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Basic Motorcycle Courses and Training

This beginner motorcycle riding course takes a rider who has never ridden a motorbike to a level where they can safely commute.

  • Aims of basic training
  • Safety equipment and clothing
  • Eyesight check
  • Motorcycles and their controls
  • Basic safety checks and use of stands
  • Wheeling the motorcycle and braking to a stop
  • Starting and stopping the engine
  • Riding in a straight line and stopping
  • Slow riding
  • Using the brakes
  • Riding in a figure-of-eight
  • Changing gears
  • Emergency stopping
  • Rear observation
  • Turning left and right at junctions
  • U-turns•Riders brief prior to on-road training
  • Practical on-road training using bike-to-bike radios, so your instructor can warn of potential hazards. In this element we will practice the following:
    • Conspicuity
    • Legal requirements
    • Vulnerability
    • Speed
    • Anticipation
    • Rear observation
    • Road positioning
    • Separation distance
    • Weather conditions

For a PDF of the various pre road test manoeuvres please click here






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