Hours of Training
You must take responsibility for your own actions and how you ride your motorcycle. Putting your faith in other road users can be costly. A good attitude towards riding will carry you a long way but you will face the consequences if you have a poor attitude and no respect for life on two wheels.
There are many motorcycle accidents where the blame is put on other road users, you should not put your safety in the hands of others. Blaming them for situations you find yourself in means that you need to change your own attitude.
If problems happen regularly, then this is an indication that you are the common denominator. You must take responsibility for the way you ride and not be content to think you are blameless in problems you encounter.
Don’t fall into the trap of peer pressure, or even think that you’re a great rider. As a new or novice rider, there is always something to learn. The Module One and Module Two tests are a great start to learning solid foundations but they do not prepare you for the real riding ahead.
Riders often have a perceived ability that is far greater than their actual ability. In many cases they ride out of their comfort zone and run out of ability in difficult situations.
You must understand where your maximum ability lies and always ride within 80% of that. This will always mean you have some spare ability in reserve for the odd occasion when you really need it.
Motorcycle training schools can provide you with advanced motorcycle training. After passing the basic motorcycle test, they will advise you to take the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme. Not all instructors can deliver this course, so have a look around for a good training school that offers this training program.
BikeSafe is favoured by many riders as a learning platform that is run through various police forces around the UK. Another useful course is Biker Down, which is run by fire brigades around the country.
Advanced rider qualifications can be gained through other organisations such as Diamond Advanced, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
You should always take responsibility for yourself, your actions on the motorcycle and the condition of your motorbike. Make a long term commitment to further advanced training and accept that your safety is always in your own hands.
Motorcycle Riders Hub is an online eLearning training and guidance platform for all riders. It helps riders at different stages in their training to understand how to improve, operate and control their motorcycle.
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