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Local (to me) Bike School Advanced Training offer

Discussion in 'Rider Skills Help' started by ChazUFO, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. ChazUFO

    ChazUFO Registered User Read Only

    Hope this is ok to post here?

    My local bike instructor is wanting to increase his advanced rider training programme. I'm doing the training with him already and can honestly say that he really knows his stuff and loves what he does.
    He has an offer on his website for a free assesment and also for crazily low price for further training. Honestly, I think he's going a little nuts with CBT's and DAS training and wants to get out with people who can already ride, but want to sharpen their skills, hence the ?70 a day fee, though not sure how long it'll stay this low,, read on if you're interested....

    Advanced Riding is a safe, progressive, skillful and enjoyable method of riding.

    Advanced riders are more observant and have been trained to a higher standard of riding to better anticipate changes with circumstances and surrounding conditions, they are more adept at planning their riding to create space and allow themselves time to deal with developing situations.

    A rider with Advanced Training is never taken by surprise, the word "suddenly" is not in their vocabulary. They are able make unobtrusive planned progress which is consistent with safety and within the law.

    Petersfield Motorcycle Training are pleased to offer a FREE 4-hour advanced riding assessment and demonstration with one of our Instructors.

    At the end of the free session, you can discuss and evaluate your particular needs and arrange for the most appropriate 1-2-1 training programme that will fulfil your specific requirements. How far you take your advanced training is up to you.

    Petersfield Motorcycle Training is one of the few schools in the South which is able to offer training and tests for the BMF?s Blue Riband Advanced Certificate, one of the highest award currently available to civilian riders.

    As in introductory offer PMT is offering training by the day (approx 5+ hours riding) at ?50 plus ?20 fuel contribution, total ?70, regardless of miles covered. Test fee is additional ?35 and the certificate is recognized by most insurers and can reduce premiums.
  2. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    To far for me but that looks like a good price, I paid ?80+ for my bike safe.
  3. Tricky90

    Tricky90 Registered User Read Only

    Riding with a person with PMT sounds risky. Good price though.
  4. ChazUFO

    ChazUFO Registered User Read Only

    When he first started in town he had high viz with PMT instructor printed on it. He had to stop wearing it as it got too much attention from other motorists and interfered with training. 8rfl@
  5. Crash fin

    Crash fin Registered User Read Only

    Always good to get further training from whatever source. @tu* Bike Safe is a great starting point on the way to advanced riding skills. IAM have recently upped their prices to ?145. For that you get all your advanced training with a qualified Observer, membership of the IAM, membership of your local IAM group for ride outs, socials etc, (mine is Boston) and your advanced test examined by a qualified or retired police occifer bike examiner. Best thing I ever did and I've been riding for over 50 yrs and thought I was the dogs b?$?><s until I did it..The IAM is a charity and as such is not a commercial enterprise but is recognised as the country's leading advanced riding/driving organisation and by insurers who will give you a discount.
  6. T.C

    T.C Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    And of course there is also RoSPA @tu* as an alternative to the IAM

    But as a RoSPA examiner and former IAM examiner I am a little biased :whi5tl:
  7. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    I did an advanced course with the policeman who instructed the South Wales Police instructors to instruct 20 years ago. Two full days, £200. Did my RoSPA test with him the following week.

    Looking back, that was horrifically expensive but worth every penny and I’m going to try find something similar when I come home in two months.

    As an aside, I was put off the IAM because I heard they teach you to ride 18 inches from the white line, which might not always be appropriate. Anyone confirm or correct this?
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  8. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Rospa give grades.
    I'm told IAM is pass/fail.
    Might get better insurance discount for RoSPA
  9. T.C

    T.C Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    IAM have come into line with RoSPA now in that they have 3 grades. Pass, 1st and Masters

    The standards are on a par with the Bronze, silver and gold offered by RoSPA.

    The problem these days is that there are fewer and fewer Police trained advanced riders, those that do get on a course no longer have the facility to aim for a class 1 and standards of riding in the Police service has dropped big time.
  10. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    If City of London still do Bikesafe from Imber Court, Bromley I would recommend enrolling.

    No qualification at the end other than helping to keep riders alive.
  11. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Sorry, my bad in the post above - itis based at The Warren, not Imber Court.

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