A few years ago I trained for the RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle Test with Gloucestershire RoADAR (RoSPA Advanced Drivers & Riders), gaining a Silver Award. Visit the local group’s Web site for more information or contact me for my observations on the RoSPA training and qualification.
If you’re ‘south of the border’, our sister group can be contacted via their Web site at Wiltshire RoADAR.
Also providing advanced motorcycling training is the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).
Advanced Motorcycle Training Blog
- 29-Aug-2013 : The RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle TestExaminer: David Collicott. Distance 43.1 miles. After five years, two false starts, three tutors and two check-out rides, the time had finally come for me to put my motorcycling abilities to the test, and at long last my cheque for £54 was in the post. Four weeks later I found myself pulling into a side road ...
- 16-Jul-2013 : Training ride #15Tutor: Steve Kendall. Distance: 49.9 miles. Despite planning the route carefully in advance, we were diverted twice by the police in order to avoid an accident scene: http://incidents.glosfire.gov.uk/incident_detail.asp?ID=2565. (Hopefully the link won’t expire!) View Larger Map
- 09-Jul-2013 : Training ride #14Tutor: Steve Kendall. Distance: 41.7 miles. Last week’s route reversed. View Larger Map
- 02-Jul-2013 : Training ride #13Tutor: Steve Kendall. Distance: 46.5 miles. A gentle start through Hartpury, Tirley and Apperley; through Tredington and on to Gotherington and Gretton where the road gets narrower and twistier, and then into Winchcombe; and finally down Corndean Lane for a 5.7 mile stretch of narrow, twisty roads with blind brows and bends, tree cover, adverse cambers, ...
- 25-Jun-2013 : Training ride #12Tutor: Steve Kendall. Distance: 46.0 miles – with detours! Out to Stow-on-the-Wold on A/B roads, across to Toddington taking in a variety of minor and single-track roads, then down through Winchcombe back into Cheltenham. View Larger Map
- 17-Jun-2013 : Training ride #11Tutor: Steve Kendall. Distance: 46.4 miles. Seven Springs – Cirencester – Stroud – Slad View Larger Map
- 27-Apr-2013 : Training ride #10Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 59.3 miles. Gloucester – Ross-on-Wye – Coleford – Chepstow – Bristol View Larger Map
- 08-Dec-2012 : Training ride #9Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: not recorded.
- 17-Nov-2012 : Training ride #8Tutor: Mike Wescott. Distance: 52.9 miles. View Larger Map
- 27-Oct-2012 : Training ride #7Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 60 miles.
- 14-Oct-2012 : Training ride #6Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 40 miles.
- 16-Sep-2012 : Training ride #5Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 70 miles.
- 28-Jul-2012 : Training ride #4Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 65 miles.
- 15-Jul-2012 : Training ride #3Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 62 miles.
- 04-Jun-2012 : Training ride #2Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: not recorded.
- 20-May-2012 : Training ride #1Tutor: Stephen Wilkinson-Carr. Distance: 40 miles.