Ridersafe is a Road Safety initiative for young people aged 16 to 24 across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire. 

There are both theory and practical elements to the course and it's designed specifically for people wanting to learn to ride a moped or low-powered motorcycle.

The course is divided into three modules:

Module 1

Aspiring new riders require a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) certificate to ride a motorcycle as a provisional licence holder. Ridersafe is offered to learner riders by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Training Bodies (ATB). It incorporates an introduction to the Highway Code and riding safely on the road, prior to their attending Compulsory Basic Training (CBT).

Content includes a group discussion where students will be provided with information and get to discuss attitudes to the prospect of riding a motorcycle. You'll learn how subsequent behaviour can affect yourself, other road users and family members in the event of a collision. A copy of the Highway Code is also provided for each trainee.

Module 2

Candidates will attend the DVSA Compulsory Basic Training course (CBT) and complete five training modules with an Approved Training Body (ATB). Riders who reach the required standard will be issued with a DL196 certificate which validates their provisional moped/motorcycle licence and permit them to ride, subject to age and licence restrictions, a moped or motorcycle up to 125cc with L plates, unaccompanied.

This certificate is valid for two years but will require renewal if a full licence is not acquired by passing both a theory and practical test in this category.

Module 3

Designed to involve the rider after a period of consolidation of their riding skills (usually 2 weeks to 1 month), riders will participate in a further course of on-road training as a follow-on to CBT. The training will provide you with valuable further experience and a specific and realistic action plan for your personal development.

To book your place or for more information, please contact one of the following Local Authorities:

Swansea: 01792 636135 or
Neath Port Talbot: 01639 686828 or
Pembrokeshire: 01437 775144 or

Thursday, 28 September 2017