MKAM Launch Better Riding Course

Mar 07, 2016

Better Riding Course 2016.

Commencing Thursday 31st March a Better Riding Course will commence. This is the theory behind advanced/defensive riding and will be held at Milton Keynes Police Station for 5 consecutive weeks on Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm each week.

The course is presented by Rod Hardie, ex Police motorcyclist and MKAM Observer and Bob Woods ex Police Motorcyclist, current instructor with the Thames Valley Police Driving School and IAM examiner. This course is for all motorcyclists, particularly helpful for those preparing for their advanced test.

The course is classroom based in the evenings with two opportunity to get the bikes out - on Saturday 16th April there is a ‘machine control day’ held locally and on Sunday 10th May there is an opportunity to attend Milton Keynes Police Station and be accompanied by a serving ‘Traffic’ Police Officer for an assessment ride.

This course if free for members of MKAM.

If interested please contact Rod Hardie MK 686176 or e-mail “

Better Riding Course

March 2016

Police Station, 302 North Row, Witan Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 2DS

Session 1

Thursday 31st March

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Introduction – aims of the course.

Attitudes and The System

Session 2

Thursday 7th April

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Review of week 1

Observation, Acceleration, Braking, Gears and Steering, Skidding

Session 3

Thursday 14th April

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Positioning and cornering

Riding Day

Saturday 16th April

10.00am - 3.00pm

Machine Control Day, Open University Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Session 4

Thursday 21st April

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Highway Code, Lines and Signs, Signals and Overtaking

Check Ride

Sunday 24th April

09.00 hrs – 12.00hrs

13.00hrs – 16.00hrs

Demonstration & check rides will take place on Sunday 24th April either morning or afternoon.

Session 5

Thursday 28th April

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Debrief of demonstration rides.

Motorway riding, speed and safety and overview.

Category: Motorbikes