Enhanced Rider Scheme

It's where all our advanced training begins

The DVSA, along with the motorcycle industry, has put together a package of training known as the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). It’s basically a check of your motorcycle riding skills and some training to help you improve. THERE IS NO TEST!

You can get discounts on motorcycle insurance once you’ve successfully completed the day.

The Scheme is suitable if you’re a fully licenced rider:

  • Have just passed your test
  • Are returning to riding after a break
  • Are upgrading to a more powerful motorbike
  • Want to check your riding standard
  • Our courses have been personally designed and run in small groups of 4 - 6 riders. It all begins with a couple of hours around a table, chatting about the things that riders typically find difficult to get right and anything in particular that you would want covered. We have videos to provoke talking points, some of riders doing things well, some not! Tea, coffee and bacon rolls are complimentary during this session.

    Next, we look to get five hours out onto the roads around Brecon. We split the group up into pairs and head off to practice what was discussed during the morning. Important subjects that are covered are :

  • Defensive riding – Hazard identification
  • Cornering and bends – accurately assess entry speed and steering exercises
  • Overtaking – how to make sensible decisions and overtake effectively and easily
  • Filtering – Can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing
  • Motorways

  • At the end of the day, you will receive a rider’s report, with a full breakdown (into categories) of your riding, with confirmation of what you’re doing well and a plan for areas that need improvement. Topped off with a certificate from the DVSA of your completion of the day.

    Enhanced Rider Scheme
    Price per day (7 hours) £175
    Bring a friend (same day, same course) £165 each
    Usually taken on your own bike or you can hire one of our new 650cc machines for £50