What is the deal with advanced rider training? Considering taking an advanced riding course but worried about what’s involved? Don’t be concerned, as it could be the best thing you have ever done. It could turn you into a safer, quicker biker while potentially saving money on your insurance, too.
When most riders hear the term ‘advanced riding course’ they tend to be put off slightly. Sometimes it’s because advanced riding sounds a bit intimidating and something that only the very best riders have the skills to complete.
For others it’s because they want to believe they’re already an advanced rider and can’t be taught anything new.
However in reality this is far from true in both cases.
Advanced riding isn’t all about increasing your corner speed, learning super-human overtaking skills or pushing your tyres to their limit. It’s focused on making you a safer, more confident rider who is able to identify hazards on the road and react accordingly before they develop into a potentially harmful situation.
So rather than thinking of it as advanced riding, think of it as the next progression in your motorcycle riding skills journey.
My club is IAM RoadSmart Solent - based at Wickham Community Centre. Our regular open day is SolentSunday. Come along for a ride assessment, it's also a major social event in our calendar and your opportunity, as a Group Member, to come along and meet your fellow Members. Click here to find out more about IAM RoadSmart