IAM RoadSmart stages first ever female-only bike skills day

Kieran Howells
IAM RoadSmart stages first ever female-only bike skills day

IAM RoadSmart is staging its first ever riding skills day for female bikers only, focusing on handling, skills development and getting the most from their riding.

The day will focus on individuals’ own development goals and all levels of ability and experience are welcome.

The women-only riding day takes place at Thruxton circuit in Hampshire on 19 September and riders don’t need to be an IAM RoadSmart member to take part.

Amanda Smith, IAM RoadSmart, head of field service delivery, said: “Our members have been asking for a women-only skills day so they could learn skills at their own pace with like-minded follow bikers. We were more than happy to provide this. This day is for all female riders who want to improve their skills whilst also having some fun.”

Subjects covered on the day will include vanishing points, entry, apex and exit points, how they vary from road to circuit, why and how we use them, where we should position for view, progress and safety together with braking, where to brake, when and how much to brake, how it feels in an emergency and finishing on accelerator (throttle) application to set the balance of the bike for controlled smooth cornering, and how to use the accelerator/throttle to add stability to the bike when entering corners, blipping or constant accelerator techniques when changing down gears.

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Place on this skills day are £135 each and can be booked by calling 0300 303 1134.

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