Many thanks for your interest in
motorcycle training. I offer flexible courses tailored to suit the
requirements and ability of the individual, intending that you should
get the maximum enjoyment out of your motorcycle with added safety and
progress. The training is based on the police system of riding, which I
adapt according to situations as they arise.
I think I can safely guarantee three things with my courses:
- It'll be hard work (but
motorcycling, like anything else in life for that matter, you only get
out what you put in!). Generally you will cover 175 to 250 miles a day.
The actual distance will depend on factors such as the weather, your
bike and your abilities.
- Your motorcycling will take on a whole new
perspective afterwards. You will ride more safely, more smoothly and
more swiftly, and with much more confidence and satisfaction - and for
those who carry a pillion he/she should notice an immediate change for
- You'll enjoy yourself.
My training is generally
one-to-one only, but if two friends, who often
ride together, wish to enroll on a course, then this can be
accommodated, and the cost to each will be adjusted accordingly.
It is recommended that a two or three day course be undertaken for
maximum benefit and enjoyment. This involves intensive training amid
beautiful scenery, on some of the best motorcycling roads in Europe.
Generally we use the
Crown Hotel in Langholm in the Scottish Borders.
It's motorcycle-friendly and the bikes are secured at night. Your room
is en-suite, and a full English breakfast is included. The hotel serves
home-cooked food in the evening.
Training is based on approximately eight hours of riding per day. The
theory side of the training is undertaken over coffee and lunch breaks,
and in the case of the bed and breakfast options, during the evening,
over a drink.
Courses may run from any day of the week to suit the participant(s),
and will start at a mutually arranged location. If you are travelling
from afar, I can arrange accommodation for you close to my base in
At the start of your course, we'll discuss your requirements, what you
would like to achieve within your course and cover some initial theory.
High quality, professional bike-to-bike radios are used for
communication. My bike is equipped with front and rear video cameras,
which I use to provide video clips for discussion after each
day’s ride. This is particularly beneficial on two or three
courses, since we will have more time in the evenings at the hotel to
review them on my laptop.
The book 'Motorcycle Roadcraft, The Police Rider's Handbook' ISBN
0-11-341143-X is highly recommended, being available through The
Stationery Office outlets, other good bookshops and
Amazon. I find
it’s a useful starting point for advanced riding techniques.
You will provide
do not hesitate to
email me at email@example.com or
phone me on 07976220076 to discuss your requirements and get details of
- a fully road legal
- breakdown recovery insurance
- suitable motorcycle clothing
- your own fuel
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