SharpRider™ – Based on the DVSA ERS scheme.

‘Just a short note… Thanking  you for today… really enjoyed it…
I’m not quite sure why I felt any different today but felt so much more relaxed & confidence so I can only put that down to you and your pre-ride briefing…You really do have a natural calming influence without bullshiting …and delivering expert  advice from your experience and professional qualifications.’ Paul 22.7.21

The DVSA ERS scheme is suitable if you :

  • have just passed your test
  • are returning to riding after a break
  • are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle
  • want to check your riding standard
The DVSA Register of Post-Test Motorcycle Instructors

The scheme is delivered by professional licenced DVSA Post-Test Trainers, who are uniquely qualified to train riders on the road commercially.

3 days – £795

This national introductory 3-day comprehensive course delivers the entire Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) post test motorcycle training syllabus by professional licenced DVSA trainers, who have to complete a comprehensive training course, pass four examinations and are rechecked by the DVSA every 4 years. They are uniquely qualified to train on the road commercially.

The training is based on ‘Riding the Essential Skills’ published by TSO.

Add a discounted day at the British Superbike School saving £139

4 days – £995 (3 days on-road, 1 day on-track)

More details below.

SharpRider™ PRO

This Advanced Riding Course is suitable if you :

  • are already an experienced rider
  • or have successfully completed the SharpRider or other DVSA ERS Course
  • are seeking to develop your riding further
  • would like to make better progress safely
  • are a professional motorcycle rider
  • would like to learn the police’s motorcycle riding system

3 days – £795

This National 3-day comprehensive course for experienced riders is also delivered nationally by professional DVSA licenced trainers, and covers all aspects of ‘advanced riding‘. This focusses on ‘making good progress’ and requires a far higher degree of concentration, awareness skill and forward planning, based on Police Class 1 riding.

The training is based on Police Motorcycle Roadcraft published by TSO

Add a discounted day at the British Superbike School saving £139

4 days – £995 (3 days on-road, 1 day on-track)

More details below.

Courses can also be booked for 2 riders sharing over 4 not 3 days at a cost of £1,095 for the road courses, or £1495 in total including the on-track training day.

Please contact us for further detail or booking:-

More Course Details

Both courses run over 3 or 4 days, and can be sequential or spread out as required. The road courses take around 6 hours per day with 3 breaks for refreshments and recuperation. They are split into 4 x 1 hour riding sessions per day, prefaced with safety briefings and training for the specific modules, followed by post ride reviews. Riders will also be corrected mid-ride as and when necessary, and trainers will demonstrate techniques etc for delegates to copy where this will help. Delegates will be in radio contact at all times with their trainer for safety reasons (radios and headsets supplied).

The British Superbike School Days

These on-track training days are accredited by the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) who have been organising motorcycle track events since 1903 and are affiliated to the FIM. They are an opportunity to exploit the performance of your machine and build up your cornering confidence in a relatively safe environment. Subjects covered include use of throttle to aid steering, braking mid corner and counter-steering to slow and/or change direction quickly – whilst maintaining control. ‘Loss of control’ is still the main cause of falls.

Also covered is sequential shifting – always being in the correct gear, the effects of weight transfer, how it can be employed to aid braking and accelerating, and the science of tyre grip.

The day course is split into 5 x 20 min track sessions preceded by classroom training sessions, followed by a debriefing by your track coach. Maximum 3 riders/track coach.


You will be issued with a log book, which sets out the core modules. These include; a structured planned approach to riding; defensive riding and hazard awareness; overtaking and filtering; bends and corners; slow control; developing the correct rider attitude.

The course covers basic bike checks, manual handling, safe road positioning, braking, use of gears, junctions, roundabouts, Eco riding and the environment, clothing, journey planning, OSM PSL, controls and instruments, separation distance, signals, anticipation, ride planning, legal responsibilities, parking, group riding etc.

Every aspect of your riding will be examined in detail against DVSA standards and corrected if necessary. You can be assured that the training is of the highest standard.

You can be issued with an official DSA ‘Certificate of Riding Competence’ if you reach the required standard, which could reduce your insurance premium by up to 15%. You must have a full motorcycle licence.

Aspects of your riding that could be further improved to increase your safety are noted in the assessment in your log book, which is completed after every training day.

Your motorcycle must be taxed, insured and tested if appropriate and properly maintained, and you must attend in suitable motorcycle riding gear.

SharpRider was originally devised in partnership with Derbys Road safety Partnership to ensure every rider had comprehensive theory training covering all aspects of the ERS scheme.

SharpRider is also promoted by Leicester CC and Safer Roads South Yorkshire.

SharpRider™ PRO

This is based on the most recent Police Motorcycle Roadcraft, and the ‘Police Motorcycling Manual’ which was published by ACPO in 2009.

Following the course, you should have acquired, in addition to the knowledge and skills to ride safely and an understanding of the factors that increase your risk of a collision, the ability to accurately assess and reflect on your own riding behaviour.

During this practical advanced motorcycle training They will also come to understand the effect of human factors, such as attitude and fatigue on performance.

Police Roadcraft uses a riding system called IPSGA, (Information, Position, Speed, Gear, Acceleration) and you will be shown how to apply this is all situations. The course focuses on forward planning, observation and anticipation, slow controlled riding, cornering, balance and avoiding skids, signalling, positioning, overtaking and riding on motorways and dual carriageways which have particular hazards.

Advanced riding is a continual rider development and learning process.

Advanced Rider Coaching, Applewood, Old Hall Lane, East Markham, Newark, Notts, NG22 0RF 01777 818103, 07939 041606 info@sharprider.co.uk