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training school receives government recognition

MotoScotland has achieved government recognition for its off-road motorcycle training and the spin-off benefit to bikers riding on the road.

Based at Inveraray in Argyll, MotoScotland was already the only off-road motorbike training centre in the UK to have its courses recognised as advanced rider training for road riders by council road safety departments and insurers.

Now the school’s courses have been endorsed by the Department for Transport and Driver Vehicle Standards Agency.
 
“In 2014 we invited the DfT and DVSA to to participate in our unique training so they could fully understand the value to rider road safety,” MotoScotland owner Clive Rumbold told BDN. “In 2015, government officials attended our training and immediately recognised how valuable this type of training was. Earlier this year they consulted with us to determine the key benefits to rider road safety and in June, MotoScotland received written confirmation that new information/pages had been added to both government department websites.”
 
Rumbold continued: “Road safety for motorcyclists could be improved by riders taking this type of training – this could help reduce the growing number of rider accidents/deaths. Riders are now being recommended to do off-road training by the government – a significant shift in the perception of off-roading.

“More riders are likely to go on to try related competitive sports such as trials, motocross and enduro.
“It should also have a positive impact on bike sales and ancillary items as more people engage with off-road riding.”
 
 

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