Tutoring Information

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to undertake our normal tutoring activities. Hopefully we will get updates from RoSPA soon and can resume tutoring, this is likely to happen around mid April. This is to ensure that all tutors are ready and confident to begin, and that we maintain our high standards. Consequently it may be a couple of weeks after that date before we resume tutoring. This is of course subject to approval from RoSPA and the guidance from the Government, watch this space.

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!
The Aim of Shropshire and Powys Advanced Riders (SaPAR) is to reduce motorcycle accidents by encouraging an interest in road safety, and improving riding standards, knowledge and skill. In order to do this SaPAR will provide free tutoring to help you improve your riding skills and prepare you to take the Ultimate Advanced Test. We hope to help anyone who is interested in improving the standard of their motorcycle riding. An Advanced rider is equipped with the knowledge and skill to ride safely and effectively in all conditions.
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 and practice additional skills and ensure that they all provide a similar 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.

RoSPA Test Application Forms

If you would like to apply for an Initial or a Re-Test, please use the relevant link below to open the RoSPA website page. Please note that the cost to take the initial test and therefore join RoSPA is currently:
26 years old and over- £73
25 years old and under – £68
Annual subscriptions thereafter – £40

The annual membership fee covers your 3 yearly retest fee. Please Note, when completing the on-line form choose ‘Shropshire & Powys Riders’ from the group drop down list.

Please also note that due to the restricted numbers of staff at RoSPA HQ they are not issuing paper certificates for test passes. Instead an electronic copy will be sent.
Important Information – Please Read
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 which 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.