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Offline wilsey27

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Advance riding skills
« on: 17 July, 2020, 12:02:52 PM »
Hi Everyone,

After a nearly 2 year break from riding. I am considering some advanced training ahead of my 14 day ride abroad next year. And to just simply improve as a rider.

Who would you recommend or are there any members who would consider helping me with this. I would of course not be expecting them to do it for nothing.

Many thanks



 

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Re: Advance riding skills
« Reply #1 on: 17 July, 2020, 12:18:05 PM »
Get yourself on a Bike Safe course and have your riding accessed by experts

https://bikesafe.co.uk/

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Re: Advance riding skills
« Reply #2 on: 17 July, 2020, 12:27:29 PM »
Hi Art

I have done a 2 bikesafe courses in the past and a machine control course. This was with a view to advanced riding skills.

Thanks

Pete

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Re: Advance riding skills
« Reply #3 on: 17 July, 2020, 12:54:21 PM »
Either IAM Roadsmart (new name for IAM - Institute of Advanced Driving) as they have unlocked the ban and are starting to run their courses. Or Rospa, both are good, but I don't know if they have resumed their course. Just find out which is nearer to you and I'm sure you would enjoy it as well as riding more safely.

Some old timers who took the advanced IAM course complained the pressure to make 'best progress' wasn't helpful. At that time the training was based on the Police manual, but now the courses have been rewritten and more rigorous quality control for observers has been introduced. 

Enjoy! :028:
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Re: Advance riding skills
« Reply #4 on: 17 July, 2020, 01:39:00 PM »
Thanks very much for you replies

Cheers

Pete


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Re: Advance riding skills
« Reply #5 on: 17 July, 2020, 01:40:10 PM »
That's a really good idea.
I did some on-road 1-1 training with an outfit called Rapid Training they were Thames Valley based (both in terms of location and personnel if you know what I mean). But this was back in the mid-00's and I'm not sure they do it any more. Definitely well worth it though  :028:
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Re: Advance riding skills
« Reply #6 on: 18 July, 2020, 05:22:41 PM »
Ten years ago at age 50 I did IAM and I genuinely wondered how I'd survived since 17 on natural talent and experience alone.

Since that year I ride with a ever changing plan for the road ahead and I am self critical within my ride and I ride professionally at all times (not slow by any means) At that time IAM meant progressive riding but that said I will always sacrifice position for safety.. any of the regular weekly training its worth the cost...  do something rather than nothing because riding is more much more fun after training
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