Practical Riding Day

What will you learn? Quite a lot! Your practical riding day is where all the action and fun takes place. Here’s some of the things you’ll be learning…

Element C: practical on-site riding

  • Conducting a range of manoeuvres around various obstacles
  • Developing balance handling and machine control skills safely and under full control
  • Riding the U Turn
  • Developing independent use and understanding the applications to use both the front and rear brakes independently.
  • Developing clutch control and becoming familiar with the sequential nature of a motorcycle gearbox
  • Conducting practical exercises developing gear changing and clutch control skills
  • Practising the Emergency Stop
  • Conducting effective and properly timed observations including the Lifesaver at simulated junctions

The topics of the gears, gear changing and clutch control aren’t applicable to riders of automatic bikes.

Element D: practical on-road preparation

Meeting the legal requirements to ride, attitude, positioning, separation distances, speed, anticipating what other road users may do, and preparing for developing hazards. A discussion surrounding the use of the Highway Code.

Element E: practical on-road riding

Riding in typical traffic conditions including traffic lights, roundabouts, junctions, pedestrian crossings, gradients, and bends, conducting a U-turn and an emergency stop.