SharpRider is the DVSA ‘Enhanced Rider Scheme’ intended as extra training for full ‘A’ motorcycle licence holders. Cost for half a days training and riding assessment is only £50.
If you would like a place please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or phone 01777 81803, or 07939 041606) for a booking form or more information.
We also run a day’s classroom course on some weekends throughout the year, which are free of charge to attend. It is an informal workshop with discussions and videos covering known causes of motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them, and advanced riding techniques, positioning etc. There is also a session outside in the yard on maintenance, picking up a fallen bike etc, and demonstrations of braking and slow riding.
We also train Blood Bikers in Notts and adjacent counties
The ERS scheme is suitable if you:
– are hoping to reduce your insurance costs
– want to be a better, quicker but safer rider
– have just passed your test
– are returning to riding after a break
– are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle
– want to check your riding standard
A DVSA riding assessment (not a test) takes around 4 hours in total. It’s best just to ride normally to get the most benefit, not try to do a ‘demo ride’.
There are DVSA books and video if you need further reference. The reference book is called Riding – The Essential Skills
All riders who pass the assessment then receive a formal DVSA ‘Certificate of Riding Competence’ which should get you a discount off your insurance on renewal. If you don’t reach the required DVSA standards, we will suggest further training and/or a re-assessment at a later date. You also get a copy of the Log book front sheet above and personal written feedback on your riding, identifying any risk areas in the way you ride, and how to think about addressing them. You may also be asked to consider further advanced training by RoSPA or the IAM if we believe you would benefit.
Mike Abbott MBA FCMI RoADAR (Dip), ERS 800699, ACU Road Race Coach #61220
Advanced Rider Coaching, Applewood, Old Hall Lane, East Markham, Newark, Notts NG22 0RF
Tel: 01777 818013
Mbl: 07939 041606