Ride School

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Whilst taking into account any COVID restrictions, we are currently planning to resume Ride School for 2022 (details below).

These classroom sessions are highly informative, covering all the main topics- cornering, overtaking, filtering, progress etc. They are great fun and you gain alot from the interactive sessions and questions and answers that others have. It’s often great comfort to know that others are suffering the same problems that you have!

Note: If you cannot make every single Ride School session, don’t worry as you can ask for help in any area you are not sure of.

Ride School is held at the start of the biking season. With this in mind it is a really useful tool to assist your practical riding. This is the theory behind riding and is invaluable to all who attend.

As for all club activities, please bring your membership card.

Introduction and the Police “System” of motorcycle control

Ever had to react to a situation suddenly? You’ll learn the details of the renowned Police System to ensure that you always have the breathing space to tackle the hazards every biker faces. The System was developed to reduce Police rider accidents in pursuit riding situations; before the System, the accident rate of police drivers and riders was one every 7,000 miles. Since the introduction of “the System” that dropped to one every 70,000 miles.

Bends and Positioning – applying the system of motorcycle control

How safely are you keeping away from likely hazards? How far ahead can you spot what’s going on? Positioning directly affects both. In week 1, you’ll learn how to use your positioning to be more stable when cornering, ride safer and see further ahead. You will also learn about ‘observation links’ and other tricks of the trade. How stable is your bike when cornering?

Motorways

What is different and safe

Location

9.00am – 15.30pm

The Haven Centre
Crawley Down
West Sussex RH10 4LJ

Please book your place with the membership secretary membership@southernriders.org

Overtaking, Filtering and Group Riding with the Backmarker System

How expertly do you overtake? Ever had a close shave or felt rushed? Do you miss safe overtaking opportunities? In week 2, you’ll learn the overtaking techniques used by expert road riders to boost safety and skill. You will also learn our top tips for safe and sound filtering. This is where you’ll learn how to apply the System for finely tuned observation, precise positioning and silky smooth progress to bring your confidence to new heights. We will also be showing the BackMarker system SMART uses when on group rides.

Enjoy!

Location

9.00am – 15.30pm

The Haven Centre
Crawley Down
West Sussex RH10 4LJ

Please book your place with the membership secretary membership@southernriders.org

Week 1 : Sunday March 20th, 2022

Introduction and the Police “System” of motorcycle control

Ever had to react to a situation suddenly? You’ll learn the details of the renowned Police System to ensure that you always have the breathing space to tackle the hazards every biker faces. The System was developed to reduce Police rider accidents in pursuit riding situations; before the System, the accident rate of police drivers and riders was one every 7,000 miles. Since the introduction of “the System” that dropped to one every 70,000 miles.

Bends and Positioning – applying the system of motorcycle control

How safely are you keeping away from likely hazards? How far ahead can you spot what’s going on? Positioning directly affects both. In week 1, you’ll learn how to use your positioning to be more stable when cornering, ride safer and see further ahead. You will also learn about ‘observation links’ and other tricks of the trade. How stable is your bike when cornering?

Motorways

What is different and safe

Location

9.00am – 15.30pm

The Haven Centre
Crawley Down
West Sussex RH10 4LJ

Please book your place with the membership secretary membership@southernriders.org

Week 2 : Sunday April 3rd, 2022

Overtaking, Filtering and Group Riding with the Backmarker System

How expertly do you overtake? Ever had a close shave or felt rushed? Do you miss safe overtaking opportunities? In week 2, you’ll learn the overtaking techniques used by expert road riders to boost safety and skill. You will also learn our top tips for safe and sound filtering. This is where you’ll learn how to apply the System for finely tuned observation, precise positioning and silky smooth progress to bring your confidence to new heights. We will also be showing the BackMarker system SMART uses when on group rides.

Enjoy!

Location

9.00am – 15.30pm

The Haven Centre
Crawley Down
West Sussex RH10 4LJ

Please book your place with the membership secretary membership@southernriders.org