- Stricter punishments for speeding offences in Engl...
24th April 2017
- Meet Police Scotland’s motorcycle safety camera
12th April 2017
Have you heard of Police Scotlands latest safety camera? It's a motorcycle!
- Norwegian motorcyclist tells her story after a cra...
7th April 2017
Remember the Norwegian girl who got hit by a Tesla? Great interview with her, video on FEMA site here Read more...
3rd April 2017
This is brilliant. Shame our telephone number has changed - 0116 2795112 but the url is still the same!
- BMF events: what's coming up in 2017?
29th March 2017
What are your riding plans for 2017? Find out more about our events taking place this summer or try something new and go international with the FIM
- Blood Bikes – biking in memory of a brother
27th March 2017
Colette Falloon hadn’t ridden a bike in 15 years… but she is determined to become a Blood Biker in memory of her brother, Marcel
- Tell a friend – free opportunities to try motorc...
24th March 2017
Do you know someone who'd like to try motorcycling? The Motorcycle Industry Association GB's GetOn offers free try-out sessions for new riders
- Michelin Power Days for 2017 announced
22nd March 2017
Take part in a track days with Terry Rymer at five UK circuits this summer
- MotoGP is going electric
20th March 2017
New electric MotoGP race series to begin in 2019
- Bike insurance prices rise again
17th March 2017
Law changes mean insurance prices are set to rise again
- First motorcycle bought using Plug-In grant
15th March 2017
Are you considering purchasing an electric bike? The government will subsidise the cost by 20% or £1,500.
- Arrive Alive Appeal: Home
15th March 2017
While we hope that you are not the one that needs emergency assistance, it goes without saying that motorcyclists are often the ones that need a rapid response team. That these ...
Why should you do advanced motorcycle training?
Remember when you gained your licence and bought a bike, ready to hit the road (hopefully not literally)? You were alone on the road for the first time, with no instructor talking in your ear and making sure you spot that car pulling out of the junction ahead. And now, even when you have been riding a while, you know that everyone’s confidence wavers from time to time – there's nothing to protect your fragile bodies from the impact of, well, anything that might get in your way!
That's where advanced riding training comes in. From theory sessions looking at the Highway Code and road positioning to riding on some of the most beautiful roads you've ever seen, this course will give anyone so much confidence that their skills improve almost instantly! Essentially, everything hinges on riding safely and smoothly.
Before long, you get the chance to put the theory into practice. Reading the road – the markings, the signs, the hedges and telegraph poles – it's amazing how much you can learn about a particular bend just by concentrating on what's around you. Guided by an instructor's line (from left to right across the tarmac) and a constant commentary of observations, you will feel more confident in your own abilities. You will learn to chase the vanishing point – as soon as you see the broken line in the middle of the road it's time to open the throttle, and just by positioning yourself that little bit further out to the left hand side of the lane, your view around to the right is enhanced considerably.
Little things like this can make a huge difference to your mindset on the road, making you feel safe and in control. Sadly, we are more vulnerable than other road users, so as responsible riders we need to be as confident and prepared as possible. If you're new to motorcycling or struggling with anxieties about riding alone, then an advanced riding course could be just the thing to help you on your way.
Find out more about BMF's available training advice here.