Introducing Ridefree – the award-winning CBT training for motorcyclists

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and Highways England are pleased to announce the launch of Ridefree.

From Saturday the 25th of July, novice riders will be able to log on to Safe Driving for Life and take a set of pre-compulsory basic training (CBT) eLearning modules. There are six in total, and each one is specifically designed to build skills and confidence in key topic areas.

Why Ridefree?

Taking compulsory basic training should be an enjoyable experience. But there’s a lot to learn and it’s normal to feel worried about starting to ride. Ridefree helps reduce anxiety by focusing on the essential building blocks of good riding. At the end of the course, riders will

  • have improved knowledge of important riding skills and behaviours
  • have more time to focus on learning the practical skills
  • be able to link the eLearning to practical CBT skills.

What do the modules cover?

Each module has been written to provide riders with the fundamental skills required for safe riding. They’re based on evidence and tailored to the experiences of real learners and real trainers.

The course modules are:

  • Module 1 – The Highway Code and hazard perception
  • Module 2 – Motorcycle clothing, equipment and maintenance
  • Module 3 – The link between rider behaviour and rider safety
  • Module 4A – Risk-increasing factors (part 1)
  • Module 4B – Risk-increasing factors (part 2)
  • Module 5 – The impact of being involved in an incident, and becoming an experienced rider.

Riders should complete the six pre-course eLearning modules before doing the practical CBT session.

Is there a certificate?

Yes! Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Ridefree certificate.

Enjoy your Ridefree training – and remember, for additional help with important riding skills, visit the Safe Driving for Life Bike Knowledge Centre.