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Andy Smith is a former Police Motorcyclist with years of experience in motorcycle training at all levels. He offers training through 1stClassRider.co.uk, and ride outs through his newsletter blog right here. To contact Andy click here.

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Dates for Your Biking Calendar. Trips & Training & Tours

 Here are some dates for your Biking Calendar to cover what is going on over the next couple of months.  We are looking forward to the end of the ice and snow and are waiting for warmer days to come.

So hopefully you can join us on one or more of these events that are being organised for your riding pleasure!

Belgium Tour.  Brugges & The Ardennes. 9th – 11th March

There is still some space left on the forthcoming Tour to Brugges and The Ardennes Forest in Belgium. The cost has been set at just £290 (allowing for any loyalty discount that applies if you have traveled or trained with us before).  This is for a return ferry crossing and two nights Bed & Breakfast in a marvelous River Side Hotel overlooking the Semois River in the Heart of the Forest Region. Plus the guided services of our tour leader who will find some of the best biking roads in he region for you to ride.  Please let me know as soon as you can if you wish to confirm a place on this trip.

Four Day Advanced Riding Course. 24th & 25th March.

The next (long awaited for some – sorry) Four Day Advanced Riding Course is set to begin on Saturday the 24th & 25th of March 2012.

This is a four day course, spread over a number of weeks to suit your commitments and is all based on The Police System of Motorcycle Control – Roadcraft.  Using Police Class 1 Instructors,  also Examiners  or Advanced Tutors for RoSPA for the Advanced Motorcycle Test, this is training to the highest level.

It is likely to be the nearest thing to a Police style training course that you will find.  For those candidates who wish to, there will be an opportunity at the end of the course to undergo the RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle Test.

Previous courses have resulted in a 100% pass rate for RoSPA Test Candidates.

The Course comprises of classroom based theory, periods of self study and practice and on road training under radio contact taking in some of the most challenging roads Wales has to offer.

We will help you get the best from your bike, before it gets the better of you….

The cost of this course is set at just £550 for four days 1st Class Training. (This is less than the daily rate for a CBT!!!).  For those wishing to take the RoSPA Test an additional fee is payable which includes your RoSPA membership.
Post Test Confidence Course. Friday 2nd March.

For those who have recently passed your tests this is an ideal course to build your confidence with your new bike.  A full day for just £90, covering over 100 – 150 miles in the day and covering in more detail aspects of your riding which are a concern for most new riders.  We will concentrate on Cornering (Reading the road and assessing the limit point) and Overtaking and Observation skills.

These are areas where many riders have problems and we are now able to include information that is based on the Roadcraft System of Riding and not aimed at passing the ‘L’ test.

So take advantage of training with some of our ‘Advanced’ tutors who are well able to use their extensive experience to take you and your riding to the next level.

Monthly Ride Outs.

Watch out for more Newsletter Blog updates for forthcoming ride out information or check out our Facebook page at ‘1st Class Rider Training’ for more news.


Come on……. you know you want to………

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