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The course delivers advanced riding stemming from the police’s Motorcycle Roadcraft riding manual, helping you to improve your skills, anticipation, and riding enjoyment.
The course is based on a series of observed rides, leading to the advanced riding test during which you can showcase your newly acquired advanced skills..
Once you've booked the course, you'll be assigned to one of our 90 motorcycle groups around the country. You'll be paired with an observer from your group, who will accompany you on rides and advise you on how to develop your riding to the advanced test standards.
The test itself lasts for about 90 mins and usually covers 30 - 40 miles along a variety of road types. During the test the examiner will thoroughly assess your riding ability according to the different road conditions. You'll negotiate various hazards and situations, utilising the skills and techniques that have been developed on the course.
The main benefit of taking the course is becoming a safer rider - providing you with the skills, experience and understanding to quickly adapt to a range of situations.
The statistics speak for themselves. We asked 2,500 riders who passed the Advanced Riding Test what benefit they’d seen. They told us that taking the Advanced Riding course:
We'll also welcome you as a full member of IAM RoadSmart, which has a number of benefits - members' only insurance, www.bikestop.co.uk discounts,an award-winning magazine and access to our circuit based skills days.
Our Advanced Rider Course usually costs £175, but is just £157.50 for you as a Bikesafe rider. This includes as many observed rides as you need to become 'test ready', the test ride, the course manual, and your IAM RoadSmart membership.
Simply call 0300 303 1134 quoting 'bikesafe' to save 10% when booking your advanced rider course or use the button below to book online
IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), the UK's leading independent road safety charity.
We exist to improve the standards of driving and riding on Britain's roads, and improve the standards of road safety across the country - primarily through delivery of the Advanced Riding test. We also deliver a range of other training and riding support, as well as informing and influencing government and key decision-makers.
We also have a business arm that delivers training and materials to help businesses meet their duty of care to employees. Profits generated from this activity are reinvested into our charitable operations.