Please note that RIDE is not currently available in Suffolk. To book a course, please visit: https://www.ndors.org.uk
The National RIDE (Riders’ Intervention Developing Experience) course is a one-day course targeted at powered two-wheeler (PTW) offenders who have committed a wide range of offences including speeding (non-camera), going through red lights, aggressive tailgating, crossing solid white lines when overtaking, etc.
It is targeted at riders whose attitudes (rather than skills deficits) mean that they take unacceptable risks on the road and therefore are likely to represent a danger to themselves and other road users.
The course is a mixture of presentation, discussion and group activities, which all take place in a classroom setting and are delivered by experienced bikers who want to promote motorcycling as an enjoyable, sustainable travel option.
Course participants are expected to honestly evaluate their own attitudes towards riding and to identify the personal triggers which lead to risky riding behaviour.
The aim of the course is to produce safer and more responsible attitudes towards riding, and to increase motivation to ride with consideration for other road users.
The cost of the course is ninety five pounds (£95 GBP). This fee is non-refundable.
The course fee is a set amount and cannot be reduced or paid in instalments.The course must be paid for in full at the time of booking by debit or credit card. Cash/cheques are not accepted.
Ipswich is the main centre with the majority of courses and places are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Courses are usually available Monday-Saturday
Course dates can only be changed in exceptional circumstances. Evidence will be required in certain situations. If you are offered a new date no further dates will be offered thereafter.
Changes to course dates will incur a £55 admin fee
You will be required to produce your full driving licence, ensuring that your photocard has not expired, at the start of the course. If your licence does not include a photograph please provide additional photographic evidence, such as a passport, or suitable alternative*. Failure to produce the above documentation may disqualify you from participating and the matter will be referred back to the Police.
*For further information in 'suitable alternatives' please call: 0345 600 1291
There is no test, but you must attend and complete the whole course, make a positive contribution through participating and show that you have a responsible attitude towards safe riding. You must also show respect for others on the course and their health and safety.
Parking is available, but not guaranteed. We would recommend that you look at alternate means of travel and allow plenty of time for your journey. Please visit the following sites for more travel options:
For cycle routes: www.greenSuffolk.org/travel
For public transport information: www.suffolkonboard.com
Please note late arrivals will not be allowed into the course and the file will be returned to the Police
Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge, but we do not provide snacks or meals
Up to a maximum of 24 (26 in exceptional circumstances)
You must arrive on time for your course. Late arrivals may be refused entry and, unless under exceptional circumstances, will have their files returned to the Police and the offer of a RIDE Course withdrawn. Any re-booking will incur a charge of £55.00
You are required to complete the full course. Failure to do so will result in your file being returned to the Police and the offer of a RIDE Course withdrawn.
If you do not attend the course, and fail to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances within 24 hours, your file will be returned to the Police.
Providing your chosen area can offer you the course you have been directed to, it may be possible to transfer your course to another area. For details of course venues, please visit: https://www.ndors.org.uk
At this time courses are only offered on a referral basis from the Police.