Powys motorcyclists are invited to sign up for a free enhanced riders training course to help improve their riding skills and the safety of Powys roads.

Powys County Council’s Road safety Team are providing these courses, free of charge, to any motorcyclist who lives in Powys or regularly uses Powys’ roads.

The course is funded by the Welsh Government and hosted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

The advanced rider scheme is suitable for full motorbike licence holders who want to improve their riding skills, for those returning to riding after a break, riders who have just passed their test, people upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle and/or those who want to check their riding standard.


The course consists of a short online theory session and a half-day practical on-road session, during a weekend, with an experienced trainer.

There is no test, but riding will be assessed, and appropriate training given to each participant who, all being well, will receive a DVSA certificate of competence on completion of the scheme.

The line theory will be held on August 18 while the on-road rides are scheduled for August 20 and 21.

Spaces for the courses are limited, so anyone interested in attending is encouraged to get in touch to reserve a place, either by email via miranda.capecchi1@powys.gov.uk or by phoning possible: 01597 826924