Meeting on the last

Wednesday of the month at 19:30:

Aughton Institute

Bold Lane

Aughton

Ormskirk

L39 6SG

 

Training Location:

Lakeside Building,

Alexandra Business Park,

Prescot Road,

St Helens,

WA10 3TP

 

Correspondence to:

RoSPA Secretary

12 Fullwood Mews

Little Sutton

Cheshire

CH66 3SS

 

National Website

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Welcome to RoSPA Advanced Rider Training Merseyside & Lancashire.

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Welcome to our website.  Our aim is to positively contribute to road safety and to help motorcyclists become safer riders through the development of their skills, knowledge and to achieve the standard for the RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle Test.   We operate on a not for profit basis.

 

There are many myths and misconceptions held about advanced riding.  Although our main focus is rider and road safety, this does not mean we don’t like to have fun riding our bikes.  We believe a well trained rider is usually quicker, smoother and definitely safer, than an untrained rider.  If you'd like to improve your riding, or just socialise with other riders why not come and visit us at one of our monthly meetings. We'll be happy to tell you a bit more and give you some idea as to what you can expect to gain from advanced training with / or joining our group.

 

Your's Sincerely

 

Mike Ireland

Group Chairman 

 

 

What's the value of this training, what do the Stats Say?

 

North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership, motorcycle accident statistics 2003 - 2013 [click Left] show key risk areas motorcyclists face daily in relation to accidents.   The RoSPA training course is specifically designed to address these risks through the application of two principles: enhanced AWARENESS and TRAINING the result being to lower your risk of accident and injury.  Unforutnately the course does not address the risk of residing in Yorkshire! ;-)..

 

 

Why RoSPA?

 

"The RoSPA training course is widely regarded to be the most challenging advanced motorcycling course available to the public.  At the end of your course you can take a test which is conducted by a Police Advanced certificate holder. They will grade your ride and complete a comprehensive written report on your performance.  The RoSPA awards consist of Bronze (advanced standard), Silver and Gold - Gold being the highest civilian riding standard available to the public and the holder will be a master of his or her craft."

http://courses.independent.co.uk/training-provider/the-royal-society-for-the-prevention-of-accidents-rospa-13873

 

Why Advanced training?

'THINK' Campaign's 'Never Too Good' to be a better rider series featuring Alan Davies, Chaz Davies and RoSPA's Merseyside Examiner, Mike Addison.

 

 

 

What benefits could you expect from joining RoADAR Merseyside, undertaking training and testing?

 

Undertaking Training:

  1. Safer riding - Up to 20% reduction in risk of having an accident
  2. MORE CONFIDENCE & ENJOYMENT of your motorcycle & Less stress whilst riding
  3. Improved fuel consumption
  4. Less wear and tear on you and your bike
  5. Improved Hazard perception, planning and smoothness
  6. Defensive riding principles and techniques
  7. Refresh and improve knowledge of the Highway Code and the Police Riding Handbook: Roadcraft.
  8. Join and contribute to a network of motorcyclists seeking to improve and hone their skills.
  9. Reduction in your insurance premiums

 

RoADAR Merseyside Membership

  1. Regular rideouts and events
  2. Monthly meetings: Guest Speakers and Presentations
  3. Thriving Social side – partners & friends welcome
  4. Group Trips short breaks and tours
  5. Charity fundraising/events
  6. Development opportunities:
    1. Tutor / Advanced Tutor training
    2. RoSPA Diploma training
    3. Presentation skills
    4. Proactive Contributing to Road Safety through liaison with other bodies and groups.
    5. Bikesafe with Merseyside and Lancashire Constabularies
    6. Bikerdown Initiatives with Fire and Rescue Services
      1. First Aid
      2. Riding Skills
    7. Blood Bike rider training
  7. Group discount scheme
  8. Social events

Taking the RoSPA Test

  1. A comprehensive report on your riding completed by a qualified examiner
  2. Twelve months RoSPA membership
  3. 1 years subscription to RoSPA's Road Safety Journal "Care on the Road" delivered to your address bi-monthly.

 

Feedback:

 

‘I passed my bike test but wanted to learn more and I definately did on this course.  The tutors were fantastic, a genuinely great bunch: knowledgeable and all had a relaxed approach which helped a lot.  I feel a lot safer on my bike having completed this training, thank you’.

 

‘I learned a lot from this course and feel a lot safer.  I would recommend this training to any biker that is open to learning a bit more’.

 

‘A refreshingly down to earth bunch which you wouldn’t normally associate with advanced training.  Fantastic, thanks for everything!’

 

‘Great course, great training.  I’m looking forward to getting involved, thanks guys!’

 

‘This course really opened my eyes!  The training was excellent but delivered in a down to earth manner, a great initiative!  Thanks..’

 

'I passed my test, did Bikesafe, IAM and now RoSPA.  I would recommend this course to all bikers wanting to improve and refine their skills.   Good bunch of down to earth bikers..

 

 

Our idea was to fill a need for a group in the Merseyside area. Our aim is to promote and positively contribute to road safety and provide advanced motorcycle training, skills & development.  At the end of the training a test CAN be undertaken, a comprehensive report compiled and a graded result achieved that will be recognised widely.

 

The video below gives you some idea of what is involved when you join one of the advanced courses run each year.

 

Despite it’s serious nature and context, we are a happy group and try not to take ourselves too seriously. 

 

Most Tutors cite their primary motivation is seeing the improvement and enjoyment of riders who have undertaken our courses and developed their skills.

 

We have had and continue to have a pleasing number of test passes from courses, and some of the first students have now continued their development within the group.

 

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