We are one of 60 local voluntary groups affiliated to RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).
The aim of our group is to reduce road accidents, especially for motorcyclists, by encouraging an interest in road safety, by improving motorcycle riding standards, and developing riding knowledge and skills.
Your goal in joining this group should be to take the RoSPA RoADAR test and achieve a recognised motorcycle safety certification. It is our objective to help you on that journey and encourage you to enrol with RoSPA and take that test. As an associate you will meet with tutors on a regular basis to develop your skills and knowledge to that end. While RoSPA ROADAR caters for both cars and motorcycles, this group (RoSPA IART) is a motorcycle only group.
We encourage ongoing membership and ROSPA recertification is every three years. For those that are interested, we actively welcome certified riders to become tutors themselves. This is voluntary and there is no obligation for any member to do so. However, it is only by advanced riders going forward to become tutors themselves that the group can remain sustainable. Without tutors the group cannot function.
Quarterly meetings are held that include presentation on the material taught, user experiences and general discussion is encouraged. Time permitting these meeting may be supplemented by riding skills sessions, e.g. slow speed riding or maximum braking and bike ABS reactions. (Currently Covid restricted).