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Perfect time to benefit from subsidised motorcycle training


Winter perfect time to benefit from subsidised motorcycle training

ACC is encouraging motorcyclists to take advantage of subsidised ‘Ride Forever’ training courses this winter.

“Whether you’re a regular rider during winter, or you tend to leave your bike in the garage when the weather’s at its worst, now’s the perfect time to take your riding skills to the next level,” says ACC’s Head of Insurance Products and Injury Prevention, David Simpson.

“A Ride Forever course can help you be better prepared for the more dangerous riding conditions typical of winter. Or you can use this time to check and improve your skills, so you can make the most of those long summer rides that lie ahead.”

Mr Simpson says Ride Forever training is available across New Zealand, and there are courses for all levels of riding ability.

“Ride Forever caters for everyone from learners looking to get to the next level, right up to elite riders, who can have a course tailored to their specific needs.

“Regardless of your current ability, there’s always something you can learn to help you handle your bike better, and be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.”

Because the courses are subsidised by ACC, they only cost $20 for beginner or ‘bronze’ level motorcyclists, or $50 for silver and gold level courses, aimed at more experienced to elite motorcyclists.

Ride Forever training is delivered by New Zealand Transport agency approved instructors, and can be booked online, via the Ride Forever website.

All courses have a maximum of six participants. Training begins with a short theory session, but seventy per cent of the training takes place out on the road, in real riding situations.

Last year, ACC received around 3,500 new claims from motorcyclists injured on the road.

“Because motorcyclists don’t have a tin can around them, as car drivers do, they’re particularly susceptible to serious injuries in a crash.

“So anything you can do to improve your skills and avoid a crash has got to be worth it.”

To book training or find out more about Ride Forever, go to www.rideforever.co.nz

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