Since 1984, Rider Training Bangor, based in Bangor, Gwynedd, has made a conscious decision to only provide one-to-one motorbike training to riders in the local area (except CBT). The logic behind this is simple; we believe that all on-road training should be provided in this way as the instructor can only effectively control one trainee at a time. This also ensures that a high standard of teaching is delivered at all times.
Everyone learns at different speeds and some often require more time and patience that cannot be provided by a ratio of one instructor to two trainees.
“As a Paramedic dealing with the carnage regarding road traffic incidents and the needless loss of life, I decided to establish the first ATB (Approved Training Body) in Wales. I attended the first training courses established by the DSA (Driving standards agency) in 1997 and following this training established the first ATB (Approved Training Body) and issued the first CBT in the UK.”
We’re currently involved in the process of developing motorcycle cameras that are fitted to our training machines. This process enables us to review rider faults in short videos, thus providing trainees with a video of rider errors. This is the latest tool in advanced motorcycle training.
As emergency-trained riders, we continuously develop our standards and try to encourage the same ideals to all our trainees. We often find ourselves retraining riders that have failed their test with other instructors and have reached a point of desperation. We specialise in helping this type of rider and develop individual training programs for them.