Advanced
Riding
Techniques

Phone 07976220076
Email art4bikes@yahoo.co.uk
Based in Sheffield
                      A blue sky day,
                    2009

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Many thanks for your interest in advanced 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 then with 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 the better.
  • 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 South Yorkshire.

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 day 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

  • a fully road legal motorcycle
  • breakdown recovery insurance
  • suitable motorcycle clothing
  • your own fuel
Please do not hesitate to email me at art4bikes@yahoo.co.uk or phone me on 07976220076 to discuss your requirements and get details of available dates.

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