With Bennetts Rider Confidence days 

Ride your own bike with one-to-one instruction
Improve your emergency braking, hazard avoidance and slow speed control manoeuvres
Venues include Brands Hatch, Donington Park & Bedford Autodrome (not on the circuits)
Five dates to choose from

Bennetts, the motorcycle insurance specialist, has once again partnered with Shires Motorcycle Training to offer its ever-popular Rider Confidence courses.

Focusing on developing riders’ understanding of machine control, through a combination of ‘classroom’ theory sessions and practical exercises, the courses can benefit motorcyclists of all ages and abilities. 

Starting at just £79 for BikeSocial members and £99 for all other motorcyclists, the courses begin from 12th April 2022 and are held at popular venues including Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Bedford Autodrome, in an off-track location close to the race circuit.

The course is designed to be beneficial to new, experienced, returning or ‘rusty’ riders, with owners of all types and capacity of machines welcome – from scooters to cruisers and everything in between. 

The highly experienced instructors closely review and guide riding technique during all the sessions, with the added use of earpieces. The sessions will involve a range of theory and practical exercises in a safe and controlled environment. The participants will be taught to improve specific skill areas, including emergency braking, hazard avoidance and slow speed control manoeuvres.  

For 2022, the afternoon session on Tuesday, 12th April will be a celebration of the upcoming ‘International Female Ride Day’. Places will be reserved for ladies only and special guest, Maria Costello MBE, will be in attendance. At the end of the day, participants will be invited inside the venue for a mixer, along with special guests for a live chat show. 


Maria Costello MBE, added “Riders can spend thousands on new bikes, tech and kit to improve their riding, but there’s no substitute for investing time in yourself and rider training. It’s fantastic to see Bennetts offering these courses again in 2022 and I’m excited to join customers and other riders at Donington Park.


Bennetts Senior Marketing Manager and Rider Confidence Day Graduate, Marisa Sloper, commented “Since 2020 we’ve worked closely alongside the amazing team at Shires to bring this exclusive course to the next level. Part of our mission at Bennetts is to help riders get more from motorcycling and after personally completing the course, I strongly believe the quality of training that’s on offer is unrivalled.


2022 Bennetts Rider Confidence dates
Donington Park: 12th April & 26th July 
Bedford Autodrome: 23rd May & 22nd August
Brands Hatch: 22nd June

Book on at > https://rewards.bennetts.co.uk/rewards/rider-confidence-day-2022 

All training takes place off-track. Any type and engine size of motorcycle is allowed, although the machine must be road legal and insured. Riders must hold a valid motorcycle licence or CBT and wear appropriate clothing for riding. 


Photo Credit: Dominic Fraser

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