East Yorkshire Advanced Riders & Drivers joined Humberside Police BikeSafe Team as one of their associate practitioners to deliver assessed observed rides to riders wanting a taste of advanced riding.
Meeting at The Hall in Beverley, the candidates firstly engaged in a theoretical session for a couple of hours looking at various aspects of advanced riding - observation, anticipation and road positioning for example.
Our chair, John Wright, sat in on the session and found it interesting and beneficial for the riders in attendance wanting an insight into advanced riding techniques.
Following the theory input, the riders went out on observed rides with Police or advanced riding tutors, including John and E-YARD advanced tutor Chris Hood, for two hours which included assessment, feedback and on return written reports on individuals riding standards.
The BikeSafe Team finished the session with thanks to the assisting practitioners followed by encouragement to join one of the advanced training bodies, such as E-YARD.
BikeSafe - a national scheme delivered by police forces around the UK.
It is not training, it is assessed motorcycle rides by Police or other advanced riders from partner agencies such as RoSPA, through RoADAR groups like E-YARD.
BikeSafe is advertised as 'Bridging the Gap" - that is the gap between DVSA practical motorcycle test and Advanced Riding.
It's aim is to encourage riders to undertake advanced training with groups such as ours.
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