We never stop learning and in the world of motorcycling we really want to avoid the mistakes. At best it's costly and if you're not so lucky it could hurt more than just your pocket.
Here in Norfolk we are so very lucky to have a host of options to further your motorcycle skills at pretty much any level. From Norfolk County Council's "Think! Hugger" initiative offering one to one assessments and training and the Norfolk Constabulary's Safe Rider Courses through to machine control skills offered by i2i and Camrider who are affiliated with us through the MCIA to provide Ducati and Kawasaki manufacturer backed motorcycle training from CBT to full test.
I have had first hand experience of Safe Rider, i2i and have been fortunate enough to ride with Andy Micklethwaite (Ex Police Rider) who's skills smooth riding and forward thinking never cease to amaze me. I cannot recommend any of these courses enough. (Vince/Seastar Superbikes)
We work closely with the team at Think! Hugger, many of whom who you may have met at our events and open weekends, where they offer their vast knowledge and experience of motorcycling and motorcycle training.
The Hugger character, who is now an instantly recognised character across the regions roads with hundreds of individuals now having benefited from the 'Hugger Challenge'. Several training options are available, if you'd like further information, contact Andy Micklethwaite on 01603 638115, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit their website where you will find an array of really useful downloads to accelerate your learning curve.
Norfolk Constabulary’s Safe Rider scheme is a partnership project with Norfolk County Council. It introduces people to police defensive riding practices through a demonstration ride by a police motorcyclist, and assessed rides. It involves one evening classroom session and a weekend road session with a 3:1 ratio. It is great fun, very relaxed and informal. You may well be amazed what you will learn. It is only available to full licence holders and costs £50. You can download the application form here, contact Andy Micklethwaite 01603 638115, visit their website or email email@example.com. to discuss dates.
Radically different to Roadcraft based training but enhance it so that, if you make a mistake, you are less likely to panic and do the wrong thing. You will be much more relaxed with the bike knowing what it is capable of doing.
i2i run various courses at Scottow Enterprise Park (former RAF Coltishall), educating riders into what makes the bike do what it does. You will learn advanced braking techniques, stability exercises, what initiates lean, what holds the bike through turns, slow riding and much more. You can enquire or book online at www.i2imca.com
They are priced at £150 per day for MC1 and MC3 with numbers reduced to a maximum of 9 per day to improve the quality of training for customers.
CAM Rider Norwich is a specialist CBT and full test motorcycle training company that are also recognised by Kawasaki as an Approved Kawasaki Rider Training School (KRTS) based at Start It Up Motorcycles and Performance, on the Rackheath Industrial Site Norwich
Instruction and courses can be booked to fit in with your work commitments most days of the week and we provide well maintained loan motorbikes, mopeds, helmets and clothing equipment.
They have won numerous awards, are fully DSA accredited and approved by the British Motorcycle Federation and are proud to be part of the MCIA Accreditation Scheme that allows them to be recognised as a Kawasaki Rider Training School with Seastar Superbikes.
With over 35 years of professional service we are proud to be known as the country's finest rider training company. They take training to the highest level possible by investing in your safety and in equipment and facilities that will help you pass first time. You cannot find a better service or a friendlier group of dedicated instructors.
They can provide:
• Loan Motorcycles 50cc, 125cc, 500cc & 650cc
• Loan Helmets, Gloves, Jackets and waterproof gear
• CBT and Full Tests arranged for you in advance
• Expert DSA qualified instructors
• Full insurance included
The Rackheath Industrial Site Norwich they have a light and airy comfortable classroom, new high-quality learner bikes and all the equipment you need to be able to pass your motorcycle test or CBT first time.
Jim Abbott is their Lead Instructor and together with Alan Stevens hold the Franchise for the Norwich site. Jim, apart from being a fully qualified DAS instructor, is also a Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclist and was, until recently a Blood Bank rider. He has many years of experience on motorcycles.
Alan is a retired Police Officer with many years of police driving qualifications and experience and is training to be a motorcycle instructor to the high standards demanded by CAM Rider. Alan is currently undergoing the ROSPA Advanced tuition to the Gold Standard
Their most experienced trainer is Jan Waters; Jan has many years of experience as a fully qualified instructor and has been a highly regarded member of the CAM Rider team for several years. She is known for a super friendly and ever so patient approach to getting people through their tests.
The Rackheath, Norwich site has its own off road training area near to the premises so all the facilities are in one place.
They have a very friendly and experienced team of instructors, including Steve Daine. Steve used to be in the military and when he left, his love of biking made him passionate about instructing and he is now a Cardington qualified CBT instructor.
Give them a call today on 01223 789648 or visit them at www.camrider.com
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Seastar Superbikes can be found 6 miles south of Norwich on the A140 main Norwich to Ipswich road.View Map