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IAM Skills Day

20th September 2022

Institute of Advanced Motorists Skills Day

IAM Having Fun

The freedom of riding your bike is one life’s great pleasures and is something to be encouraged. But regardless of whether you’re new to the bike, returning after a break or have many years experience, the IAMs advanced riding courses can make you a better rider and bring even greater enjoyment to your ride.

What are Skills days? They are an additional place to learn skills that you can put into practice whilst riding your motorcycle on the road.

Why use circuits? They offer a controlled environment without the hazards faced on our roads, which enables the participant to concentrate on the skills being taught.

What bike do I ride? You ride your own motorcycle as the content of the day enables you to improve your personal standards and to become aware of the handling of your motorcycle.

Who is it for? The days are for all who want to improve their personal skills whilst also having some fun.

We will concentrate on what you should be looking at:

  • Vanishing points, entry, apex and exit points, how they vary from road to circuit, why and how we use them, where we should position for view, progress and safety together with braking.
  • Where to brake, when and how much to brake, how it feels in an emergency and finishing on throttle application to set the balance of the bike for controlled smooth cornering.
  • Gear selection, how to decide which is the most appropriate gear for the circumstances and control.
  • How to use the throttle to add stability to the bike when entering corners, blipping or constant accelerator techniques when changing down gears.

The day is NOT intended for riders whose primary aim is outright speed.