The training is based on Motorcycle Roadcraft – The Police Rider’s Handbook – with reference to the Highway Code.
Training is conducted by N.A.M. Observers who have not only taken and passed the Advanced test themselves, but have subsequently improved their own riding to an even higher standard and have been trained as Observers, to effectively pass on that knowledge to others.
As soon as your “Skills for Life” membership is confirmed, you will be invited to the next group meeting or, if more convenient, a group ride to meet the Chief Observer for an introductory chat. You will be allocated to an Observer who will coach you on a 1-2-1 basis.
Your riding skills will be assessed on all types of road, with the observer providing guidance when appropriate, and when the Observer decides your riding is of a sufficiently high standard, it will be cross-checked (mock test) by a Senior Observer. We are able to video record some cross-checks and provide you with a copy of the recording.
The advantage of this type of coaching is that it can be carried out at mutually convenient times and is tailored to your needs, though on average six or seven sessions lasting about 2 1/2 hours each is sufficient. Alternatively, if there is enough demand, we will run a course over a couple of weekends. Over the course of the weekends you will ride with a number of different observers, allowing you to draw on even more experience. These have worked well in the past and are also a great way of meeting other club members. Contact Us to join.