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Calling all bikers… Half day winter riding courses on offer for just 10 pounds!

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Take Control is the Safer Roads Partnership’s motorcycle skills enhancement course for bikers who want to brush up on their biking skills, gain more confidence on their bike or become a better rider in preparation for their full test. The course is generally run as a half day or full day course and is tailored to the needs of individual riders.

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said: “The half-day winter riding course offers bikers all the benefits of our normal Take Control course, covering elements such as braking techniques, counter steering, risk management and improved handling skills. However, instructors will tailor the course to include winter riding tips and guidance to help riders stay safe on the roads over the winter months.

“The sessions are available to riders of all ages and abilities but we’d particularly welcome new or inexperienced riders and feel that they would really benefit from the course and the chance to gain new skills and experience with a trained instructor which will be invaluable out on the roads. As the course is subsidised by the partnership – with support from NHS Worcestershire Public Health – it offers fantastic value when compared with the usual cost of motorcycle or moped skills training.”

The Take Control winter riding course is a half-day session, with two dates and venues available. The first is being held at County Hall car park in Worcester on Sunday 15th December and the second at The Rubicon Centre in Redditch on Sunday 5th January 2014. Both run from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Sessions will be delivered by advanced trained and qualified instructors from RMT Motorcycle Training and riders wishing to take advantage of this offer must pre-book online at www.rmtnet.co.uk/take-control or by calling 01527 500 333. Payment will be taken at the time of booking. After completing the course, riders will also receive a high-vis biker rucksack, earplugs and a Take Control neck buff.

To be eligible for the course, motorcyclists must be over the age of 16 years and own their own moped, scooter or motorbike and have adequate protective clothing. Moped riders must have passed their CBT (Compulsory Basic Training).

To find out more about Take Control in general, visit www.rmtnet.co.uk/take-control