It’s often said that “a confident rider is a safer rider” which is why the new Bennetts Rider Confidence Days scheme can benefit motorcyclists of all ages, experience and abilities.
Bennetts have partnered with Shires Motorcycle Training to offer a half-day course on bike control and road craft aimed at boosting rider confidence.
Starting at just £79 for Bennetts Rewards members, the courses begin from May 12, 2021 and are held at famous locations, such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Bedford Autodrome on safe, controlled areas away from the actual race track itself.
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. Participants can choose from either a morning or afternoon course at the venues spread across the UK.
The three-and-a-half-hour course is held on a purpose-laid, technical (twisty) circuit to help increase confidence, improve riding ability and overcome any bad riding habits.
The team of highly experienced instructors will closely review riders during the sessions which will involve a range of theory and practical exercises in this safe and controlled environment. The participants will be taught to improve specific skill areas, including emergency braking, hazard avoidance and slow speed control manoeuvres.
Ten dates are available in 2021 and cost just £79 for Bennetts Rewards members and £99 for non-members. After a lengthy lay-off for a lot of riders, places are expected to sell quickly.
Bennetts PR & Brand Manager, Luke Brackenbury, commented: “Part of our mission at Bennetts is to help riders get more from motorcycling and we believe this new course will give riders of all experience levels more skills to help them ride safer and feel more confident.
“We’ve worked closely with Shires to produce this exclusive half-day programme and by using the world class facilities of some of the UK’s top race circuits, it should add an extra bit of atmosphere during the course.”
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.
Access to Bennetts Rewards is free to riders who insure their motorcycle directly with Bennetts but is also available to everyone by purchasing a 12-month subscription for just £60. Bennetts Rewards allows riders of all experience and bike types to get more from motorcycling with all-year access to exclusive savings on motorcycling clothing, accessories and experiences, incredible competitions, unrivalled access at events and other amazing opportunities.
2021 Bennetts Rider Confidence dates
Donington Park: May 12, May 19, June 18, July 21, September 8
Bedford Autodrome: June 7, July 19
Brands Hatch: August 3, August 17
Oulton Park: September 28
Established in 1930, Bennetts helps provide the premium level of cover riders expect from a leading UK insurance company with Defaqto 5 Star Rated (2010-2021) products. The broker finds motorcyclists the best price from its panel of insurers cover on classic and modern machinery with insurance policies that include an expert 24-hour claims service, 90 days European cover, the ability to ride other bikes and allow 17 common modifications included as standard. For riders that insure directly with Bennetts, they can also enjoy free membership to Bennetts Rewards; the unique discounts, experiences, competitions and advice platform. Anyone buying Bennetts motorcycle insurance through an insurance comparison website can also access Bennetts Rewards for the introductory price of £36 for 12-months access.
Comprehensive package customers benefit from permanently fixed accessories cover, motorcycle theft cover, loss or damage cover, lock and key cover, accident recovery and an uninsured driver promise.
For further information on Bennetts, visit www.bennetts.co.uk or call 0330 041 2174.
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