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With over 900 members, we encourage better biking through advanced training, and becoming part of a great club.

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Observed Rides (2010-16)

Test Passes (2016)

The explanation of the physics of a bike cornering was the best explanation I have encountered of a surprisingly difficult subject.

I went out for a ride with my observer first time after LLR course. I have scored A for the first time in my 9 rides with my observer(Nick Caiger-Smith). I have attached a copy of the sheet. In the SYSTEM section Nick says: GOOD USE OF SYSTEM – WELL DRIVEN – LOOK LEAN & ROLL LAST WEEKEND HAS MADE AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE TO YOUR MACHINE HANDLING +  CONFIDENCE.
MerveLook Lean & Roll

I cannot recommend this course enough. I ride through Pirbright bends everyday, and manage the corners competently with only the occasional “OMG” moment. I rode through them again today, putting my new knowledge into practice, and had a great ride – not just quicker, but I felt much more confident and more importantly, had the knowledge that if something did go wrong, I would know what to do. I had a great day yesterday, and I can’t thank you and the other volunteers enough, especially as there are so many of you willing to help us. It was a well run course, and you were all very generous in imparting your knowledge and experience with newer riders. I feel that all the feedback and tips will improve my riding, and it was really great to learn this in a safe environment. I hope to do the course again, to really cement these techniques into my everyday riding to make me a safer rider. Hopefully, next time, I can do it in bad weather – after all, this is England. All in all, the course was an absolute bargain when I think about what I gained in terms of knowledge and confidence, and I would have no hesitation in recommending the course to any rider.
CorrineLook Lean & Roll