Riders in four Midlands counties are now being offered free training thanks to a new deal between the local road safety partnerships and MCE Insurance.
The ‘Take Control’ courses are available to anyone who lives in or travels through Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire or Shropshire.
Three of the courses are already free and would suit young and inexperienced riders looking to take the next step up from CBT, or from an automatic machine to a geared bike.
Two further full-day courses for 125 riders and more experienced riders on larger bikes are offered at a subsidised rate of £30, which can now be recovered.
Stephen Rumble, Warwickshire RSO, said: “After completing any one of the Take Control courses, existing MCE policyholders can claim a £30 discount at their next renewal. Anyone taking a new policy with MCE will be able to claim a 10% discount on the annual premium.
“For those that pay the subsidised fee, this will effectively reduce the cost from very little to nothing and the deal is even better for those taking up a free course. We have about 650 courses available between now and April next year.”