Bike Safe

Check in here for tips and advice to improve your riding skills. From simple tips for new riders, to info on advanced riding courses like the IAM and RoSPA.
Message
Author
User avatar
snapdragon
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 866
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:01 pm

#16 Post by snapdragon » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:22 am

D-Rider wrote:Been intending doing one of these for several years but still not got round to it...//...
Go for it Mr D, I did a weekend with a BikeSafe instructor (privately) in north wales when I'd lost confidence after an off (messy road -car pulled out - oh shit - etc etc) and it really made a difference
Snappy ~~X~X~{:>

User avatar
Tweaker
Clubman Racer
Clubman Racer
Posts: 372
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:10 pm
Location: Huddersfield
Main bike: BMW R1250RS

#17 Post by Tweaker » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:20 am

As everyone has said - just do it. The guys who run it are real enthusiasts. I had a brilliant day out with West Yorks police 3 years ago - and pulling in to Squires cafe with a police escort was priceless! :smt003
The ride is the reason ........ the destination is just the excuse.

User avatar
back_marker
SuperSport Racer
SuperSport Racer
Posts: 650
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:30 pm
Location: Deepest, darkest Wiltshire

#18 Post by back_marker » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:07 pm

I did the wilts one a couple of years ago and although it wasn't as good as others I've heard of, any offer of addtional training by Police riders has got to be a good thing. As an added bonus it was free as well :smt003
Racing is life - anything before or after is just waiting.
- Steve McQueen

User avatar
furygan man
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Leics/W Yorks/Bucks

#19 Post by furygan man » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:19 pm

D-Rider wrote:Depending on when, I might join you Mr Fury.
(maybe rope-in one or two others of the Midlands Massive)
Will confirm after the weekend when i've checked calendar but it looks like 23rd or 30th July, more than likely 23rd at Leics PHQ (Enderby) as it's the nearest one at the end of the M69 and more familiar with the Leics roads, the Warks one appealed from Heritage Museum, Gaydon but it's an early start and will take an hour to get there!

N Yorks one was free but they split it over two half days rather than one, but the roads around Thirsk would have been good

Thanks for the replies and encouragement, will def do this and report back after

User avatar
furygan man
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Leics/W Yorks/Bucks

#20 Post by furygan man » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:10 pm

Have booked it for this Saturday with Leics Police, will let you know how it goes. Will be going to Silverstone the next day for WSB

User avatar
HowardQ
World Champion
Posts: 3920
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:20 pm
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

#21 Post by HowardQ » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:20 pm

Hope you enjoy both days!
HowardQ

Take a ride on the Dark Side :smt004 :smt096 :smt004

2001 Aprilia Falco in Black
2002 Kawasaki ZX9R F1P

User avatar
furygan man
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Leics/W Yorks/Bucks

#22 Post by furygan man » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:33 am

Well i survived!!

I had a fantastic day, the weather was excellent, the other guy didn't turn up and so it was 1-2-1. Once the DVD bit was over with we were out on the Leics roads for around 3 hours, heading over to Market Harborough nick for lunch on their roof terrace!

I picked up so many hints and tips, and the guy was a real biking enthusiast and loved the Falco and the noise it made when he was following me

Prob not everyone's cup of tea but for a novice like me BRILLIANT! He's videoed the whole thing so will be getting that through once it's been edited. Looking at the rear tyre it became evident that i was leaning over an awful lot more so in the 3 hours i was out i advanced a great deal as my total miles on a bike totals 3600miles in the last 18 months

Image
(yes they're white boots...get over it! :smt003 )
Image

User avatar
Samray
Double World Champion
Posts: 6234
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:36 pm
Location: Riding round with Sheene and Simoncelli

#23 Post by Samray » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:42 am

Impersonating a P.C. eh ! :smt003
Obviously a real good experience. :smt001
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.

User avatar
randomsquid
Wear the Fox Hat
Posts: 2244
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:10 pm
Location: West Mids

#24 Post by randomsquid » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:44 pm

He's obviously an enthusiast, or you'd have got a ticket for loud boots.
Where ever I lay my hat.....

User avatar
furygan man
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Leics/W Yorks/Bucks

#25 Post by furygan man » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:46 pm

randomsquid wrote:He's obviously an enthusiast, or you'd have got a ticket for loud boots.

We did actually discuss this and because they carry the BS kite mark and are stamped 'road legal' it was all fine!!

User avatar
Aladinsaneuk
Aprilia Admin
Posts: 9503
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:37 pm
Location: Webfoot territory

#26 Post by Aladinsaneuk » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:21 pm

I think you may have to start parking with the yellow falcos.....


Let's face it, you wouldn't go to a nurse to get good advice on a problem with a Falco - you'd choose an Engineer or a mechanic...


User avatar
furygan man
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Leics/W Yorks/Bucks

#27 Post by furygan man » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:14 pm

Aladinsaneuk wrote:I think you may have to start parking with the yellow falcos.....
...there's a joke/pun in there somewhere...anyone?

User avatar
GregD-UK
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:21 am
Location: North East - Sunderland

Cop Training...

#28 Post by GregD-UK » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi all,

Just checked Durham website, one-on-one training is £100! If you are new to riding, or returning after a long break, introductory offer of £35. How come you guys get it for free :smt017

Might go on it though....
My warranty is the clear/smoked tail lights around the corner!!

User avatar
MartDude
Admin
Admin
Posts: 2857
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 11:36 am
Location: South Shropshire

#29 Post by MartDude » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:09 pm

Varies from area to area; our local force (West Mercia) don't do it; nearest are West Mids (Edgbaston) & Gloucester.
It flies sideways through time
It's an electric line
To your zodiac sign
I've got a Black and Silver Machine!

User avatar
furygan man
SuperBike Racer
SuperBike Racer
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Leics/W Yorks/Bucks

Re: Cop Training...

#30 Post by furygan man » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:33 pm

GregD-UK wrote:Hi all,

Just checked Durham website, one-on-one training is £100! If you are new to riding, or returning after a long break, introductory offer of £35. How come you guys get it for free :smt017

Might go on it though....
Sounds a bit steep that, as has been said it does vary from force to force. Leics and Warks were £60, as was West Yorks, North Yorks was free, some do it over 1 day, others two halfdays. Bucks didn't do one at all, because of my circumstances I had pick of a fe w courses...as well as the experience because it's an official course u get a certificate which could get u discount on ur insurance

Post Reply