What is the Advanced Riding Course
Training for the advanced test includes a short (2 evenings
+ one Saturday) course. The "Advanced Riding Course"
has elements of classroom theory instruction. This is followed
by a ride out at the weekend accompanied by a class one police
rider who will demonstrate good riding technique
and then comment (constructively) on your own riding.
very useful, this element of the training is not essential so
if you are unable to make any or all of the sessions of the
advanced riding course you can still gain from the training
The next stage is that you will be allocated a trained
observer who will accompany you at mutually convenient
times and provide ongoing advice, guidance and demonstration.
A one time fee of £85 (£75 for under 26's )
- includes your first years membership, copies of "Pass
Your Advanced Motorcycling Test" and "The Highway
Code" plus the Advanced Riding Course, there is no further
charge for your test preparation, other than making a contribution
to cover the observer's petrol costs. The fee for the IAM
Test itself is also included - there is no obligation
to take the test although most associate members do - the national
pass rate is about 68%, the pass rate for our group is over
If you are interested in safer motorcycling you might find this study of motorcycle accidents from the Dept for Transport interesting