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Superbike school hosts safety day for bikers

Tuesday 25th September 2012

The British Superbike School held a track motorcycle training and tuition day later in a move to improve biker safety.

The event was held at the UK’s newest motor racing circuit at Blyton Park in Lincolnshire on 27 September and was supported by the police-led BikeSafe project.

The British Super Bike School ran the day in partnership with South Yorkshire business Initiatec and local racing team JR Racing. Initiatec sponsored a number of subsidised places for emergency services personnel bikers employed by the police, fire and ambulance service.

For more information contact Rebecca Griffiths at Initiatec on 0870 7200 704 or visit: britishsuperbikeschool.co.uk/

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It is to a lesser degree in my view also, Honor. So long as riders realise that they cannot do on the roads what they can on the track. Unfortunately to my mind the type of rider or, shall I say a good %age of riders who go on a track day, will attempt to do the same on a road.

That same %age will no doubt in my experience not wish to take part in other forms of training such as Advanced Rider, it being seen as beneath them. More's the pity.
bob craven Lancs

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I thought the main point of most regular track days is that if you want to ride like a MotoGP rider - the track is the place to do it. Not on public roads. We recommend them on that basis.

It seems to me that this event is a safer riding event that has been tailored to provide safer riding skills, knowledge and attitudes with the added attraction of holding it on a well known track. If that attracts more riders to it, isn't that a plus?
Honor Byford, North Yorkshire

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So what are u saying Keith? First that no one else can call anything a "Superbike" school because u thought of it first and have dibs on the name. I didnt see it being called California Superbike School or do I suppose that u want some remuneration or compensation for anything that might sound like or in any way act similarly to your school. Please note that it is called "Super Bike" School possibly in order to distance itself from your good and long standing endevours across the water.

We do not live in America and what u say or at least imply next is that no matter what, apparently instructing others in fast riding techniques on the track has nothing to do with safety. Just goes to show that what I have always said that track days have absolutely nothing to do with the real world of everyday motorcycle riding with safety being the priority.

By the way I have several of your books and DVDs in my collection and have been riding bikes far longer than 33yrs.

PS: i am sure that their will be some R1's or Suzuki Gladius or GSX or Yamaha Thundercats or similar out there belonging to some who would want to ride not only faster but safer as well.
bob craven Lancs

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Having myself come up with the name "superbike school" it just seems odd to me that it's being used in this type of training. I suppose it's also a little strange that someone in this industry would want to share in the 33 years of equity that the California Superbike School has built up because of its unique programs. I'm not bashing here just pointing out that the type of people suited for this level of training aren't likely to want to ride "superbikes" and that the text above is all about "safety" makes it even more contrary.
keith code, los angeles, california

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I have never been a supporter of track days or rather the asumption that it relates to road use of a motorcycle. Yes one gets greater speeds and learns how to put the knee down on bends and possibly some of the nuances of the bike underneath and increase the limits that one can ride it at. However, a combined day where one can also learn other skills, skills that can be of value to bikers in relation to road use, is not a bad thing and an example that hopefully may indeed be followed by other training schools.

It may even get the 'I don't need training on the road riders' to participate and learn something, hopefully making them safer riders and possibly the begining of a change of attitude. Something we all want.
bob craven Lancs

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