The Ride School sessions take place early in the year. This year it is scheduled for the first 3 Sundays in March. The 4th, 11th and 18th 2018. Ride School dates are also shown on the calendar page.
These classroom sessions are highly informative, covering all the main topics- cornering, overtaking, filtering, progress etc. They are great fun and you gain alot from the interactive sessions and questions and answers that others have. It’s often great comfort to know that others are suffering the same problems that you have!
Note: If you cannot make every single Ride School session, don't worry as you can ask for help in any area you are not sure of.
Ride School is held at the start of the biking season. With this in mind it is a really useful tool to assist your practical riding. This is the theory behind riding and is invaluable to all who attend.
Introduction and the Police “System” of motorcycle controlEver had to react to a situation suddenly? You'll learn the details of the renowned Police System to ensure that you always have the breathing space to tackle the hazards every biker faces. The System was developed to reduce Police rider accidents in pursuit riding situations; before the System, the accident rate of police drivers and riders was one every 7,000 miles. Since the introduction of “the System” that dropped to one every 70,000 miles.
Bends and Positioning - applying the system of motorcycle control How safely are you keeping away from likely hazards? How far ahead can you spot what’s going on? Positioning directly affects both. In week 2, you'll learn how to use your positioning to be more stable when cornering, ride safer and see further ahead. You will also learn about ‘observation links’ and other tricks of the trade. How stable is your bike when cornering?
Overtaking, Filtering and Motorways. Road Signs How expertly do you overtake? Ever had a close shave or felt rushed? Do you miss safe overtaking opportunities? In week 3, you'll learn the overtaking techniques used by expert road riders to boost safety and skill. You will also learn our top tips for safe and sound filtering. This is where you'll learn how to apply the System for finely tuned observation, precise positioning and silky smooth progress to bring your confidence to new heights. Enjoy!