Ride safe, stay safePublished Wednesday, 30th April 2014
Smart riders in South Yorkshire can pick up a bargain and improve their riding skills to help them stay safe on the roads.
The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is subsidising an enhanced Sharp Rider course - available for just £20 to South Yorkshire riders.
The two-day course is suitable for riders who have recently passed their test, are returning to riding after a break, upgrading to a more powerful machine or just want to check their riding standards. The training includes both theory and practical sessions, from basic road craft to an assessed ride-out with a professional instructor.
Riders who complete the course will receive a DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) certificate and may get up to 15 per cent off their insurance. The training usually costs over £100, but with South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership support is currently being offered for only £20.
Feedback from riders who have completed the course has been excellent: "A good training course that makes you think, it was also really helpful that you were observed on real roads, as we don't often see ourselves and our mistakes as others see them, so the feedback was excellent and as a bonus I achieved a top pass!"
Mike Abbott from the British Superbike School said: "Sharp Rider also includes basic bike control theory from our British Superbike School courses where applicable to road riding, as 'loss of control' is the major cause of road traffic collisions involving motorcycles."
The Safer Roads Partnership Education Manager Joanne Wehrle said: "We would encourage all power two-wheeler riders to consider further training to improve their riding technique.
"This offer provides great value for money for riders and skills development for riders.
"If you are a biker remember to wear the right protective clothing; it could literally save your skin in the event of falling off your bike.
"Wear a helmet and make sure you fully fasten your strap; it could save your life. Consider other vehicles’ blind spots and always plan to be in the safest position on the road. Make allowances for other drivers in your riding plan and stick to the speed limits."
Forthcoming dates are:
- 8 June Dearne Fire Station, Rotherham S63 5DN
- 6 July Edlington Fire Station, Doncaster DN12 1DA
- 3 August Dearne Fire Station, Rotherham S63 5DN
To book a place or for more information, please use the contact details below.