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Advanced Motorcycle Training

Many of our clients ask, “what is an advanced rider?” and the answer is simple – advanced riders have taken additional courses to enhance and develop their skills. Our advanced motorbike lessons are designed to give you additional confidence and competence in a range of different riding and traffic conditions. From taking pillion passengers safely to riding in challenging conditions, each advanced motorcycle training course we offer is designed to improve riding skills and confidence on the road.

Diamond Advanced Motorcycle Training Course

All diamond advanced motorcycle training courses are perfect for motorcyclists who wish to develop their skills.

Our Diamond advanced motorcycle training course:

The course starts with a theory session and then moves on to practical sessions which are broken into different sections. These sections can be taken on the same day, or over multiple days and times that are convenient for the student and instructor. Once students reach the required standard, a test will be taken.

Testing

Diamond Advanced training tests take around 1 hour to complete and cover a route of around 16 – 24 miles in which the student will need to demonstrate their skills in a variety of road and traffic conditions, including motorways where possible. Assessment is based on machine control throughout several manoeuvres relevant to the vehicle used in the test, and eco-safe driving techniques.

Tests are conducted by a different trainer/examiner as soon as possible after the advanced motorcycle training has been completed.

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Diamond Elite Training

Motorbike lessons with the Diamond Elite Training spans a day and a half, beginning with a short theory and discussion session that covers the various techniques you will practice. The rest of the day will be taken up with assessments and demonstration rides covering around 150 – 180 miles. There will be numerous stops for road debriefs.

The day is broken down into sections, each following on from the previous in a logical manner.

Finish times are dependent on the progress you make over the course of the day, weather conditions and your own enthusiasm for riding.

Depending on the standard you reach throughout the advanced motorcycle training, your test will take place the next day, or as soon as possible after you have completed the training.

Testing

Tests are carried out by a different instructor or examiner and take around 2 hours to complete. At the end, you’ll be given a written report on your performance and if you pass, a certificate to show your new qualification will be awarded.

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Rider Plus Courses

Rider plus courses offer motorbike lessons that will improve your overall skills.

Whether you’ve just passed your CBT and want to sharpen your skills before you sit the test for a full licence, or you’ve been riding for years and want to become a better motorcycle rider, this course is designed to help you develop your skills further with helpful advice and expert tuition.

Your observation, planning, machine control and hazard perception skills will be enhanced, in turn helping you to reduce errors and the likelihood of causing an accident or being involved in one.

All of our rider plus courses are delivered by DVSA approved instructors who will apply their years of experience and knowledge to help improve your motorcycle riding skills.

Classes are kept intentionally small with no more than two students per instructor to ensure each participant receives the optimal level of support and attention throughout this advanced motorcycle training course.

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Using Motorways and Carrying Pillion Passengers Course

This motorcycle advanced training covers two essential skills required for all riders:

Carrying pillion passengers

This section covers:

Using Motorways

This section covers:

Enhance your skills and learn to ride on motorways and carry passengers

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Enhanced Rider Scheme

Enhanced Rider Scheme assessments can only be carried out by registered DVSA instructors.

This is the first step toward gaining an ‘Advanced Rider Award’ and involves an assessment of your skills. Unlike most advanced motorcycle training, there is no test and if the initial assessment is passed, you will be awarded a certificate without the need for further training. If necessary, support and training to improve your riding skills will be given based on the findings of the assessment, after which you’ll be reassessed.

You can take the enhanced rider scheme if you’re a fully licensed motorcyclist and have passed your test. The scheme is suitable if you:

There are 7 core modules:

Once you have been awarded your Enhanced Rider Scheme certificate, you may qualify for a reduced insurance premium with some insurance companies.

This course is designed for:

• Motorcyclists who have recently obtained their licence
• Riders who are returning to the road after a break or want to move up to a more powerful motorcycle
• Riders who just want an impartial check of their motorcycling skill level

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Blue Riband Advanced Rider Training Course

Blue Riband Advanced Rider Training from the British Motorcyclist Federation (BMF) is endorsed by the DVSA and aims to help experienced motorcyclists improve their skills and technique to further their enjoyment of motorcycling. Blue Riband Advanced Rider training is delivered on a one-to-one basis only and can only be given by BMF-certified instructors.

Blue Riband advanced rider training courses offer:

Motorcycles used for the courses must be capable of coping with the speed and distances travelled. A minimum power output of 33bhp is strongly recommended so students can maintain progress at the national speed limit for both A roads and motorways, as well as being able to overtake quickly when required.

Students must have held a full a motorcycle licence for a minimum of 6 months and preferably taken a rider plus or Enhanced Rider Scheme course before enrolling for one of the Blue Riband Advanced Rider courses.

Blue Riband courses are quite intensive and riders should have spent some time before taking one of the courses studying a copy of Motorcycle Roadcraft.

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Concentrated Blue Riband Advanced Rider training

This advanced motorcycle training course covers a day and a half starting with a theory session that includes a discussion about the range of techniques you will practice in the practical elements.

Practical elements include demonstration and assessment rides. Each element will include stops throughout for road debriefs. The finish time is dependent on your progress through the day, the weather, and your enthusiasm over the course of the day.

Assessments are carried out by a different instructor/examiner and last for around one hour. Once completed, a comprehensive report on your performance covering machine control, information gathering, judgment, and road craft elements of your motorcycle riding skills will be given to you. A copy of this report is also sent to the BMF who will issue your certificate, along with a pin badge, bike sticker, wallet card and full 12-month membership to the BMF. Your certification is valid for three years.

Once you have reached the required standard of riding, the Blue Riband Assessment will be booked (usually for the following day, or as soon as possible after you have competently completed the training).

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Standard Blue Riband Advanced Rider training

This advanced motorcycle training course starts with a theory session, similar to the concentrated Blue Riband Advanced Rider training course.

Practical sessions include the same content as the concentrated training; however, these are held at times convenient to the student and instructor. Once you have reached the required skill level, an assessment is carried out as close to the completion of the advanced motorcycle training as possible in the same way as detailed for the Concentrated Blue Riband training course.

Standard Blue Riband Advanced Rider training course fees are dependent on how quickly students’ progress through each element but are generally around the same cost as the concentrated courses.

Assessments for the Blue Riband Advanced Rider Training can be booked separately

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