Workshops

Free Survive The Ride, Rider Safety Workshops again in 2019.

The next free rider safety workshops in NSW this year are:

– Raymond Terrace – Saturday March 30.

10:00am – 12:00 noon at the Raymond Terrace Library, 18a Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace.

– Batemans Bay  –  Saturday April 6th.

1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Batemans Bay Community Centre,  2 Museum Place,  Batemans Bay

– Tweed Heads – Saturday May 25.

– Laurieton  –  Saturday June 1st.

We are finalising dates for workshops in the Hunter Valley.

These workshops in rural NSW are possible thanks to a grant from Transport for NSW.

Over the past 6 months we have revised the workshop to focus on the issues that most riders seem to be interested in.  For example, many riders want to talk mainly about how to manage corners (good cornering is much more than just “enter wide – stay wide – exit close”).  Other riders are keen to learn how to reduce their aches and pains through improving their posture.

The 2019 workshop covers these issues and many other little decisions we make that help to make the ride more enjoyable.

What do we talk about?

The workshop covers ways to gain more enjoyment from each ride:

  • The key decisions for managing the common challenges on the road such as cornering, riding in groups/traffic and staying alert.
  • The various elements of riding posture for each type of bike – cruisers, sports, scooters, etc.  (not all riders can squeeze their tank with their knees).
  • Reducing your personal risks.  Acknowledging the little mistakes you make and making a plan to avoid them in the future.

If you are interested in attending a workshop in your local area contact your local Council and ask them to contact us, or, you can email us at david@survivetheride.org.

Previous Years

Thanks to the  Tweed Shire, Goulburn, Eurobodalla, Port Macquarie, Bathurst and Blayney Councils for all their efforts in organising the workshops during  2018.  Over 150 riders attended our workshops.

A number of Rider Safety Workshops were also conducted in rural NSW in 2015 with the assistance of the Road Safety Officers at Coffs Harbour, Eurobodalla and Albury Councils, local motorcycle dealers and NRMA Motoring and Services.

Our workshops are attended by people wanting to gain a higher level of understanding on increasing the smiles and reducing the frights when riding.

This workshop provides information for both new and and potential riders along with those just wanting a refresher course.

The workshop aim:

We want to assist riders (including new and “returning” riders) to enjoy riding while also minimising the chance of repair bills, medical bills and Police fines.

Why should you attend?

We are riders so we know how much enjoyment there is to be gained from riding.

We also know about learning something new each time we ride. One way we learn is to notice our little mistakes and try to avoid them next time.  Another, less risky way to learn, is to learn how to avoid mistakes from other riders.

We talk openly about the mistakes we make and how to avoid your own simple mistakes.

Who should attend?

Both new and experienced riders have benefited from the workshops.  In fact many new riders appreciate the chance to chat to experienced riders before and after the workshop.

We can also organise workshops tailored for specific groups such as dealerships, riding groups and clubs.

If your dealership or shop would like to host a workshop, please contact us to book a date.

Over the past few years workshops have also been conducted at:

  • MegaBabes Ride in Dubbo
  • Coffs Harbour – NSW HOG Rally
  • Blacktown Harley Davidson – Blacktown
  • Motor Cycle Accessories Supermarket – Auburn
  • Team Moto – Blacktown
  • Ducati Club NSW
  • Deus Ex Machina – Camperdown
  • Action Motorcycles – Sydney
  • Scooter Central – Brookvale
  • Scooteria – Stanmore
  • The Scooter Store – Caringbah
  • Scootering – Neutral Bay
  • My Scooter – Drummoyne
  • Scooter Expo in Sydney (St Ives) – 2011, 2012