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Motorcycle training

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other road users, so it is essential to get proper training.

If you are new to motorcycling, please visit the Driver and vehicles Standards Agency website. This gives you full information about the legal requirements for riding motorbikes and tells you what you need to do to get started.

Once you have passed your compulsory basic training, you can take advantage of further coaching for scooter riders that we run.

Motorcycle coaching and commuter coaching

The day will have an illustrated theory session in the morning followed by a three-hour ride out in the afternoon. There will be three riders on each day and they will each take a turn to lead the bunch and the ride will conclude with a constructive debrief from the instructor.

Contact motorcycling@southglos.gov.uk for dates

Location: Pop Inn Café, Yate

The day courses are free.

Commuter and Rural Motorcycle Training Days (MTD)

People living or working in South Gloucestershire are being offered the chance to take part in free motorbike training courses. The one day courses are being provided by South Gloucestershire. The Commuter and Rural Motorcycle Training Days (MTD) provide essential theory and comprehensive practical training, delivered by retired police motorcycle instructors.

The Commuter course is recommended for those who ride motorbikes to commute to work or use them during the course of their working day. The aim is to raise awareness of the potential dangers increased traffic volumes on roads bring to motorcyclists. The practical side of this particular course takes place in town.

The Rural Motorcycle course is aimed at people who generally ride for leisure purposes. This course focuses on negotiating corners, tricky bends, country lanes and much more. Riders must hold a full motorcycle license, use their own motorcycle which must be road legal.

Courses run between May – September. For further information or to reserve a place on either of the courses email us (see contacts on this page) or call 01454 863749.

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