Skill for Life
A passion for riding is a wonderful thing. Whether you’ve always had it, you’ve rediscovered it or you’re new to it, that passion is something to be embraced.
Advanced Riding is about taking that next step. Whether it’s about challenging your own standards or reassuring a loved one who struggles to share your enthusiasm, our Skill for Life programme can make you a better rider.
The programme teaches five phases of advanced driving; information, position, speed, gear and acceleration, so regardless of whether you’re navigating country lanes, busy roads, or tackling the challenging British weather, you have the skills and knowledge to remain confident and in control. Safety is part of the advanced riding programme, but it also encourages you to feel confident on the road, to make good progress, and to get even greater enjoyment from the experience.
The statistics speak for themselves. Our commissioned study in to the benefits of advanced riding found that advanced riders:
in 40mph zones held better road positions to anticipate a variety of hazards and respond did not need to use their brakes as much as the other riders in the 60mph zones are quicker to identify the hazards than the experienced rider group. are generally smoother in their riding style, making better progress into, around and out of a variety of bends.
Best of all, £139 covers your costs. From your observed rides, to the ‘How to be a better rider handbook, the Advanced Test fee and one year’s IAM membership, it’s paid up front*.
* A contribution to the petrol costs of observers may be required by some local groups
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As a member of the IAM you are also entitled to a great range of benefits and exclusive offers to help you get the most from your riding.