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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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    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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    Thanx - I've forwarded the info to him

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    That is such a cracking good offer Spin. I'm very very interested. Just need to work out when I fit in with the dates etc... I might not get lost finding your place this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makman View Post
    That is such a cracking good offer Spin. I'm very very interested. Just need to work out when I fit in with the dates etc... I might not get lost finding your place this time around.
    Drop me an email and I'll update you with the latest availability!

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    These courses are on offer again in Kent - at the same price of 60! We've run them now for three years and feedback has been universally good. Although these are "starter" sessions, that's only be contrast with my full Performance: BENDS and Performance: SPORT course. We look at the core skills 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 and will take you to near IAM standard in cornering technique.

    We also offer a two hour collision avoidance course which looks specifically at how to avoid the urban SMIDSY collisions. We look at the twin techniques of evasion - using practical manoeuvering skills and avoidance - using hazard perception skills. And we work on understanding why they happen through looking at driver psychology.

    And we also run two hour night riding courses. These are evening courses, timed to start in daylight, then go through the awkward period of twilight before finishing up in full darkness. That allows us to adapt to the changing light levels and the very different view offered by the bike’s headlight.

    All three two hour courses are 60, and with the exception of the Night Riding course can be run days or evenings, 7 days a week. See the website at Welcome to Survival Skills advanced rider training, and visit our busy Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/survivalskills!

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    Default Re: 'Bends Basics' for just 60!

    What would you suggest as a refresh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OCD View Post
    What would you suggest as a refresh?
    Set him a challenge

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    Set him a challenge
    No, I am NOT running, swimming and cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OCD View Post
    What would you suggest as a refresh?
    Hello!! Remind me - have you taken the second day of my Bends course - the one that covers unusual techniques like body shifting incl mild hanging off (NOT knee-down), braking into and mid-corner and looks at hairpin bends? If you've not done that one, it would be a good addition

    If you have done that course, I can run a 5 hour refresher for you, which assesses your riding then revisits the bits of skill that are rusty or gone missing. We could take a fun day up into the Cambrian Mountains in mid-Wales - that's always a good challenge!

    Alternatively I can always run a 2 hour assessment, which is an observed ride with feedback - but that would have to be done from Oxford.

    I'm up in Oxford and at the moment Sat 17 is free. Sun 18 is provisionally booked but might come free if the person doesn't take his optional second day.

    Any thoughts on those ideas?

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    Our lass drives me round the bend


    Hi Mr Spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    Hello!! Remind me - have you taken the second day of my Bends course - the one that covers unusual techniques like body shifting incl mild hanging off (NOT knee-down), braking into and mid-corner and looks at hairpin bends? If you've not done that one, it would be a good addition

    If you have done that course, I can run a 5 hour refresher for you, which assesses your riding then revisits the bits of skill that are rusty or gone missing. We could take a fun day up into the Cambrian Mountains in mid-Wales - that's always a good challenge!

    Alternatively I can always run a 2 hour assessment, which is an observed ride with feedback - but that would have to be done from Oxford.

    I'm up in Oxford and at the moment Sat 17 is free. Sun 18 is provisionally booked but might come free if the person doesn't take his optional second day.

    Any thoughts on those ideas?
    Hiya

    Yes, I have done the bends 1 and 2 course... the cambrian mountain refresher sounds good ... my best mate may also be interested.

    Cost / Availability? - PM if you prefer

    Cheers.

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