Why Get Cornering!
Motorcycle Cornering Training
Many years ago, motorcycle racer, king of motorcycle cornering and instructor Keith Code launched the California
Superbike School. Through years of experience he identified specific nuances that were occurring with riders during
racing, particularly on bends. They were often resulting in slower or faster than necessary entry speeds, incorrect
lines, a lack of stability in mid-corner and unsuitable entry and exit speeds.
Today the California Superbike School provides structured coaching to develop a rider’s motorcycling handling
skills for road riders and racers. It is known throughout Europe and America in motorcycling circles.
Serious consequences for minor mistakes
Some of the nuances that riders have on the track are true of riding on the roads, but there are many other nuances
too when it comes to riding on the roads – and, with potentially more serious consequences for even the most
minor of mistakes that a rider may make. And yes, we all make them. Get Cornering! is the first and only coaching
school in the UK to provide a structured road based motorcycle cornering course for road riders, with the same goal
of developing cornering skills, except in real time and in live situations, on the roads.
Industry research on motorcycle cornering
The Department for Transport and other reputable groups’ research, including the Driving Standards Agency,
recognise that approximately 40% of motorcycle crashes are initially caused during motorcycle cornering with no
other vehicle involved. In other words, we as riders have made a mistake, no matter how small. Additionally it is
estimated that overall, at least 60% of all motorcycle crashes occur on bends.
Motorcycle Cornering represents the highest injuries and fatalities
The injury and fatality rate amongst riders is largest in this area of road riding. Crashes on left hand bends are
predominantly very serious or fatal due to the collision with oncoming traffic. Right hand bends incur serious
injuries and fatalities with trees, lamp posts, parked vehicles and pedestrians. However, staggeringly,
proportionate attention to this area of crashes is significantly lacking in the industry and there was no focused
course – until Get Cornering! The Bikers School for On Road Cornering. As well as fun, we also take safety seriously