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Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by jedibiker » Fri May 15, 2020 12:40 pm

I keep hearing about free courses aimed at riders wanting to advance their skills, but can't find anything online. (i know we are locked down)
I will be doing bikesafe when they allow but what else is there?
Id love to do anything that will help me be a better safer rider, cheers



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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by onesea » Fri May 15, 2020 2:17 pm

jedibiker wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:40 pm
I keep hearing about free courses aimed at riders wanting to advance their skills, but can't find anything online. (i know we are locked down)
I will be doing bikesafe when they allow but what else is there?
Id love to do anything that will help me be a better safer rider, cheers
Road Craft is a worthy read.
motorcycle road craft
https://www.google.com/search?q=motorcy ... 66&bih=667
For faster riding or just better bike handling
A Twist of the Wrist
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1366& ... NVIQ4ppQuw
There is also a video that can often be found in full with full sound with a bit of googling I have nto bought the book ;)
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by jedibiker » Fri May 15, 2020 5:54 pm

thankyou, i did watch the twist of a wrist, it wasnt bad at all. Il look up the other. :)

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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by Bender » Fri May 15, 2020 5:57 pm

If someone could pm me the link to the vid......
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by Stu » Fri May 15, 2020 10:43 pm

Bender wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:57 pm
If someone could pm me the link to the vid......
twist of the wrist?
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by Bender » Fri May 15, 2020 10:45 pm

Stu wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Bender wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:57 pm
If someone could pm me the link to the vid......
twist of the wrist?
Not the one six sent you :shock:
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by Stu » Fri May 15, 2020 10:47 pm

Bender wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Stu wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Bender wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:57 pm
If someone could pm me the link to the vid......
twist of the wrist?
Not the one six sent you :shock:
:lol: :lol:

Its on youtube if you search for it there is also twist of the wrist 2

Its very cheesy though! (not six's vid)
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by jedibiker » Sat May 16, 2020 1:36 pm

I could only find part 2. very cheesy indeed.

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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by raesewell » Sat May 16, 2020 1:40 pm

Most of the free UK courses are just an introduction / taster. To get a full, in person, course you will have to pay for it

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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by jedibiker » Sat May 16, 2020 1:41 pm

raesewell wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Most of the free UK courses are just an introduction / taster. To get a full, in person, course you will have to pay for it
was thinking that too. The only free thing I found was the road assit course, how to react to crashed bikers etc, will do that and bike safe and look at advanced riding with the guy I did my lessons with.

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Post by raesewell » Sat May 16, 2020 1:45 pm

A bike instructor is not automatically an advanced instructor. You should check out IAMs and ROSPA I did mine with and am a member of IAM.
https://www.iamroadsmart.com/courses
https://www.rospa.com/

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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by bonio » Sat May 16, 2020 2:39 pm

RoSPA do observed rides (where you get feedback on your riding) and all you pay is £10 or £20 a time to cover your observer's costs. You can opt to take the test, for about £60 or £70, but you don't need to. Of course, nothing's happening at the moment...
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by jedibiker » Sat May 16, 2020 3:03 pm

raesewell wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:45 pm
A bike instructor is not automatically an advanced instructor. You should check out IAMs and ROSPA I did mine with and am a member of IAM.
https://www.iamroadsmart.com/courses
https://www.rospa.com/
Mine was, he does run advanced courses. I know one of the courses last year was a trip to scotland and one trains and the other tests. (2 of them)
But I was hoping for others like government sponsored too.

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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by Bungleaio » Sat May 23, 2020 9:44 pm

Somethings are worth paying for. Extra tuition is one of the best things you can do to improve your bike, think of it as a mod that can transfer between every bike you ride.

Personally I've done the enhanced rider scheme which cost about £60, this was 6 hours of tuition one 2 one with my original instructor that I did DAS with. I did this about 6 months after passing my test. https://www.gov.uk/enhanced-rider-scheme

After 2 years of riding I did IAM. It cost me £100 to sign up as I did it at the bike show at the NEC, I had 6 observed rides which I didn't have to pay any extra money for but I did give my observer £10 along with buying him a coffee each time. Each time we met up was generally for about 4 hours. Then I had a test which was included with the original sign up fee.

Overall I'd say I've had about 30 hours of one to one tuition for the princely sum of £220. I feel that it's helped my riding a lot, I may have picked things up all by my own just through experience but it would most likely have taken me longer than 2.5 years. I'm glad I did it but not everyone thinks the same.
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Re: Free UK courses - advanced etc

Post by Bender » Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 pm

jedibiker wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:36 pm
I could only find part 2. very cheesy indeed.
Agree, could've been sponsored by dairylee 😂
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