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SharpRider course dates have just been announced, offering riders a fantastic value opportunity to improve their riding.

The £20 courses are 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 qualified post test trainer

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Riders receive a DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) certificate, and may get up to 15% off their insurance.

All the trainers are tested and accredited by the DSA and are on the national register. They are also re-assessed every 4 years to maintain standards, with many having been coaching riders at all levels for many years, providing a wealth of experience. The instructors do not tell you how to rid,e but instead suggest ways in which your riding might be improved. It’s your choice. 

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The informal course provides on-road training and a riding assessment on a second day, which is arranged for a later date. Riders will receive a formal Rider Appraisal and a DSA Certificate of Riding Competence. The course is partly classroom training and includes basic machine maintenance and pre-ride checks; everything you need to know about riding a motorcycle on the road.

This advanced motorcycling scheme is organised and promoted by Advanced Rider Coaching, which also provides RoSPA advanced training and runs the British Superbike Schools to provide on-track handling training for road riders.

Support from local road safety partnerships reduces two days of training to just £20. Without these supplements, a single day would usually cost £180!

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www.sharprider.co.uk

 

Dates available:

Leicestershire  (2 day weekend courses)

21st 22nd March (set aside for Fire and Rescue personnel)

25th 26th April – Birstall Fire Station, LE4 3BU

23rd 24th May – Birstall Fire Station, LE4 3BU

27th 28th June – Birstall Fire Station, LE4 3BU

25th 26th July – Birstall Fire Station, LE4 3BU

22nd 23rd August – Birstall Fire Station, LE4 3BU

26th 27th September – Birstall Fire Station, LE4 3BU

 

Nottinghamshire

4th April – Calton Fire Station, Nottingham

21st Jun – Retford Fire Station, Notts

26th July – Mansfield Fire Station, Notts

 

South Yorkshire

26th Apr – Lifewise Centre, Hellaby, Rotherham – FULLY BOOKED

31st May – Dearne Fire Station, Rotherham

19th Jul  – Lifewise Centre, Hellaby, Rotherham

23rd Aug – Dearne Fire Station, Rotherham

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Tony Carter

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