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    Default 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

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    A brand-new for 2011 half-day course exploring core advanced cornering technique, eg: positioning for view and for safety, planning a line round a bend, dealing with tightening corners, countersteering, and throttle control.

    I've been running them now for some months for Kent & Sussex Bikers forum and have received very positive feedback.

    These are "starter" sessions looking at the basics of advanced cornering technique, including positioning for view and for safety, how to plan your line round a bend, how to avoid being surprised by a tightening corner, countersteering, and throttle control. In short, it covers everything that a basic rider course like Direct Access usually leaves out through lack of time.

    If you've never done any post-test training, then these sessions are perfect. They won't push you too hard, but they will give you a confidence booster.

    They are a perfect way to follow up a "Bikesafe" assessment with some better cornering technique, to give you a chance to run through the annual "Better Cornering" articles that appear in the bike press with an instructor, or to get some help with preparing for your advanced bike test!

    All for a recession-busting 60. Drop us a line and book one now!
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    Default Re: 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

    As soon as you see me mention anywhere I've got a job... pm me and I'll do that

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    Default Re: 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

    by gum that's good value for yer money & top so relevant content. Nice one Spin.

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    Default Re: 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

    How far west do you go with the course? Got a friend in Gloucester who has just been asking where to go to improve. But with a young family, he's not likely to get over to Kent/Sussex for it

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    How far west do you go with the course? Got a friend in Gloucester who has just been asking where to go to improve. But with a young family, he's not likely to get over to Kent/Sussex for it
    Understandable.

    But if I run these in Oxfordshire, it'll have to be piggybacked onto my other training courses, as for 60 I'll just about have enough left over for a round of beer after putting petrol in the bike to get there and back again!

    As it happens, I have a course in Oxford coming up and could offer him one of these sessions on any of:

    Friday 10 June 3pm
    Sun 12 June 3pm
    Mon 13 June 10am

    If any of these might work tell him to drop me a line by email survivalskills@clara.net!

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    Default Re: 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

    Thanx - I've forwarded the info to him

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    Default Re: 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

    Craven Arms be perfect for me ... My parents live there ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OCD View Post
    Craven Arms be perfect for me ... My parents live there ...
    Nice area for roads

    When you have an answer, drop me a line on my work email at survivalskills (at) clara.net

    Sooner the better if you can, as I need to get some accommodation booked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    Nice area for roads

    When you have an answer, drop me a line on my work email at survivalskills (at) clara.net

    Sooner the better if you can, as I need to get some accommodation booked.
    My best mate is not up for it as he doesn't see the point of a 'refresh' ... make of that what you will ...

    Just seeing if I can spare the cash in the short term and which day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OCD View Post
    My best mate is not up for it as he doesn't see the point of a 'refresh' ... make of that what you will ...
    Some people don't like having their riding scrutinised... which is fair enough... but the point of a refresher is in the name


    Just seeing if I can spare the cash in the short term and which day.
    OK, I don't want to hassle but if you can give me a yea or a nay fairly soon I'd be grateful - I just rechecked accommodation and the least expensive room's just gone, so it'll cost me another tenner for my overnighter already, and they've only got one room on the next tier left.

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