Advanced rider training comes in a range of different courses. Some will help to lower your insurance premiums; others will focus on specific skills such as using motorways and carrying pillion passengers safely. Because there are so many different kinds of advanced motorcycle training courses, there is no ‘one price fits all’. The cost of the advanced rider training directly correlates to the skills you will learn and improve upon a well as the length of the course. Advanced rider courses begin in price at around £180. The longer the course and the more advanced skills you practice and hone, the more expensive an advanced motorcycle training course will be.
The benefits of improving your skill
Improving your skill with advanced motorcycle training near you is a great way to increase your safety and enjoyment on the road. It can also help you to decrease your petrol costs as you may learn how to ride in ways that conserve fuel.
Phoenix Motorcycle Training has one of the widest ranges of advanced motorcycle courses for students to choose from. From short, focussed courses aimed at improving specific skills such as motorway use or carrying passengers through to advanced courses that cover a couple of days and include long rides of over 100 miles.
CBT motorcycle training is just the beginning when it comes to learning the necessary skills to be a safe motorcyclist. To really get the most from riding a motorbike, it’s essential to keep learning and building on the foundation skills you practised and gained in your compulsory basic training. Advanced rider courses are one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to do this once you’ve gained your full licence.
Choosing the best advanced rider course for you
Because there are so many different advanced rider courses, deciding which one to take can be difficult. Before you jump ahead and book DIAmond Elite training and test, it’s worth considering where you are on a scale of motorcycling skills.
More experienced riders are likely to get more out of the longer advanced courses. Newer riders should consider the shorter and more focussed courses to begin building their range of skills. If you’re not sure of where you sit in terms of motorcycling skills, consider a simple skills assessment. The impartial feedback you get on your motorcycle riding will help you to identify areas for improvement and the kinds of courses you can take to build your skill level.
If you haven’t ridden in a while and are thinking of returning to motorcycle riding for pleasure or necessity, a back to biking course is a great way to improve your confidence and brush up on skills before you take to the road.
The advanced rider course you choose will depend on how long you’ve been riding for and the kind of things you want to learn or improve upon.
Where to go to improve your skill
Nearly all motorcycle training centres offer advanced rider courses of some kind. Some courses are DVSA approved, others are held by the police and run free of charge or for a nominal fee. Still, others are comprehensive and last more than a day, at the end of which you may be awarded a certificate to show you’ve achieved a minimum skill level on your bike.
The best advice when it comes to choosing an advanced rider course and a motorcycle training school to take it with is to go with a training centre you have confidence in. Find a motorcycle training centre that isn’t too far away from where you live, with staff that are happy to provide guidance on the best course for your individual needs rather than directing you to the most expensive course they offer.
As with most skills, additional training is the fastest and most reliable way of becoming better and advancing your knowledge and enjoyment of the activity. If you are considering an advanced rider course and are not sure which one is right for you, give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk with you about the different options for making the most of your motorcycling.