ARE you a motorcyclists on today’s roads?
If so, you will no doubt understand how the congestion, poor road surfaces and questionable motoring standards of some road users ultimately make travelling more dangerous for those on two wheels.
It is vitally important that motorcyclists gain every possible advantage in order to prevent themselves from becoming yet another accident statistic.
Bikers are an extremely vulnerable group of road users. In the event of an accident, the risk of death or injury to a motorcyclist is 35 times greater than that to a car driver.
There is no protection offered to them by their mode of transport. All that stands between the motorcyclist and the road surface is their protective clothing and their riding skills.
An increasing number of motorcyclists are recognising the need to ride in a manner which gives them the edge on today’s roads and are actively seeking advanced rider training.
Advanced riding is not about slowing you down, it’s about sharpening awareness, predicting hazards well in advance, making motorcyclists more adept at observing other road users and road signs and producing smoother, more controlled and ultimately safer riders.
If you’re a motorcyclist who lives in or near East Sussex, you are invited to attend one of ESAM’s (East Sussex Advanced Motorcyclists) open days. ESAM is affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists and offers free assessment rides with one of their qualified observers, so that you can gain an appreciation of how improving your motorcycling skills can make your riding safer and more pleasurable.
ESAM meets on the second Sunday of every month at Reid Hall, Boreham Street, Nr Herstmonceux in East Sussex (A271), between 9am and 1pm.
The meetings are open to both club members and also any motorcyclists interested in finding out more about what ESAM has to offer.
They are an approachable group of people and enthusiastic about what they do, so please be assured that you will be the one judging them and not vice versa.
If you would like to know more about ESAM, please see the website www.es‑am.org.uk, or call one of the people listed below who will be happy to chat with you. Alternatively, why not just turn up to one of the open Sundays where you will be most welcome.
Andy (Chairman) – 01323 442543.
Pauline – 01323 749473.
Sheila – 01323 846244.