Would you like to improve your riding ability?
Do You Want To
Get More From Your Motorcycle
Achieve Better Fuel Economy
Have Less Tyre, Brake & Clutch Wear
Make Safer Progress Through Bends
Master The System Of Motorcycle Control
Improve Your Hazard Awareness And Forward Planning
Prepare For An Advanced Motorcycle Test
Just Become More Aware & A Better Rider
All of these things can be achieved with the correct training and willingness to learn.
We are offering advanced rider training at our dedicated training facility in Dundalk.
If you have ever wondered what you would have done differently or how you could have reacted to a hazard or sticky situation then maybe this could be the training you require to become safer and a better rider.
What is advanced riding?
It is a deliberate, skilful and responsible riding technique admired by others. As an advanced rider, you are able to anticipate and control situations to reduce your accident risk. An Advanced rider is equipped with the knowledge and skill to ride safely and effectively in all conditions.
Advanced Riding is based upon the 'System of motorcycle control' as detailed in Motorcyle Roadcraft - The Police Riders Handbook. It is unlikely that anyone will gain a high grade without a good knowledge of the current editions of The Highway Code and Motorcycle Roadcraft.
Unlike car drivers who can rely on in-car protection in a crash, the only thing that really keeps us safe on two wheels is what's between our ears, our knowledge, our skills and the attitudes we take with us out onto the road.
You may think that you are good but the really good rider is the one that admits that they can never afford to stop learning.
What are the benefits?
Reduce the risk of having a crash
Advanced drivers and riders have been proven less likely to be involved in a road traffic incident!
Improved Fuel Consumption
Advanced driving and riding techniques teach you the most cost effective way to drive, to keep fuel consumption to a minimum!
Less wear and tear to your vehicle
By using the 'system of car or motorcycle control' techniques, your driving or riding will be smoother, resulting in less wear and tear!
If you want to go further with your development as a rider then there is the option of taking the RoSPA advanced motorcycle test. Read on below if you want to know more.
The RoSPA Motorcycle Test
The RoSPA advanced test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. It is monitored and approved by the Driving Standards Agency. The test lasts around 90 minutes, and is taken with a RoSPA Examiner, all of whom are serving or retired Police Officers.
The RoSPA Advanced Riding Test is unique as it is graded Bronze, Silver or Gold. A RoSPA gold is the highest civilian riding standard available and the holder will be a master of his or her art. To see more about what is expected, download our Motorcycle Test Guidelines.
The cost of the advanced riding test for riders 25 years and younger is £47.00 inc VAT.
The cost of the advanced riding test for riders 26 years and over is £57.00 inc VAT.
Unlike other Advanced Driving and Riding organisations, we also demand 3 yearly re-tests, to ensure that excellent riding standards are maintained. The re-test fee is included in your yearly subscription costs.
How do I apply?
Once you feel you are ready, complete an application form HERE and post off to RoSPA HQ or return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then allocate your test to an examiner in your area. The examiner will be in touch to arrange a convenient date and location.
The test will take place using your OWN motorcycle, which must be fully insured and legally roadworthy.