First Rider Refinement North motorcycle training course held

Published 15 May 2018
This weekend saw the first of our new motorcycle safety training course, ‘Rider Refinement North’ being run in the North.



The one day course, which has been part funded by Transport Scotland's Road Safety Framework Fund was held on Saturday and Sunday in Forfar and saw 24 riders (12 each day) receiving advice and tuition on how to ride more safely when out on the local road network.



Road Policing Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie said: “We were delighted with the first two Rider Refinement courses held over the weekend. We had a good group of bikers who were all keen to develop their skills and ultimately improve their safety on the roads.



“The riders were given demonstration rides by the police motorcyclists who led the course and had filmed rides with feedback from the officers afterwards over the course of the day. From the comments received at the end of the courses, the riders found the course enjoyable, informative and worthwhile.



“The courses are running throughout the summer in Tayside, the North East and Dingwall in the Highlands. So far all of our courses in Inverurie are fully booked, however we still have spaces for courses in Tayside and Dingwall.



The course costs £30 per person is open to any qualified motorcyclist, however priority will be given to those living in Tayside, the North East and Highland and Islands.

Anyone interested in attending should email operationriderrefinement@scotland.pnn.police.uk with a note of the dates they are interested in.



The dates the course will be running are:

Saturday 19 May – Inverurie (FULL)

Sunday 20 May - Inverurie (FULL)

Sunday 27 May - Dingwall

Sunday 3 June - Forfar

Sunday 10 June - Perth

Saturday 16 June - Dingwall

Sunday 17 June - Dingwall

Sunday 24 June - Dingwall

Saturday 7 July - Inverurie (FULL)

Sunday 8 July - Inverurie (FULL)

Saturday 28 July - Perth

Sunday 29 July - Perth

Saturday 4 August - Inverurie (FULL)

Sunday 5 August - Inverurie (FULL)

Sunday 12 August - Perth

Saturday 25 August - Dingwall

Sunday 26 August - Dingwall

Saturday 8 September - Elgin

Sunday 7 October – Dingwall



Delivered by Police Scotland, ‘Rider Refinement North’ has been developed by a number of partner agencies including police, Road Safety North East Scotland, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross Community Safety Partnership, Angus Council, Dundee Council and Scottish and Fire Rescue Service.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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