A Road Safety charity that specifically deals with road safety and helping us to help ourselves by having volunteer observers throughout the UK which help us by their observations of our actions, making suggestions which we learn form and become self critical of our actions and safer drivers & riders.
Solent Advanced Motorcyclists in Hampshire. Are an motorcycling group affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) now called IAM Roadsmart and have local training teams based in and around The New Forest, Southampton and Eastleigh, Fareham and Gosport, Winchester, Andover and Portsmouth . Their aim is to promote safer riding and to equip riders with advanced motorcycling skills in order to save more lives and have fewer motorcycle injury statistic.
They are based at the Sarisbury Green Community Centre, if you enjoy riding your bike and meeting other riders and are keen to continuously improve your riding skill, they are just what you are looking for. More
An excellent site full of a variety of safety information in all area’s of our lives.
If you would like sound advice from Police bikers in an area near you and would like to know how your motorcycling skills are at present, then this is a must for every biker out there no matter what size bike you ride.
Some constabularies are 1 day courses and other are over two days.
The enhanced rider scheme checks your motorcycle riding skills and provides training to help you improve. There is no test.
You can get discounts on motorcycle insurance once you’ve successfully completed the scheme.
You can take the enhanced rider scheme if you’re a fully licensed motorcyclist and have passed your test.
The scheme is suitable if you:
• have just passed your test
• are returning to riding after a break
• are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle
• want to check your riding standard
A National government initiative to try to make it safer for those on two wheels.
RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Hampshire. I became a member in June 2012 and hold a Gold Grade pass, The county group for Hampshire are RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Hampshire in October 2012 I became a member and passed as a Tutor in November 2012 and started to train my first associate.
Later in October 2014 I passed the RoSPA National Diploma in Advanced Riding Instruction.
Everyone thinks they’re a good rider… right?
Advanced riders are 25% less likely to be involved in an accident.
For some people riding is a stressful chore, while for others it can be a relaxing opportunity to assert themselves. Whichever category you fit into, surveys indicate that 80% of us think that we are above average riders and that accidents only happen to others. But, we probably all know, or have heard about, someone whose life has been changed as a result of a road accident.
RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders aim is to reduce road accidents by encouraging an interest in road safety, by improving riding standards, knowledge and skill. In order to do this RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders have over 50 local groups that will provide free training to help you improve your riding skills and help you train to become an advanced rider.
We can all benefit from taking the advanced test. Not only will you receive cheaper insurance discounts you will protect yourself and your loved ones. Riding a bike may be one of the most dangerous things that you will have to do in any one day, let’s tackle this together and increase our safety on today’s roads.
I Highly Recommend this.
I attended a BikeSafe day at Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service at Winnal in Winchester ran by Hampshire Police on 22 September 2013.
#1. I wanted to know more about BikeSafe as since 2011 when talking with other bikers who do not yet want involvement with any motorcycle club. I have recommended BikeSafe as it “bridges the gap” and gives information to help biker help themselves in riding safety.
#2. I would also welcome all advice on my own riding to help me be a better biker.
As this was a 1-day event, it was split into two, morning theory and remainder road practice, we were advised from the beginning when we go on the road, it is not an assessment but observation to help you, this is true.
BikeSafe does “Bridge the Gap” and is well worth doing if you feel you do not as yet want to get involved with a Motorcycle Club, however if you would like to take your riding further, it was mention that a chap from the Solent Advanced Motorcyclist could be at the finish (Loomies) with a clipboard to sign you up to the IAM but do not feel obligated as it up to you.
A great day and well worth it as knowledge is invaluable and better still when put into practice. BikeSafe is a police-led motorcycle project that is run by most Police forces throughout the UK.
My advice of BikeSafe, go on it do the 1 or 2-day course as the information given out by professional Police Riders could help save your life!