'The aim of the group is to encourage and promote interest in road safety by providing help and advice to those members of the general motoring public who wish to review, adapt and update their driving / riding skills in preparation for the RoSPA Advanced Drivers' and Riders (RoADAR), Advanced Driving / Riding Tests. Tuition is provided free to group members by RoADAR registered group tutors, all of whom have passed the test at the highest grades and are registered tutors with RoADAR.
It would surprise you how many people think about seeking advanced training but have been reluctant to take it any further thinking it is a dark art, shrouded in secrecy. Nothing could be further from the truth though and whilst it is a serious business as a group we fully realise that motorcyclists, on the whole, ride for fun and we strive to make it an enjoyable experience, giving you additional skills and an added enjoyment of riding. A few years ago, the UK Government, through their Think! campaign produced a series of short videos featuring actor and comedian Alan Davies and bike racer Chaz Davies, following them on their advanced riding journey. You can find these videos in our video section HERE. They give a great insight into the benefits of advanced training and show how practical and dare we say enjoyable the training is. If you are thinking of what your next step should be to make you a safe and happier rider have a look at the films and get in touch with us by clickingHERE and have a discussion about what your next move should be
As a group we are always pleased when a member is successful when sitting their test but we’re particular chuffed with the latest result. This week we saw Elizabeth Steen become the latest member of the group to pass her Advanced Motorcycle Test. What makes this more notable is Elizabeth is fairly new to riding a motorbike and came to the group shortly after passing her DSA test. In her time on a bike Elizabeth has probably only covered something like 4000 miles and whilst others might feel daunted and hesitant because of that lack of experience Elizabeth didn’t let that put her off. Her aim was to gain experience and skills that would make her safer on the road and that is exactly what she has achieved. Supported by her Tutor, Martin Kerr, Elizabeth committed to the training and her efforts have been justly rewarded.
Not content with what she has achieved so far she plans to maintain her group membership and continue to develop as a rider in time for her triennial test.