How’s my riding?
Motorcycle training for advanced tests and assessments
What is an assessment? Firstly it’s a very good idea to have your riding assessed but it is only the beginning.
Essentially an assessment is a snapshot of your riding and no more than that. It may reflect well on you or it may not and will depend entirely on the conditions you encounter at the time, and how you respond to being assessed. It will however, give you a benchmark from which to take your riding further. Any observations made can open a discussion and an understanding of what can be achieved.
It is not good practice though to keep being assessed unless you have received or are receiving professional coaching. Continuous assessments is like having a series of photographs and as we know, the pictures often don’t tell the story.
What are the benefits? A good assessment should be completed with a short summary of your strengths and weaknesses on the day. It is best to be assessed for about 2 hours to give you a chance to relax into your riding and to overcome the nerves that come with being assessed.
It is not the same as training in the true sense and quite a long way from having professional coaching. You should be going away with some understanding of what to do to develop your skills, though this will be limited compared to being coached. There is also no way of knowing that you will change your riding as a consequence of an assessment, and no way of further measurement unless you receive some coaching. It is always best to follow up your assessment with some training / coaching.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme, monitored by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is the best assessment route for you to participate in. This is a very structured assessment and awards a grade.
Do get in touch to book your Enhanced Rider Scheme assessment.