Advanced rider | Why you need advanced motorcycle training!

Advanced motorcycle training is one of the best ways to bolster your knowledge, improve your skills and keep you and other road users safe

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LIKE any other fairly niche activity, riding a motorcycle takes years to learn and decades to master. But that isnt to say that you ever truly masterthe art of riding on two wheels.

Sure enough, you can keep plodding along in the same direction, hitting the road and covering some big mileage, but from time to time, this only serves to further embed some of those bad riding habits that you pick up over the years. This is where post-test advanced motorcycle training comes in. Not only can post-test training increase your knowledge, but it can also help you to weed out those bad habits that can build up over time. And as those bad habits are picked up and removed from your skillset, you’ll ultimately ride more safely, with many riders claiming that post-test training helped them to enjoy their riding more once completing an advanced training course.

Which advanced motorcycle training is right for me?

With a variety of training courses and providers out there, it can be tricky to pinpoint which post-test training course is the best option for you. Thankfully, the MCIA has launched a new tool to help riders find the training that is right for them. the Elite Rider Hub lists the UK’s most credible and worthwhile advanced motorcycle training providers all in one place. It removes the need to trawl the internet looking for a course that is right for you and also provides an insight into the course content. Whether you ride for work, pleasure, or commuting, the Elite Rider Hub can help you find the course for you.


Training courses on offer 


Bikesafe is a course run by the police and delivers post-test training in a relaxed environment. The training centres around an observed ride, looking at your attitude, observation, cornering, overtaking, filtering, junctions, group riding, hazard awareness and the system of motorcycle control.

BMF Blue Riband Rider Award

The BMF Blue Riband Rider Award is run by one of the UK’s biggest motorcyclist groups and will see you taking part in training on the road and reading and assessments at home. On completing the course you’ll receive a certificate, badge and membership to the BMF for 12 months.

BMW Rider Training

BMW Rider Training offers three levels of post-test training, and you can either train on your own machine or one of the BMW training bikes. Courses on offer are, Advanced Road Skills Level 1, Advanced Road Skills Level 2, Advanced Road Skills Level 3 (including ROSPA assessment), 1:1 Bespoke Training, and Road Skills Adventures.

Diamond Advanced Training

Diamond Advanced Training is a little bit different to the other training listed on this page as it focuses on defensive and eco-friendly riding techniques. Not only saving on fuel, like many of the training courses listed here, but Diamond Advanced Training could also save you some money on your motorcycle insurance renewal.

Enhanced Rider Scheme

The Enhanced Rider Scheme is a DVSA-backed post-test training scheme that features bespoke training that is tailored to each rider’s individual needs. The Enhanced Rider Scheme is suitable for people who have just passed their test, are returning to riding, are upgrading their bike, or simply want to check their level of riding with a professional motorcycle trainer.

Honda School of Motorcycles

The Honda School of Motorcycles programme links Honda Dealerships with their best local training schools to reassure Honda customers of high-quality training without having to cross the country to take part in it.

IAM Roadsmart

IAM Roadsmart is one of the most widely known post-training courses available. The IAM has created an enjoyable and supportive Advanced Rider course to give you additional knowledge and skills to make your on-road experiences safer and more fulfilling.

Kawasaki Rider Training Services

Kawasaki Rider Training Services take place across the UK, and links local, approved training bodies with dealerships, meaning you are never far from some post-test improvements! 

RoSPA Advanced Riders and Drivers

The RoSPA Advanced Riders and Drivers programme is a network of groups across the UK that provides a free driver and riding training to help you improve your skills and prepare you to take the RoSPA Advanced Test.