What is Advanced Motorcycle Training

Advanced motorbike training with RoSPA helps you develop riding techniques that can make you a safer rider and teach you the most cost effective way to ride your motorbike. The training also leads to a nationally recognised advanced motorcycle qualification and is also a good way to keep your skills up to date and check you haven’t become overconfident, complacent or picked up any bad habits.

Once you have completed your training, you should:

  • Be better at anticipating changes
  • Have improved riding skills and abilities
  • Be more vigilant
  • Know how to ride smoothly
  • Have greater control of your motorcycle

By the end of the course, your new way of riding could play a part in saving your own or another’s life, but it will also save you money on fuel and maintenance – it’s about getting the most from your riding and your machine.

Advanced riders are able to anticipate and control situations to reduce their accident risk, making them less likely to be involved in a road traffic incident. And this means you’re less likely to have to claim on your motorbike insurance or lose your no claim discount.

Advanced riding is based upon the 'system of motorcycle control' as detailed in Motorcycle Roadcraft – The Police Riders Handbook so your training should be consistent whichever company you choose to go with. Training consists of theory and practical elements and you’ll need good knowledge of The Highway Code and Motorcycle Roadcraft to perform well in both.

During the training, you’ll ride out on different roads and in varying traffic conditions over several days and cover a wide variety of motorbike riding topics:

  • Proper motorcycle attire
  • Getting to know your bike – how to check your machine to ensure it’s safe, what the different controls and instruments are, and how to safely manoeuvre and stand your bike when not riding
  • Moving away, slow speed manoeuvring, braking and stopping techniques
  • Safe positioning, separation distance, signalling, and mirrors and rear observation
  • How to best negotiate junctions and roundabouts, bends and corners, other road users and pedestrian crossings
  • Driving on dual carriageways and motorways and in the dark in various weather conditions
  • Your legal responsibilities, including paperwork and incident management
  • Environmental issues associated with motorbikes
  • Parking and vehicle security
  • Riding with passengers and other loads
  • Group riding and touring
When you have successfully completed your advanced training, you will receive a certificate and entry onto RoSPA's Register of Advanced Riders.

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