IAM offers free skills and safety assessment to motorcyclists
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is offering every motorcyclist in the UK the opportunity to take part in a free 60 minute skills and safety riding assessment.
Led by an IAM qualified observer, the sessions will help riders to understand and develop new skills.
The offer is running for four months, and sessions can usually be arranged at a time and location convenient to the participant - although some of the regional groups run introductions on set days and locations.
The IAM also says that participants will leave the session with some new ideas plus tips on how to develop riding abilities.
To mark the launch of the free taster campaign, which coincides with the start of the new racing season, the IAM has teamed up stunt riding champion Lee Bowers and racer Emma Selway to create the ultimate skills competition.
The film (above) features Lee and Emma being stopped in their high-speed tracks and set a series of slow riding challenges by IAM riding experts Mark Lewis and Richard Gladman.
Mark Lewis said: “Many riders across the country will be getting their bikes out of the garage, after a long and wet winter. You know your bike needs a once over before it’s safe to ride all summer long – but have you considered whether your riding might too be showing signs of wear?
“What many people don’t realise is that a bit of further training can increase enjoyment massively – a point demonstrated by Lee and Emma in our video. Want to get that bend right? Make better progress? Get in touch and see what advanced riding is all about.”
Click here for more information on the course, including information on how to book.
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