Ride Forever - Bronze

The Ride Forever Bronze course is highly subsidised through ACC. The course is aimed at riders with a learner motorcycle licence and riders new to their restricted licence, who are riding LAMS-approved motorcycles. This training course is designed for riders currently riding on road, and specifically focuses on NZTA's Competency Based Training Assessment (CBTA) competencies and tasks, supporting riders to pass the Class 6 CBTA Restricted or Full licence assessment.

Description

The Bronze course takes riders on local roads, predominantly in an urban setting although higher speed roads may be encountered.

Riders and their machines must be capable of riding competently on the road at all posted speed limits, including 100km/hr on the motorway and open road.

Courses are run in small groups, up to 6 trainees to 1 instructor. Across the training day, this allows for individual tuition and feedback to help each rider improve.

Courses are mostly riding – you may cover a distance of around 100km during the day, depending on the level of course.

The first part of the day includes introductions and some discussion, so as soon as you start riding you have some additional knowledge and skills to put into practise.

Topics may include:

  • Pre-ride checks for your bike
  • Safety gear
  • Riding in a group
  • Observation techniques
  • Interaction with other road users
  • Motorcycle control – slow maneuvering, emergency braking
  • Basic Roadcraft principles
  • Road positioning
  • Cornering
  • CBTA assessment criteria

Prerequisites

All Road Code rules must be adhered to during the training course. Prior to attending your course, please ensure you have read, understood and are applying the Road Code.

Bring your motorcycle licence with you to the course. You must be able to competently ride your motorcycle on the road at all posted speed limits.

Ensure your motorcycle is legal and at WoF standard, and appropriate for your license (LAMS approved if required)

Check over your motorcycle prior to the course to ensure it is operating safely and reliably, check and set your tyre pressures, arrive at the course with a full fuel tank.

Bring food, drink and snacks with you for the day – we usually stop at a café where you can purchase lunch if you wish.

Bring any additional personal items you may require for the day ie. reading glasses, hat/cap, sun block etc

Wear appropriate motorcycle riding gear, and bring/wear wet weather riding gear – minimum all skin must be covered.

Courses WILL run in wet weather. When booking your course, be prepared to ride if it is wet on the day.

Please ensure you are committed to the training before you make your booking. If you are booked and do not attend, or cancel last minute, we do not receive the subsidy, and someone else may miss out on your place. Important - should you cancel last minute or are a no show on the day, we reserve the right to invoice you $150 towards part of our costs of providing the training. Our instructors are committed to providing the training (subject to minimum numbers), and we appreciate your commitment to attend.

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