Transport for London (TfL) has announced three new motorcycle training courses and other measures to generally raise standards within London’s rider training industry, plus an objective to improve the riding skills/safety of city motorcycle riders.
The three new TfL motorcycle training courses are:
- Preparing for your CBT – this is a free online course aimed at helping novice and young riders to prepare for their CBT and to better understand essential riding theory and key aspects of the Highway Code.
- Beyond CBT (Skills for delivery riders) – a one day TfL funded post-CBT course that better prepared delivery riders for the demands of riding professionally on London’s busy road network.
- 1-2-1 Motorcycle Skills – a free two-hour, tailored session with a qualified motorcycle instructor, aimed at dealing with the challenges of a specific route/commute
TfL to improve standards of motorcycle training in London
Transport for London are also on record saying that they will continue to lobby the government regarding the need to further improve standards of motorcycle training and how riders are licensed. TfL also voice their support for the MCIA and MCIAC.
Karen Cole, MCIA Director of Safety and Training, said:
“Deliveries made on powered two wheelers help reduce congestion for all Londoners and therefore improving the safety of riders is critically important. Making additional training available with accredited motorcycle training schools is a big step in the right direction and we are delighted to be involved in this project.”
Lilli Matson, TfL’s Director of Transport Strategy, said:
“It is unacceptable that there are disproportionately high numbers of motorcyclists involved in fatal and serious collisions. As part of our Vision Zero approach to reducing road danger, our new measures will work alongside wider efforts to reduce the number of serious and fatal collisions on London’s roads which include education, enforcement and infrastructure improvements.”
Dan Warne, Deliveroo’s General Manager for UK and Ireland, said:
“It is fantastic that TfL is working with businesses of all models to strengthen safety for road users. Road safety is of the utmost importance to Deliveroo and we regularly work with experts to improve kit and our online training standards. We look forward to exploring how we can go even further to ensure riders are safe.”