R4E Silver (Tauranga)
Ideal for assisting riders on a Restricted licence reach their full licence or as a skills refresher for returning riders.
If you have a Full licence and have not had any prior experience with Motorcycle Roadcraft (as taught in the Ride Forever programme), we strongly recommend beginning with a Silver course before taking the Gold.
What you’ll get out of it
Key vision skills like vanishing points and looking through corners. Improved ability to identify and avoid hazards. Better understanding of the bike’s capabilities including tyre grip. How to enter, apex and exit precisely, and use bodyweight for stability.
On the day
The day begins with a briefing and safety check then moves onto a mix of urban and rural roads. Some roads will be more challenging with higher speed sections. Practicing skills may take place off-highway with several stops for assessment, including a lunch break.
Ensure you: wear protective motorcycle clothing top to toe; bring money to buy lunch; make sure your machine is warranted, registered and roadworthy; arrive with a full tank of fuel.
Please remove any communication device on your helmet as one will be supplied. If you have a comfortable pair of in-ear headphones with a 3.5mm jack (standard mobile phone size), please bring them along.
- Neil Stodart