"An experienced rider is
not necessarily a skilful rider, since experience alone does not ensure the
development of skills fundamental to safe riding"
There is no legal requirement for
additional training after passing your motorcycle test. Unfortunately this
means you could ride for 50 years and never improve on your standard from
the day you passed your test. The reality of preparing for and passing the
motorcycle test is that you learn only what is necessary to pass the
If we recognise that we are not perfect
riders and often make mistakes, then we are nearer to taking the positive
steps needed towards safer riding. Many riders take advanced training, some
also opt to take the IAM
test. These riders wish to improve their
motorcycling skills and take responsibility for their riding attitude.
Statistics show that people who take and
pass IAM tests have a 50 per cent lower accident rate than others and a
conviction rate for traffic offences 5 times lower. These statistics reflect
the fact that most "accidents" are in fact driver error.
can also benefit from cheaper insurance. Our advanced
training can be for personal skills development or in preparation for the
For many years
there was only one group of riders who received any advanced
training, and that was the police motorcyclist. We offer civilian riders the training given to probably the best
riders in the world. There is no comparison to this. Taught by
professional riders in a professional way giving a professional result; safety for life. We use the bible of the police rider, "Motorcycle Roadcraft", for the
basis of our advanced training.
PRIDE is about safety and whilst theory is
an inevitable part of any training, every effort is made to keep it to the
absolute minimum. Our advanced instruction includes machine set up, machine
handling, positioning for safety, positioning for view, collision avoidance
and cornering techniques.
We have developed a curriculum based on world wide research into
motorcycle training and have produced a package based upon the police
system of riding adapted to take into account the modern design of the
motorcycle, changes in technology and changing traffic conditions.
"The trained rider will not only ride safer
faster, but will enjoy their motorcycle at a higher level"
Advanced training is priced per
hour, suggested minimum 3 hours.