Many of these initiatives are subsidised thanks to funding from the Welsh Government.  You can find out more by contacting the providers listed below.

Biker Down! Cymru

Biker Down! Cymru is a free 3 hour course for bikers who wish to enhance their knowledge and broaden their experience in dealing with incidents or collisions that may require first aid at the roadside.

It consists of three modules:

• Incident scene management
• Casualty care
• The science of being seen

Please select the local authority below for course dates:
North Wales

The Biker Down! Cymru Facebook page can be found here.


BikeSafe is a police led motorcycle project that is run by most forces throughout the UK.

The main aim is to reduce the number of bikers being hurt on the roads. Riding should be fun and by improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness it will hopefully make riding safer and more enjoyable.

The BikeSafe workshop explores the main riding hazards that you as a biker face. By delivering theory presentations and observed rides, a BikeSafe workshop will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses and also where to go next to develop and get more from your biking.

Course dates can be found here.


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enhanced rider scheme checks your motorcycle riding skills and provides training to help you improve.

Dragon Rider, Ceredigion ERS and Powys ERS are subsidised by the Welsh Government.

Dragon Rider

The course is usually held on a weekend and is one day in duration. It consists of a morning classroom based session that takes place at a designated Fire and Rescue station. The afternoon will be road based, using a variety of roads throughout the region to meet the motorcycle training needs of the individual rider, based on the advanced Police rider manual, Roadcraft.

Please select the local authority below for course dates:

Neath Port Talbot

Ceredigion Enhanced Rider Scheme

The Ceredigion Enhanced Rider Scheme offers training to motorcyclists who reside in Ceredigion and is both theory and practical based. This course is completely free, and is suitable if you have just passed your test, are returning to riding after a break, are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle or just want to check your riding standard.

Courses are held at weekends at the County Council offices in Aberaeron.

To book a course please contact 01545 570881 or email

Powys Enhanced Rider Scheme

Powys County Council's Road Safety team is providing a free enhanced riders training course to motorcyclists who live in Powys or use Powys' roads.

The course consists of a short online theory session and a half-day practical session with an experienced trainer. There is no test - your riding will be assessed and appropriate training provided. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be presented with a DVSA certificate of competence.

Course dates can be found here. To reserve your place, please call 01597 826924 or email


Advanced motorcycle training will instruct you in the theory and practice of safe systems of deliberate, responsible and admirable riding.  It can also lead to a nationally recognised advanced motorcycle qualification.  Whether you’re looking to improve your skills or prepare for an advanced riding test, the following organisations may be able to help:

IAM RoadSmart
RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders
DIAmond Advanced Motorists


If you take part in one of the Welsh Government subsidised course in Wales, we are inviting you to complete a feedback survey and to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £250 from Road Safety Wales.

Full details can be found here.