Transport for London (TfL) offers a range of high-quality motorcycle training courses for all types of rider and all types of bikes.
Whether you’re learning to ride, looking to improve your safety or to develop your riding skills, you can find a motorcycle training course to suit your needs.
For details on all TfL motorcycle training courses, or to book a place, visit tfl.gov.uk/motorcycling.
The team at specialist motorcycle insurance experts, Bikesure, have teamed up with TfL to give you the chance to save money on your next motorcycle training day.
Save cash on your BikeSafe-London rider skills day
If you have insurance with Bikesure, simply sign up to BikeSafe-London to enjoy a practical, one-day riding workshop with experienced police motorcyclists – it will allow you to get safer and save money too.
You will get the chance to take part in observed rides, and pick up essential tips and advice on hazard awareness, cornering, overtaking, filtering and group riding.
The training will make you a better rider and help increase your enjoyment of the open road.
Use the discount code “BIKESURE” to save cash
The course costs £45 but riders who live, work or study in London can take advantage of the special £20 Bikesure discount.
Visit www.bikesafe-london.co.uk to book your place and use the discount code “BIKESURE”.
If you are not yet a Bikesure customer, you can still qualify for the £20 discount when you take out your first motorcycle insurance policy.
RoSPA backs increased motorcycle training courses
A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said: “The rider’s skills, training, experience and attitudes are fundamental to safe motorcycling.
“One of the key approaches to improving motorcyclist safety is to ensure riders receive appropriate training when they start (or restart) to use a motorcycle.
“And that they receive further training as they progress in their riding careers, especially as they progress from smaller to larger motorcycles.
“Motorcyclists should be encouraged and helped to continue to develop their riding skills and abilities.”
Sign up for a free TfL motorcycle training courses
If you want to learn to ride a motorcycle, or you are renewing your Compulsory Basic Training, a short online course will help you feel more prepared on the day. It is available on smartphone, tablet or PC.
Preparing for your Compulsory Basic Training covers essential information for riding in London, including:
- The Highway Code
- Road position
- Traffic signs
- How to ride at junctions
- Wearing the right gear
To access the course, visit tfl.gov.uk/motorcycling
Where to take your compulsory basic motorcycle training
If you want to ride a motorcycle, you must pass your Compulsory Basic Training.
It is highly recommended you do this with a training provider approved by the Motorcycle Industry Association.
This guarantees you’ll have the highest standard of training with a friendly and professional instructor.
Accredited training schools are available across London and throughout the country.
To find your nearest provider, visit www.mciac.co.uk
1-2-1 Motorcycle Skills will improve your urban riding and help you to become safer on London’s roads. The course involves:
- One-to-one, two-hour session with an experienced trainer
- You choosing the routes you want to ride, and where to start and finish
Training is available seven days a week, between 6am and 7pm. It is fully funded by TfL and free. To book, visit tfl.gov.uk/motorcycling.