Objective:

The Urban Commuter training course is a half day training course that is ideal for riders wanting to develop the skills to stay safe while commuting, improve their riding skills and gain more confidence when riding in primarily urban environments.

The training is aimed at motorcycle riders who have had on road riding experience in urban areas, and new motorcycle riders looking to build early skills and confidence.

You’ll be under the guidance of a professional instructor at all times, and emerge a more confident, competent and safer rider.

Course Content:

Courses are run in small groups, up to 6 trainees to 1 instructor. Across the training session, this allows for individual tuition and feedback to help each rider improve.

Courses are mostly riding, with the first part of the day including introductions and some discussion, so as soon as you start riding you have some additional knowledge and skills to put into practise straight away.

Topics may include:

  • Pre-ride checks for your bike
  • Safety gear
  • Observation techniques
  • Interaction with other road users
  • Dealing with traffic
  • Motorcycle control – slow maneuvering, emergency braking
  • Positioning to see and be seen
  • Cornering
  • Common commuter hazards

Course Duration:

  • Half day – either morning or afternoon

Your Investment:

  • $20.00 non-refundable fee

Course Locations:

  • Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, West Coast.

Additional information:

More information about the Ride Forever programme is available at: www.rideforever.co.nz.

All Road Code rules must be adhered to during the training course. Prior to attending your course, please ensure you have read, understood and are applying the Road Code.

Bring your motorcycle licence with you to the course. Ensure your motorcycle is legal and at WoF standard, and appropriate for your license (LAMS approved if required)

Check over your motorcycle prior to the course to ensure it is operating safely and reliably, check and set your tyre pressures, arrive at the course with a full fuel tank.

Bring a drink and snacks with you for the session.

Bring any additional personal items you may require for the day ie. reading glasses, hat/cap, sun block etc

Wear appropriate motorcycle riding gear, and bring/wear wet weather riding gear – minimum all skin must be covered.

Courses WILL run in wet weather. When booking your course, be prepared to ride if it is wet on the day.

Please ensure you are committed to the training before you make your booking. If you are booked and do not attend, or cancel last minute, we do not receive the subsidy, and someone else may miss out on your place. Important - should you cancel last minute or are a no show on the day, we reserve the right to invoice you $75 towards part of our costs of providing the training. Our instructors are committed to providing the training (subject to minimum numbers), and we appreciate your commitment to attend.

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