Initial Basic Training
IBT is training to a competent basic level and is not tested for a pass or fail result. The instructor must be satisfied that the trainee has acquired the necessary skill and knowledge level needed to be safe on the road.
You can watch a video regarding IBT for motorcyclists HERE
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Module One - This module is in the Roadskill Training Centre classroom
* Motorcycle Equipment* Motorcycles and their controls* Basic Technical Checks* Taking Machine on and off the stand* Basic Safety Checks (POWER)* Moving the Machine without aid of engine* Precautions before starting (FIGS)* Starting and stopping the engine
Module Two - This module is at the Roadskill Training Centre Compound* Stopping the machine (Theory)* Moving off & Stopping in controlled fashion* Ride in a straight line* Correct use of brakes (all scenarios)* Gears selecting and changing* Junctions Left and Right using the Observation-Signal-Manoeuvre (OSM) and Position Speed-Look (PSL) routines* Emergency stopping under full control* Slalom* U Turn manoeuvre* Figure of eight* Slow Riding under control* Explanation and Application of the Motorcycle System (OSPSL)
Module Three - This module is at Roadskill Training Centre Compound & Classroom* Legal Requirements for riding on the road* Importance of knowing the Rules of the Road* Visibility - "Be Seen"* Road Positioning* Rear Observation at appropriate times* Road surfaces and Traffic Conditions* Progress - Fast/Slow* Hazard perception and anticipation
Module Four - This module is carried out on-road* The application of Module 3 (in practice) whilst on a public road* Dealing with Junctions* Dealing with Roundabouts* Dealing with Traffic controls* Dealing with Hills (incline & decline)* Dealing with Hazards and Obstructions
Module 5 (Progression Module)
This module includes topics previously covered during Modules 2 & 4 with
some additional new content to allow ‘progression’ the training needs to
be undertaken on the new vehicle type, you wish to change to, e.g. from
‘automatic’ to ‘manual’. This progression Module will facilitate changes in
your entitlements without you having to undergo the full programme again
and in limited circumstances without you having to undergo a practical
driving test. For Direct access purposes to Category ‘A’ or ‘A2’ motorcycles,
you will need 13 hours to complete this module. Where IBT has already
been completed and you are availing of ‘progressive access’ then you will
need 11 hours to complete this module.
1. Moving off and stopping
2. Use of brakes
3. Use of gears
4. Slow riding exercise
5. Figure of eight exercise
6. U-turn exercise
7. Slalom exercise
8. Rear observation and mirror work
9. Turning left and right
10 Obstacle Avoidance
11. Emergency adjustment of speed
13. Carrying pillion Passengers
14. Using a Sidecar / towing a Trailer
17. Traffic lights
19. Safe distance
20. Anticipation and reaction to
hazards including dealing with
Emergency service vehicles.
21.Pedestrian & rail crossings (rail
23. Socially responsible Riding/driving
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The video below is the complete guide to your Initial Basic Training which is provided by the Road Safety Authority
Please note that we will not pair up anyone who is a novice or has never ridden a motorcycle before. Customers who fall into this bracket must do one on one training.
If you have ridden a motorcycle before but wish to do one on one training then this can be arranged for the one on one price.
If you wish to pair up with another rider and you have previous experience then we can normally find somebody to pair you up with.
COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS
Classroom sessions will be a maximum of 4 people with 2m social distance spacing between them. Day 2 on the bike is a maximum of 2 per instructor.
On the day of your training we will open the doors at the start time stated and then ask you to follow our health & safety protocols in place.
What should you bring with you?
We ask all customer to supply their own lunch on the day as we are not near any shops.
We will supply you with an IBT log book and a fresh bottle of water.
You will need to bring your own pen and extra drinks if you require them during the day.
We will ask you to adhere to certain rules during the breaks etc.