there must be lots of learners out there who dont like to go to the big events,police things etc and cant afford regular tuition or know anywhere..and dont want all the initials/adverts round em etc........Now we have lots of experienced bikers on here who I should think from various points of this isle wouldnt mind just following a local learner for an hour and just give a bit of advice...I dont mean tuition as thats best left to those whose job it is,but its so pricey and sometimes a one to one word is all thats needed to save a life,learners are more at risk than us old heads....One asked me in worcester re this.not a kid either.....thoughts? or will I be shot down by missiles!
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Personally, I think it's a great idea. Like you say, its expensive for the tuition.
And from experience, the instructor can often spend an awful lot of the lesson time on other learners in the group you're out with. The more time spent on the road with a safe, knowledgeable rider the better.
What a good idea
passing on the 'knowledge' to learners by riding with them and when they have passed their test accompanying them whilst they find their feet with the bigger bike is a grand idea. It will also strengthen the bond between bikers new and old. The odd hour hear or there with a new local rider could be quite enjoyable.
Dont try n follow the fast riders when you pass,give yerself time .Thats the best advice I`ve had .
give it a go. I'm also inclined to have a go at the IAM course too. Not because I want a badge on me, or the bike, just to help me ride better and maybe avoid accidents that are my fault for longer
been happening lately anyway ,we've had four different learners ( of all ages) start to come out with us on our Sunday morning rides from Worcester Motorcycle Club .Usually SilverFox looks after them and like you say ,doesn't teach but gives advice if asked for .
This is something that I think about a lot, I am an observer for the IAM and it's amazing the reasons why riders won't have further training.
I would be glad to help someone improve their riding and would always encourage a rider to take on further training to improve skills, and by that I also mean have a go at off roading, track days it doesn't matter what you will learn something and improve your confidence.
Without doubt to be a good road rider you need training with advanced groups such as IAM and Rospa these are the main ones but there are others.
What amazes me is when you offer to help someone improve their riding, they just don't take the offer. My advice is if someone is willing to help you, consider it. But the danger is don't ride with someone who will take you out of your own comfort zone. Preferably use someone trained to do it or someone you know and can trust.
Most experienced riders would be up for it.
Just go along to a local meet, and chat to a few, and ask. If those you speak to aren't interested themselves, they are bound to know someone who is.
Basically, you just want some rideouts, with someone keeping a friendly eye on you, and passing on specific tips useful to your style.
If it ain't fun, don't do it
Well as a learner I think this is a fantastic idea! It would definitely give me more confidence on the road and I would really appreciate any guidance from an experienced rider - what a lovely bunch you are!
well ,after showing my partner the ropes and seeing how she is so safe on the road ,never mind some of the test nonsense cos you dont learn how to ride you tend to learn how to pass,its hard to explain really but \im advanced and well taught,I thought I could ride and drive before that,so I thought,well I couldnt. This came to mind when out in the cotswolds yesterday and came across a 15/16yr old girl on a pink scooter,,full throttle,inn pink loosely fastened open face helmet,skirt and white socks n courts wearing a pink anorak /no gloves.I thought my god ,why doesnt dad get someone he must know who can guide her along a bit!!!!So How do I go about it folks or should I say we?Dont suppose the council would heap ELF n Safety n all that,course the ROAD SAFETY partnership wouldnt like it theyd call it tax avoidance and the POlice wouldnt either .praps local adverts best?Just so some kid doesnt have to join a club if they dont want to?Bike shops? This is really for those passed the CBT and already astride but need advice.
If I start offerin riding practice to young women I'll have their dad round a bit sharpish!
Used to work for a golf pro. He taught blokes from the front, facing 'em. Taught women from behind reaching his arms round, lucky, dirty fecker
well thats it a "Bike Buddy"system ,With the recession I think the bike population will explode in years to come..This to aim at the kid who doesnt have to have all the gear to attend (like police organised ones etc) though 0n arrival he may be advised on it.....But they are most vulnerable when first out and about ie after CBT and not always "open"to authority but will take a "word" in the shell like(we are all the best arent we?) and be able to contact that buddy as they progress.It would need a list of willing riders in each area to be lodged.....a web site would be good but I only know how to do this and ride.....My "pupil"on Monday queried!!!!? my action with a lorry on an island in evesham....she was spot on,I was wrong,made a mistake BUT I had the nouse to get out of it AND still had a plan B,this is the difference,we all make mistakes.just have a plan B,they arent taught this!I think Ill try the local council first see if they can advise....As I say some kids dont want a club as good as they are and they may get to go that way after.....and we dont want all this conditions crap from HnS!!!Just a caring nature. even a little bike care!
In that case Mostly a condition would be you have to be ugly...so thats most of us qualified!