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You want some advanced riding skills, but don’t know where to start?

Too much choice is as bad as too little choice sometimes.

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WE heard your complaints and Visordown and the Elite Rider Hub have worked together to help you narrow down your choices.

  • Some courses end with an exam, but not all
  • Most will offer training with another rider or a group, but you may want to learn alone
  • Many take place at weekends, but you may prefer weekdays or evenings

Whatever you’re looking for, there will be a course for you

Enhanced Rider Scheme

  • You want… An assessment, but not an exam
  • You want… To learn one on one 
  • You want… To learn on weekends and evenings
  • You want… To learn on a weekday

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.

Bikesafe

  • You want… An assessment, but not an exam
  • You want… To learn, but don’t want to spend a lot.
  • You want… To learn from the police.

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

Diamond Advanced Training

  • You want… To learn one on one 
  • You want… To learn on a weekday

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.

 

RoSPA Advanced Riders and Drivers

  • You want… To learn, but don’t want to spend a lot

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

BMF Blue Riband Rider Award

  • You want… To learn one on one

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.

IAM

  • You want… To learn on weekends and evenings

IAM Roadsmart courses are available nationwide and are 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.

Honda Approved Motorcycle Training 

  • You want…. Manufacturer specific training
  • You want… To learn one on one 

The Honda Approved Motorcycle Training 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.

 

Kawasaki Rider Training Services

  • You want…. Manufacturer specific training
  • You want… To learn one on one 

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! KRTS only uses qualified instructors to build a bespoke training programme to suit the individual.

BMW Rider Training

  • You want…. Manufacturer specific training
  • You want… To learn one on one 

BMW Rider Training offers three levels of post-test training, and you can either train on your own machine or on 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.

For more information check out the Elite Rider Hub, and why we did advanced training.