When riding do you ever find yourself:
Having to brake sharply? Creeping above the speed limit? Riding too close to the vehicle ahead? Feeling anxious, tense or intimidated? Regretting what you’ve just done?
Every day we choose to ride our bikes without giving any additional thought to the fact that it may be one of the most dangerous things that we will do in that day. We make up only 1% of road users but we account for 20% of road deaths!
About our Tutors
All SaPAR tutors are experienced riders who have undertaken additional training and are registered with RoSPA. Apart from the training and skills needed to pass the RoSPA advanced rider test they are all able to offer unbiased advice and feedback to associates to enable them to reach a higher standard of riding and safety.
Periodically the tutors meet with the Training Officer to discuss and practice additional skills to ensure that they all provide a uniform level of help and guidance to the associates.
Of course in order to test the success of the courses the group are obliged to have a run out to sample the delights of a convenient greasy spoon.
Due to the restricted numbers of staff at RoSPA HQ they are not issuing paper certificates for test passes, an electronic copy will be sent instead.
The test may be taken using any motor vehicle. In all cases, the driver/rider must have a full valid licence for the vehicle on which the test is carried out. It must also be made clear that the type or capability of the vehicle used does not limit the grading that can be achieved. However, to be able to pass at gold standard the candidate must demonstrate an ability to drive at the national speed limits and so the vehicle used must allow this.
It is hoped that associate members will achieve a satisfactory level of competence and be ready to take the RoSPA Advanced test after approximately 10 sessions and within a time frame of 4 months. This may not always be possible and tutoring can be flexible to allow for extraordinary work or family commitments.
The purpose of these targets is to achieve continuity of tutoring and a steady flow of associate/tutor availability.