1st Class Rider News

Feb

6

FREE Motorcycle Training

By Andy Smith

We are pleased to be supporting a scheme funded by the Welsh Assembly Government & Cardiff Council that provides a full day of Motorcycle Training in order to reduce Rider Casualties.

Provided by Approved Training Bodies, of which 1st Class Rider Training is one.  We use expert instructors, including Police Class 1 Riders, RoSPA Advanced Tutors and Examiners for the RoSPA Advanced Test. This is training to the highest standard.

The scheme , which we were pioneering at its inception has drawn much acclaim from riders who have gone before, and also much praise from the Cardiff Council Road Safety Officer  ( whose money pays for your course!!)

The course consists of a joint classroom based presentation/discussion before splitting into matched pairs for the rest of the day out on road, with an Instructor in radio contact.

Topics covered in the classroom include, observation skills, junctions, filtering, SMIDSYs and much more.

To secure your place (whilst the funding is still available) contact me to get on the list.

The best place to find the latest dates is to follow us on our Facebook Page ‘1st Class Rider Training’.

The scheme is aimed at any rider who has completed a cbt, or holds a full licence and for those right up to ‘Advanced’ level. It is aimed at you using your own bike.

Get on the list. Text me on 07545567273.

Come on……. you know you want to!

Nov

29

Christmas Hospital Teddy Bear Run. Saturday 19th December

By Andy Smith

Meeting at 10am on Saturday the 19th of December.  (Not a Sunday this year).

As a Traffic Cop we often found ourselves at the casualty department dealing with the aftermath of road crashes.  It was all the more distressing when these involved children.  Some years ago we set up a fund to provide Teddy Bears be handed to any children who were unfortunate enough to find themselves in A&E  over the Christmas period.  It was found that if a child becomes attached to a cuddly toy whilst they are receiving treatment, it aids their recovery if they are allowed to take the toy home with them.  Obviously there is no funding for this is in the NHS.  So we need you!

Meeting at 10am at Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar to ride down to the Children’s Casualty Unit at University Hospital of Wales – UHW Heath Hospital.

We will then continue with a ride out to a suitable cafe for some refreshments.

Size Matters!!  Smaller Teddies are better, as they don’t get in the way of any treatment that the child is receiving. Please don’t wrap them.  These are not meant as Christmas presents…. they are New Friends in Waiting!

Please spread the word.  Let’s fill the World with Teddy Bears.

Ikea are selling perfectly sized Soft Toys, where you can fill your panniers for just a couple of quid.

Jul

27

Free Motorcycle Training

By Andy Smith

We are pleased to have been instrumental in implementing a scheme offering Free Motorcycle Training in the South Wales area.

Funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and Local Authority Council Road Safety Departments, we are able to offer a minimum of a 7 hour training day, which takes place on your own bike.

The format of the day starts with a classroom based theory discussion/presentation where course candidates share their experiences and discuss topics such as filtering, junctions, crash avoidance, observation links and skills and much more.  The day continues out on the road, in radio contact with your instructor in a ratio of 2:1.  The road session takes in a variety of road and traffic situations under the guidance of your expert instructors.

This scheme is open to any rider who has completed a cbt and right up to those who are full licence holders.  With us you can train with Police Class 1 Instructors who are experts in their field and highly qualified.

Various dates are available throughout the year and the sessions are tailored to the needs of each rider.  Riders are matched for the road ride.

The feedback we have received from this scheme has been outstanding and many candidates have gone on to take further and advanced training with some gaining very high grades having taken their Advanced Motorcycle Tests.

This 1 day course has something to offer all riders……. and it’s free!!

Contact us now to get on the list for future dates.

If you are interested in our acclaimed 3 Countries Advanced Motorcycle Course then check our our advanced-training page. Click the link in the menu list on the left.

Don’t put it off.  Book a free training day now, whilst the funding is still available.

May

10

Highlander at Eilean Doonan Castle. “Look McLeod… A group of bikers approaching the Castle. It looks like the 3 Countries Advanced Motorcycle Course “. “But there can be only one”!!! “Yes..It must be 1st Class”!

By Andy Smith

Highlander at Eilean Doonan Castle.

“Look McLeod… A group of bikers approaching the Castle. It looks like the 3 Countries Advanced Motorcycle Course “.

“But there can be only one”!!!

“Yes..It must be 1st Class”! From: http://ift.tt/1hd7ojD

May

10

The Mcbriefing!

By Andy Smith

The Mcbriefing! From: http://ift.tt/1hd7ojD

May

10

Warming Down…

By Andy Smith

Warming Down… From: http://ift.tt/1hd7ojD

May

10

By Andy Smith

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May

10

By Andy Smith

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May

9

Vehicle Checks. Craig & Charlie on their Cbt today have the vehicle safety checks explained to them by Instructor Dixie. Both keen to get going on the bike, but it is important to be able to carry out some basic maintenance checks on your bike. Keep it safe.

By Andy Smith

Vehicle Checks.

Craig & Charlie on their Cbt today have the vehicle safety checks explained to them by Instructor Dixie.

Both keen to get going on the bike, but it is important to be able to carry out some basic maintenance checks on your bike.

Keep it safe. From: http://ift.tt/1hd7ojD

May

8

“You know Bond, We should have come up here on a bike”… “Yes M, that would be 1st Class”! http://ift.tt/1oRGCSl

By Andy Smith

“You know Bond, We should have come up here on a bike”…

“Yes M, that would be 1st Class”!

http://ift.tt/1oRGCSl From: http://ift.tt/1hd7ojD


CALL US NOW for more info or to book your training: 07545 567 273