Better Riding Course Available for Island Bikers

New course next month

This just in from the council. Ed

A highly successful road safety course run by the Isle of Wight Council for Island bikers is returning this September.

Better Riding Course Available for Island BikersBetter Riding is a short course designed to improve riders’ skills, help them identify and anticipate hazards on the road and teach riders how to react to them using the methods of riding practiced by police experts.

Better Riding is open to anyone with a full motorcycle license and costs just £12 per person. The course, which is based on the Police Riders Handbook, provides those taking part with six hours of theory covering systems of control, observation, cornering and overtaking.

The final theory session includes a basic first aid talk from a medical professional who will explain what to do if you are the first on the scene of an accident as well as a talk from a professional advanced rider.

Following the theory classes a practical assessment ride conducted by highly advanced motorcyclists is arranged for each rider on a one-to-one basis at a mutually convenient time.

When and where?
The course will take place at Enterprise House in St. Cross Business Park in Newport, home of the council’s road safety team.

It runs over three consecutive weeks Monday 13 September, 20 September and 27 September 2010 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

To enrol on the course contact Mervyn Goldring, Road Safety Officer, Isle of Wight Council By post: Engineering Services, Enterprise House, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5WB, email [email protected] or by phone on 01983 823777.

Image: Lord Enfield under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 18th August, 2010 10:35am



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5 Comments on "Better Riding Course Available for Island Bikers"

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so do i need a full motorcycle licence to ride a bicycle???

Sally Perry

Ha ha, my mistake, error amended now.

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I wondered that. I notice the photo of a bicycle has now been removed and Cyclists changed to to Bikers… It does strike me though that although this council course might be a good move, a better move would be to get on with the PFI and repair the roads. I wonder how many accidents or near misses are caused by potholes on the island each year?… Read more »
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must just add, I love the new photo :-D

Rubber Bullett

As a motorcyclist I have to say that better roads could mean even faster speeds. On my travels around the Island, I constantly meet bikers travelling at ludicrous speeds in very inappropriate places and times. Speed doesn’t always kill, but inappropriate speed often does. Stay safe eh guys?