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Urban Commuter

The Urban Commuter course is aimed at newer motorcycle riders wanting to build early skills and confidence, and who are riding on road in mainly urban areas. Urban Commuter is a stepping stone towards the next level - Ride Forever Bronze course.

Description

The Urban Commuter course takes riders on a range of urban roads and intersections, corners, and riding exercises in a carpark.

Courses are run in small groups, which allows for individual tuition and feedback to help each rider improve.

The first part of the course 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
  • Observation techniques
  • Interaction with other road users
  • Dealing with traffic
  • Motorcycle control – slow manoeuvring, emergency braking
  • Positioning to see and be seen
  • Cornering
  • Common commuter hazards

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 in 50km/hr areas.

Ensure your motorcycle is legal and at WoF standard, and appropriate for your license (LAMS approved as 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 a drink and snacks with you for the session.

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 $75 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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