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Poll: Have you done any post-test training?

We're interested in how many people have done some kind of post-test training. Help give us a steer by filling in the poll. Don't forget to add your comment below pollcomment

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Apr 07

Posts: 1554

shuggie1 says:


did a refresher day with local school just after returning to bikes a few years back - worthwhile

Also did a bikesafe day a couple of years ago, great day, lots of fun and seems to have helped me focus a bit more

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Jul 08

Posts: 3

Of course!

I've done both the IAM advanced test and a Bikesafe course. I'm shocked to see that at the time of writing, nearly 50% of riders haven't done any post-test training. The preparation for the DSA test is sufficient to get you on the road legally but NOT sufficient to be a competent rider. I urge all bikers to get themselves along to any advanced riding programme. It'll make you a much better, smoother and above all a SAFER rider. So many bike crashes are single-vehicle where somebody's misjudged a corner and ended up in the hedge. Learning countersteering and reading the road ahead (following the vanishing point) could prevent most of these incidents. Don't become a statistic. For the price of a track-day you could get a day's tuition from an expert. It could save your life!

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:


I believe I was one of the first motorcyclists to take the IAM test here in the West Country, back in 1978. The debrief after the test ride was invaluable and I met some good friends through the Devon Advanced Motorcyclist group. As well as post-test training I think it's worth asking who's picked up a Highway Code and read it through since tearing up their L-Plates, or even one of the excellent advanced riding manuals like Motorcycle Roadcraft.

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Oct 10

Posts: 19

Fragpig says:


The only training I've had is my CBT, i then took my test on my own, not through a training school. The CBT training covered everything and was very good. A work colleague has done Bikesafe,IAM and Performance plus, and generally everything he has done was covered in my CBT. All the advanced rider tips etc that he was taught was covered when i did my CBT, and i'm not sure about some of the IAM's advise on road position when cornering anyway. I think a healthy fear of death and pain help you keep safe, so youth's are most at risk as they fear nothing.

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Oct 10

Posts: 19

Fragpig says:


Reading through the comments and the advanced tips there is nothing there that wasn't covered in my CBT. Maybe the CBT trainers were just really good and conscientious, they certainly showed me everything to get through the test. I think being interested in biking helps, rather than it being just a form of transport, i read alot of magazines and MCN, and talk to alot of people about riding. Time, money and not really liking training full-stop whatever it is, puts me off so-called advanced courses.

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Nov 11

Posts: 202

jimbo8098 says:


Yet... I intend to do one of em. I'm sure many more people would take up advanced tests if they were a bit cheaper. You can save hundreds on your premiums in some cases too , which is massively advantageous to young riders.

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Aug 09

Posts: 180

busaman195 says:

might do some day if i get round to it

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Apr 12

Posts: 8

money well spent!

I did my CBT about 6 years ago as a challenge to myself - i was scared off bikes at a young age and wanted to get over my fear. Needless to say, i was instantly hooked, wishing i had done it years before. I decided to buy myself a 125 and go for my test through direct access through the council-run course that I did my CBT with. The course was basically a few rides out with an instructor with a one-way radio. I managed to pass, but having been out with a variety of riders on ride-outs and rallies i came to the conclusion that although i could stay upright there was much more to learn in terms of skills and confidence. Since then i have joined IAM and worked one-to-one with a volunteer to work towards my test and have gained much of what i admire in other riders, but also a thirst for more, so once i pass with IAM im looking at RoSPA as a step up.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:

No training just.......

31 years of avoiding hazards whilst going about my business.

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Jan 06

Posts: 10

itdcmy says:

Where's the Poll?

I expect polls to ask a question with tick boxes or radio buttons - couldn't find any. What are you up to MCN heading this up as a poll?

Anyway to answer the "Poll" yes twice - RAC/ACU training a 13 week course, anda local one run by police a bit of a forerunner to bikesafe which was a 2 day course.

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