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Offline Gazk

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RoSPA riders advanced
on: July 20, 2017, 02:45:36 PM
Hey all,

After doing the IAM and a couple of Bike Safes over the years I've decided to have a go at the RoSPA riders advanced course.

Just wondering if anyone has gone thought the training if so how did you find it?
After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 12:23:34 PM
I'm doing the training at present with ARNY (advanced riders north yorkshire). It has improved my riding immensely but its hard work. I'm supposed to be test ready but I still need to get my "Roadcraft " knowledge better as you'll be asked question from it. There are 3 levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold and apparently it's only minor things that can move you between grades.

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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 08:14:36 PM
All for it me, improve your safety by miles, see things earlier, ride smoother but just as quick...if need be.

Been an advanced wank for a while now. Gives you a new perspective on some of the weekend warriors  :112:
Therapy...

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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 09:39:01 AM
Go for it you'll enjoy it, no real difference from IAM apart from its graded Bronze, Silver & Gold  plus a 3 year retest to keep your standards up, it's all good advice & experience you may even find some blinding roads you didn't know about,

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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 06:11:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Gatsoburner [+]
All for it me, improve your safety by miles, see things earlier, ride smoother but just as quick...if need be.

Been an advanced wank for a while now. Gives you a new perspective on some of the weekend warriors  :112:
Been an advanced wank for a while now. :745:
ok joking apart, anything that gets you to think more about your riding is i think a must, iam or rospa, I've done both, then became an  iam
 observer,  both systems based on ipsga, police road craft system, no smoke and mirrors just a simple system to get you to create a safety bubble and to get you to think and act on what can be seen - what can't be seen,- what can reasonably expected to happen, using information to form a riding plan,  :062: being at the correct speed-in the correct gear to negotiate a hazard safely
gatsoburners right gives you  a whole new perspective on both yours and others riders/drivers actions / decisions -
proper preparation prevents piss poor performance

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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 01:31:44 PM
For all the Dutch and Belgian guys(and girls!).

www.horizonmotorreizen.nl - Berg en Bocht training

Vooral als je denkt dat je al beetje kan rijden  :007:  :169:

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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #6 on: July 23, 2017, 02:49:46 PM
*Originally Posted by iandavid [+]
I'm doing the training at present with ARNY (advanced riders north yorkshire).

I wonder if they have similar in Southern England?    :008:


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Re: RoSPA riders advanced
Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 08:26:41 AM
I remember stumbling upon a group of police motorcyclists and their Inspector in the tea room at East Kirkby (ex)RAF base.

I sat close and listened.  It was very interesting.  The inspector knew his stuff.  They spied my IoM T shirt, and we then had a long chat about the TT.

It was surreal, as Australian police motorcyclists are normally unfriendly pricks...