'Superadvanced' motorcycle training comes to the UK
The Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic has opened in Stratford upon Avon to launch Superadvanced motorcycle training in the UK.
Superadvanced motorcycle training was devised by the American champion rider Lee Parks in 1994. It is now well established in the USA and, after testing, is now available in the UK.
Duncan Mackillop, principal of Total Control in the UK, said: “What we teach is fundamentally different to the methods taught in every other riding school in the country.
“They teach, essentially, about planning for and managing the hazards that you would encounter every day when out riding your bike.”
Mackillop says that although Total Control does cover how riders interact with the environment, especially the management of corners, it also covers, in much greater depth, how the rider and machine interact.
He says it is very difficult to cover these elements in depth out on the road as the environment is ever changing and the feedback loop between rider and machine changes with the environment.
He adds that Total Control provides a consistent environment in the form of its training ground, so that the feedback between rider and bike is more obvious. This feedback that results from the consistent environment, is at the heart of the practical element of Total Control.
“Total Control teaches you the ‘real stuff’ that you just can’t learn in school," he says. "You learn a lot from normal advanced riding schools, but with Total Control you begin to understand the really important things that simply cannot be learnt out on the road.”