Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider’s Handbook


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Updates for this new edition include a new overtaking chapter with separate sections on passing stationary vehicles, single stage overtakes, and multi-stage overtakes and new explanations of advanced concepts, such as limit points on left-hand bends.

Guided by a working group of experienced instructors, Motorcycle Roadcraft is essential learning for police officers preparing for the demands of operational riding.

Four reasons to buy it:

  1. Become a better rider – the techniques outlined in Motorcycle Roadcraft will help you become a safer and more skilful rider, able to cope with the most demanding situations
  2. Be safer on the road – with a focus on self-assessment, the Motorcycle Roadcraft system of control provides you with a systematic decision-making tool that enables you to deal with hazards safely and efficiently
  3. Learn new skills – clear explanations of advanced techniques, such as overtaking, positioning and limit points make you a safer, more competent rider
  4. Expert guidance – thanks to input from trainers in the emergency services, Motorcycle Roadcraft is internationally recognised as the 'gold standard' for riding

This handbook is also available as a fully networkable PDF via TSO's online library Official Publications Online. Please email us at for more details.

Customer reviews

Please check you have a later copy as the first edition had a number of incorrect / cut and paste errors from the car version ; I sent in an A4 sheet of corrections to them.
I was really looking forward to this new version , but the errors took the shine off of it even though it was a much improved version.

I bought a copy, in fact I pre-ordered it, from book depository at a great price! Great book all the information that was in the previous version and more in fact the book is over 100 pages more than the pervious My Gripe is that I would also like to look at it on my iPad, alas to do that I would have to purchase it again! Come on TSO if someone buys the hard copy they should get the digital version as well !!

Product information

Publication date: 26/10/2020