On Sunday 25th September we held one of our regular slow riding and bike skills days.
As bikers, we should all be able to ride slowly in traffic, car parks, etc. in a safe and stable manner (without dropping our beloved possession!!). To achieve this we need to develop skills to enable us to do this with confidence.
Our skills days are held off-road, usually at the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon, where we have access to a large tarmac area where we can train with safety. The training includes slow manoeuvring, a figure of eight course and a slalom. We also include emergency braking and how to pick a bike up safely - not that you will drop yours.
The training is carried out by our observers who are on hand to teach and advise on the correct techniques for slow riding. For those new to this type of situation, we are able to offer some one-to-one coaching where necessary.
Our skills days are open to all - members and non-members, there is a nominal charge to cover our costs for hiring the venue and providing refreshments. Whatever you skill level there is something for everyone, and a chance to practice bike skills in a safe environment.
Please contact us for details of our next skills day, you ill be made very welcome.