• Full day motorcycle training course
• Improve your riding skills on both the track and public roads
• Participants must provide their own legal road bike
Four Training Sessions covering:
• How to avoid getting it wrong and crash analysis (theory)
• Machine handling skills (circuit)
• Defensive riding skills (circuit)
• Smart Rider observed ride out (public road)
What Can I Expect
This is motorcycle training, but not as you know it! These road riding courses take place on a race track. Now that might sound like a daft proposition, but it actually really makes sense. Run in partnership with the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and Hopp Rider Training, you get the best of both worlds on these motorbike training days.
Held at the famous Cadwell Park circuit near Louth in Lincolnshire, the idea is to improve rider skills on road, by training off road. There are lots of advantages. For a start you’re all going round the track in the same direction, there’s no on-coming traffic and no obstacles on or on the edge of the track. Another plus point is that by doing circuits, you get to do the same corners over and over again, so you can really hone your skills. After all, they say practice makes perfect - and better to do that away from the public roads.
To take part in these motorcycle training days there are several criteria that need to be met. You need to have you own road legal motorbike, so no track bikes are accepted. Anything 125cc or less isn't allowed and you’ll need a full licence to take part too. Your bike will have to pass a noise test too at Cadwell and track day etiquette will be followed, with strict rules regarding over taking. In essence, these motorcycle classes are to improve your road riding skills, not to race - but they are still a thrilling experience, especially if you’ve never ridden on a circuit before.
On the day, motorbikers will be split into groups according to riding style and experience. In general, the most experienced will head out onto the track in the morning, with the others attending the classroom session. You’ll then swap over in the afternoon.
Class teaching focuses around the important subject of crash analysis. During the session you’ll look at rider pre-conceptions, reading the road and how to avoid getting into situations on the public roads. It’s done step by step, breaking down a crash to see what happened and why. It’s informative stuff and it could save your life. Another lifesaving session is the Biker First Aid workshop. This is a practical session run by Lincolnshire charity group L.I.V.E.S, which is made up of experienced First Responders.
Out on the track, it's on-bike training. Instructors will be lapping around Cadwell too, so they can observe and offer tips and advice on your practical riding skills. There’ll be regular breaks to communicate and chat about things, before heading back out on the circuit. Everything from machine handling skills and defensive riding skills will be covered.
After doing your track, classroom and practical workshops, these motorcycle training days conclude with a Smart Rider evaluation. This is where you’ll head out in pairs with an bike instructor, to ride on the public roads around Cadwell. It’s a brilliant way to round up everything you’ve seen and done during your training day, with the instructors observing and assessing how you put your track-learnt road riding skills into practice in the real world!
Current 2018 Dates
• Wednesday 16th May
• Tuesday 18th September
• Participants should arrive at 7.30am with the first briefing at 8.30am
• Minimum age 17
• Participants should have a full UK bike (Cat A) licence
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Food and refreshments can be purchased from the club house
• No track bikes, scooters or 125cc bikes are permitted
• Cadwell Park Circuit, near Louth