Advanced training courses

Last post 12-04-2007 09:29 AM by Tubsta. 2 replies.
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  • 12-03-2007 08:41 PM

    Advanced training courses

    For anyone who is considering an advanced training course, I would recommend that you check with your state or territory dept of transport, RTA or equivalent to get contact details and\or websites for accredited providers in your area.  This is  generally the easiest way to find who and where advanced courses are held.


  • 12-03-2007 09:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Advanced training courses

    If you are too lazy to do that and live in Melbourne Vic or Sydney NSW  (not sure whether Qld is operating yet)

    check out Honda Advanced Rider Training (HART) 

    They have a range of courses starting with learner,  post learner, advanced, private lessons etc, all at a reasonable price and you can even hire a bike.

    I'm booked to do a 2 day course with them next week (even an old dog can learn new tricks !).


    Deklan 

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  • 12-04-2007 09:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Advanced training courses

    In Melbourne, HART runs a specific "scooter" advanced riding courses in the magical Yarra Ranges.  Taken from blog:


    Saturday, June 30, 2007
      HART Instructed Toolangi Ride The HART Instructed Toolangi Ride, was a special ride organised through Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) and the Yarra Ranges Council. This was the standard ride they put on for all motorcycles but they put on a special scooter one for us in their off season (since we missed the on-season ones).

    The ride was brilliant! Standard MelbourneSC rides involve a bunch of scooters pointed in a general direction and, with luck and a lot of mucking around, most arrive at the destination. However on the HART ride, those that like to go fast, could without being concerned about loosing others, those that wanted to go slow, ditto. All everyone had to do on the ride is just enjoy themselves and enjoy we did. There were people directing all the way and even a backup van with trailer. It was an excellent day and although almost 30 scooters were on the ride, it went like clockwork. Even the 2 that missed the fluorescent clad directors were hunted down and returned to the group (and I heard even a passing scooter rider who wasn't on the ride was nabbed at one stage).

    On top of the ride, everyone learnt some new road skills, in both classroom presentation and "on road" feedback. This made a great theme for the day and the way the ride was organised is was easy for us to put our new knowledge into practice.

    We had regular catch up stops, including the Toolangi Pub (with BBQ lunch for $7), so we also got to socialise a lot more than normal rides.

    It went so well that we are already planning on a few more training events!

    Below are pics and links to more information:

    Honda Australia Rider Training (HART)

    Yarra Ranges Council

    HART Instructed Toolangi Ride

    Motorcycling in the Yarra Ranges


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