Feel its time to learn Advanced Riding Techniques?
Enhanced Rider Scheme
Why spend all your money on your bike?
It is amazing the amount of money that is spent on motorcycles making them look better, go faster and stop quicker. Doing an Advanced Motorcycle Training course with one of our R.P.M.T.* approved Instructors will help you achieve all of these and will cost you a lot less whilst gaining up to 17% discount from all the leading bike insurers in the UK.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) is all about getting the most from your riding and your machine. You can take this accessory from motorcycle to motorcycle and it won't depreciate in price. With advanced motorcycle training you will:
- Increase your riding skills and abilities
- Learn to avoid unexpected situations
- Be safer and more vigilant
- Learn to ride smoother and faster but safer
- Gain greater control of your motorcycle
If you decide an advanced motorcycle training course is for you, then you will learn a valuable insight from the experience of others. Rest assured that you will enjoy your time with us and you could also reap the additional benefits such as more favourable insurance discounts, You can gain skills and knowledge from veterans in the business that will help in many ways you never thought possible.
The enjoyment gained from riding a motorcycle skilfully is second to none. However, it takes confidence, excellent riding skills, physical co-ordination and balance. Keeping your skills up to date and checking that you have not become overconfident, complacent or picked up bad habits is something that few of us do.
The DSA, along with the motorcycle industry, has put together a new package of training known as the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS).
The scheme is beneficial to all bike riders who have a full motorcycle licence, no matter what size of bike, or the experience level of the rider. There is no test involved and you may not need to take any training if your skills are assessed as satisfactory. You will also earn discounts on your insurance as a result!
Advanced Riding Techniques Ltd agrees wholeheartedly with The Driving Standards Agency’s (DSA) great value on lifelong learning. This can take you beyond the basic skills to a level that will improve your own and others’ safety. It will also allow you to make better use of the road and gain more enjoyment from the riding experience.
The DSA, in partnership with training experts have developed a training scheme designed to assess your riding, reduce risk and improve your skills.
There is an ever expanding network of approved trainers across Great Britain ready and Advanced Riding Techniques already have 5 instructors qualified to deliver the training,
Visit www.direct.gov.uk/ERS to find us on the register. RPMT trainers and Enhanced Rider Scheme.
If you have no significant areas of weakness, the trainer will give you a DSA Certificate of Competence – Enhanced Rider Bonus. You can then get an insurance discount of up to 17%, from one of the many insurers who have signed up to support the scheme.
If you do have areas that would benefit from further training, you would qualify for your certificate after successfully completing the recommended training. By having your riding ability assessed, trainers can tailor a development programme to suit your needs.
Not all crashes are down to mistakes by riders, but we can all pick up bad habits. The accident statistics among motorcyclists would suggest that everyone should at least have their riding ability assessed from time to time. Ironing out those bad habits and improving your anticipation skills will not only keep you safer on the roads, but will also help you to get more from your bike.
The ERS Syllabus covers the following subjects:
- Clothing & rider Protection
- Machine Checks
- Controls & instruments
- Manual Handling & use of stands
- Moving away & stopping
- Slow speed manoeuvring
- Braking Techniques
- Safe positioning
- Mirrors & rear observation
- Separation distance & use of speed
- Other traffic & road users
- Junctions & roundabouts
- Bends & corners
- Pedestrian crossings
- Dual carriageways & motorways
- Anticipation & Planning
- Weather conditions & road surface
- Legal responsibilities
- Environmental issues
- Parking & vehicle security
- Passengers & carrying loads
- Incident management
- Group riding & touring
- Overcoming limitations
The Advanced Motorcycle Training Course
The one day training course runs from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The day will begin with some theory and a chat to establish your individual needs, so that the course can be tailored around you. This enables you and your instructor to establish the aims & goals of the day. If you do not meet a safe standard in one day we will work with you to ensure you gain a certificate of competence as soon as you are ready.
All of our Advanced instructors are on the the DSA's Register of Post licence Motorcycle Trainers *R.P.M.T, which is voluntary until 2008, and have either a R.o.S.P.A. diploma in advanced motorcycle instruction or a holder of a Police Class 1 Advanced Motorcycle Certificate.
Both ART Motorcycle Training and P&H Motorcycles work closely with the M.C.I.A (Motorcycle Industry Association), national Bikesafe and have featured on both the M.C.I.A DVD's,
A Street and Track an Open Road and 'Get the message act your age'.
These courses can be run every day through the year subject to the weather. Snow, ice, very high winds, flooding or poor visibility may result in your course being postponed.
What is the difference between ERS and the following advanced training schemes?
R.O.S.P.A. (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
I.A.M. (Institute of Advanced Motoring)
The above involve training and a test. ERS can be used as an important step in progressing towards an Advanced Rider Qualification and is something you may want to consider. You will probably find that your ERS trainer has at least one of these qualifications and may encourage you to go on to an advanced level.
All training towards either the R.o.S.P.A. or I.A.M. done through local groups will be carried out by volunteer observers and will generally be done over 8-10 weeks on Sunday mornings.
The ERS is usually completed in one day and can only be delivered by a qualified, insured, registered, professional motorcycle instructor. After successful ERS training you are perfectly placed to take an Advanced test with R.O.S.P.A. or the I.A.M.
Extra's to help you on your way:
As an optional extra, some of our Instructor bikes come with onboard video systems. They can follow you on your training and record exactly what you are doing. At the end of the session you can play back the footage, this will enable you to see exactly which areas of your riding needs to be improved upon. When booking your course, please ask for further details.