Every motorcyclist in the United Kingdom has the opportunity to take up a free skills and safety riding assessment courtesy to the newest Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) campaign. For the next four months the road safety charity is giving all motorcyclists the chance to take advantage of a free 60-minute session to give motorcyclists the chance to find out if they’re riding the safest and most efficient way.
This is the IAM’s biggest ever free event and it has been purposefully timed to coincides exactly with the start of spring and also with the beginning of the motorbike racing season. The campaign comes with its own easy-to-share hashtag #IAMRideFree and the free taster is a chance to get a feel for what IAM advanced training can offer you and also helps riders realises where they may be going wrong and rectify any bad habits.
This new campaign is one of the IAM’s highest profile in recent months and it includes them teaming up with Kawasaki UK and Kawasaki sponsored champion stunt rider Lee Bowers and bike and car racer Emma Selway, who together created the ultimate skills competition. This video shows how the competition panned out and who came out on top:
The film has the experts riding being forced to limit their speedy ways and try out some slow riding challenges set by and under the guidance of the IAM expert riding team of Richard Gladman and Mark Lewis.
Benefit from Advanced Riding Techniques
In each 60-minute taster session riders will have the opportunity to learn some advanced riding techniques and also have the opportunity to see the benefits of long-term advanced training and how it can help make the roads feel safer and riding more efficient every time. This four-month campaign is open to motorcyclists of all experiences as long as they have their own bike and a full licence.
Speaking on behalf of the campaign Mark Lewis of IAM commented: “Many riders across the country will be getting their bikes out of the garage, after a long and wet winter. You know your bike needs a once over before it’s safe to ride all summer long – but have you considered whether your riding might too be showing signs of wear?”
This campaign is running from 7th March until 30th June 2016 and applicants will be allocated a session closest to their location.