Important Skills Days update
We are saddened to announce the motorcycle Skills Days due to take place on Monday 21 September at Thruxton Motorsport Centre and on Tuesday 29 September at Mallory Park will not go ahead, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and recent changes in regulations in England.
This decision has been made in light of the recent Government announcement that social gatherings, indoors or outdoors, of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September.
We have reluctantly decided that in the current circumstances we should be setting an example as the UK’s leading independent road safety charity and as ambassadors for the motorcycling community. These events would each have brought together more than 75 delegates, instructors and staff from all over the country at a time when the national infection rate is increasing.
Throughout the COVID-19 situation, our overriding priority has been the safety of our members and customers, volunteers and staff and it is for this reason we have decided to cancel these events.
Our Customer Care team is in the process of contacting everyone who has a place booked on these events to offer a refund or priority booking voucher for a Skills Day in 2021. People with priority booking vouchers will be contacted in advance of the 2021 events going on open sale.
Owing to the volume of booking we need to cancel, we are contacting people in date order, starting with the event on Monday 21 September.
Please do not try to contact the Customer Care team about Skills Days unless you receive an email from them. We will be in touch with you as soon as we can and will continue to keep this page updated. Thank you for your understanding.
Customers are split into three groups, according to experience. Each customer rides in a small group of no more than four under the close supervision of an instructor. The customer uses their own fully road-legal motorcycle and wears suitable safety clothing.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation, our Skills Day car event in September has been cancelled. This was the last date for cars in 2020. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause. All those booked to attend will be contacted and offered a PRIORITY rebooking for a Skills Days in 2021.
Information – vision and lines, head up - eyes on main beam
Position and steering - how your vehicle position/steering affects your control
Speed - brake smoothly and progressively
Gear – be in a responsive gear for the circumstances
Acceleration – throttle control, plan to be on a positive throttle in bends
Full control - bringing it all together for the perfect controlled drive/ride