Our motorcycle training courses Advanced Training
Advanced Motorcycle Training, Amesbury Wiltshire and the surrounding area.
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British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) Blue Riband Rider award (Endorsed by the DVSA)
In 9 out of 10 accidents, the main cause is human error - whether deliberate or accidental. During the advanced course we will help you to improve your observation, planning and control, all helping to reduce errors, reducing the likelihood of you causing your own accidents and helping you avoid other peoples.
The aim of the course is to assist experienced motorcyclists to improve their riding skills and therefore increase the enjoyment they get out of motorcycling. The course seeks to encourage you to THINK about why?, and what? you are doing when you are riding, to be self critical and to be able to recognise your own strengths and weaknesses.
The main objective throughout the course is that safety MUST be paramount at all times, without losing the enjoyment.
Pre- Course requirements
It is necessary to have a copy of motorcycle "Roadcraft" and have spent some time studying it.
The course is quite intensive and will take place at quite a pace, we advise that you and your machine must be capable of coping with both the speed and distances involved,
motorcycles should be able to maintain progress in the national speed limit both on A roads and motorways and be able to overtake quickly when required .
A minimum power output of 33bhp or more for participating machines is rcommended.
You should be familiar with your machine as some of the techniques may be new to you.
You should have held a full motorcycle licence for at least 6 months and have an appropriate level of experience, preferably have undertaken further training since the DVSA motorcycle test. (e.g. Rider plus, or DVSA Enhanced Rider course)
The Blue Riband Course
Concentrated: Held over a day and a half. The first day will commence with a short period of theory and discussion about the various techniques you will practice, followed by a full day of assessment and demonstration rides. Distances covered can be about 100 miles. The day is broken down into sections with numerous stops for road debriefs. The finish time is dependant on the progress being made during the day, weather and the enthusiasm of the participants!
Providing you have reached the required standard by the end of the day, the Blue Riband assessment will take place the following day or as soon as possible afterwards. The assessment (conducted by another instructor) will take about 1 hour at the end of which you will receive a written report on your performance.Once you have passed the assessment you will recieve a certificate, badge and membership to the BMF for 12 months
The Blue Riband Course
Standard: The course will start with a theory session as above and the practical sessions are broken down into separate sections to be held at times convenient to the candidate and the instructor. Once at the required standard the assessment is conducted as above.
You will receive a written report of your assessment containing advice on the subject areas of Machine controls, information gathering, psychological, judgmental and road craft. A copy of this will be sent to the BMF and in due course you will receive your certificate (valid for three years), badge and membership of the BMF for twelve months. Many insurance companies will allow a discount for this award, so please mention it when you apply.
The concentrated course costs £250.00 all inclusive. The standard
course will depend on how quickly you progress but should cost about
the same. For an assessment only, the cost is £80.00.