced riding course.
If you ride a motorcycle you already appreciate the sense of freedom it gives you, the mental discipline it takes, the buddies you make, and the thrill of being on one of the coolest machines on the planet. But if you love riding, you also know its risks. It’s one reason why we developed our Advanced Rider Course, an advanced motorcycling course delivered by our trained volunteers that gives you greater confidence and a feeling of safety when you ride.
Whether you’re a born-again biker returning to riding or you love riding and want to be the best rider you can be, this course is for you. It will take between three and six months to complete our Advanced Rider Course, using your own bike with a local group close to you. Courses differ slightly in the way they’re delivered, so check your local group to find out exactly how they do it. But all our groups include trained volunteers who’ll take you on a number of observed rides before you take the test. Some of our groups may also ask for a contribution to the fuel costs of your observer. This varies and not all request a charge. The contribution may vary from £5 to £20 per session. Each session lasts a couple of hours but can take longer as riders are a sociable bunch. Your trainer will focus on specific skills helping you to develop awareness of your bike, the road and your surroundings. You will be taught how to choose the right position on the road, ride at the appropriate speed, select the right gear and accelerate where appropriate. Once you’ve developed these skills you’ll be ready to prove them in the advanced test. It will take commitment, but then you’ll be one of the most skilled riders on the road – less than 1% of riders hold an advanced qualification.
See us at Motorcycle Live or visit www.iamroadsmart.com for more information.