Raise Your Ride
Some simple advice to make your ride safer and more comfortable
About Raise Your Ride
Raise Your Ride is an initiative run for motorcyclists by motorcyclists. A partnership between Avon and Somerset Police & Somerset Road Safety for delivery across the west of England. Our aim is to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of advanced riding techniques. We are all motorcyclists and ride for various reasons, and we all enjoy our riding. However, it is a statistical fact that as motorcyclists we only make up about 1-2% of the road traffic, depending on weather and time of year, but we represent about 21-23% of the road casualties. Our aim in these sessions is simply to reduce rider casualties.
On attending a Raise Your Ride development experience, you will be introduced to the Police system of motorcycle riding which will include • Cornering • Reading the road • Planning and hazard avoidance • Overtaking • Filtering.
This is a unique opportunity to experience an observed ride with either a serving or former Police Advanced Rider who will bring a wealth of experience of riding & collision investigation. The day will be relaxed, and you will receive friendly hints and tips on how to make your ride safer and more enjoyable, with advice on what options are available to enhance your ride for safety & enjoyment.Raise Your Ride events
1-day Group workshops
We cannot expect to make you advanced riders from just these sessions, our aim is to enthuse you to take up further training with organisations such as IAM RoadSmart or RoSPA. What we can promise is that you will leave us with new knowledge to help keep you safe.
The course has a pre-read introduction to systematic riding which will be sent out to you once you have applied for the course you can however take a look at the Raise Your Ride Pre-read document here.
The only criteria for attending one of our sessions are that you hold a full CAT A or A1 licence and have a motorcycle which can comfortably attain the national speed limit.
The cost of these 1-day workshops is £50* per candidate.Upcoming course dates
1/2-day 1-1 training
In addition to these 1-day group ‘workshops’ we offer 1/2-day 1-1 training for those who wish to have a development package designed to improve performance and increase safety margins. A flexible and client-focussed approach means that the course is tailored to suit the individual rider and their particular needs.
These courses are available all year round and take the form of a full day, half a day or a full day split between two riders to share costs.
Common issues that are often covered include:
- Reading the road
- Performance Riding
- Planning and hazard avoidance
- Overtaking & Filtering.
The cost of these 1-1 development sessions are:
- ½ day £95 pp (£50 pp if 2 riders)
- Full day £165 pp (£85 pp if 2 riders)
There is the possibility to share costs if 2 riders wish to take the training together.
Events are available throughout the Avon and Somerset Police area.
For more information on course availability please contact us.
Call: 01823 42343
Or by post to: Somerset Road Safety. County Hall. Taunton. TA1 4DY
10% discount to iAMRoadsmart
iAM Roadsmart are offering all participants in Raise Your Ride a 10% discount on their advanced Rider Course on presentation of a discount code which will be given when signing up to Raise Your Ride.iAM Roadsmart