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On yer bike!... safely

 
Created on 17/01/2022 @ 12:20


Motorcyclists are invited to sign up to a free enhanced riders training course to help improve their riding skills and the safety of local roads.

Powys County Council’s Road Safety team are providing the courses to any motorcyclist who live in Powys or uses Powys’ roads, with funding from the Welsh Government.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Enhanced Rider Scheme is suitable for full motorbike licence holders who want to improve their riding skills, for those returning to riding after a break, riders who have just passed their test, people upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle and/or those who want to check their riding standard.

The course consists of a short online theory session and a half-day practical on-road session (on a weekend) with an experienced trainer. There is no test, but riding will be assessed, and appropriate training given to each participant who, all being well, will receive a DVSA certificate of competence on completion of the scheme.

“Keeping Powys roads safe is vital” says Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Cabinet Member for Highways. “We appreciate that our large, expansive county, with its network of picturesque roads is a mecca for motorcyclists. Which is why we not only offer this course to all riders living in Powys, but also to all riders who use Powys’ roads.

“Tourism plays an important role in the local economy in our beautiful and attractive county, and we welcome careful drivers and riders to enjoy our scenic roads, but we must all remember that road safety is paramount.”

Dates for up-coming courses are: 

North Powys

Thursday, February 17 - online theory session, evening

Saturday, February 19- practical half-day (groups 1 & 2)

Sunday, February 20 - practical half-day (groups 3 & 4)

Spaces for these free courses are limited and fill up quickly so book quickly on 01597 826924 or miranda.capecchi1@powys.gov.uk 

You can watch this video for more information on the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme: https://youtu.be/9OjLHO-ASmk


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