The course is designed for novice riders or those who have never ridden a motorcycle or scooter before and is done over two sessions.

After a brief discussion about the legal requirements before you can ride a bike and the various types of clothing a rider should consider wearing, the trainee is then introduced to the machine and its controls.

When the trainee has mastered moving off safely, he or she will then go though a variety of drills which provide the basis for understanding the System of Motorcycle Control.

The second session starts with a further discussion about recognising the risks involved and how to limit them and also the Highway Code. This is followed by a Road Ride, which lasts a minimum of 90 minutes, during which time the trainee will get experience of as many different road formats and junctions as is practicable. The instructor will be in radio contact giving advice and assessing the trainee’s abilities.