Motorcycle Skills School

2021 Dates: COMING SOON!

The partnership between Mercury Motorcycle Training and Castle Combe Circuit has been formed to offer motorcycle rider development opportunities. 

Do you want to enhance your skills and take your riding to the next level? You're in the right place!

Participants of the Motorcycle Skills School Day will experience the capabilities of their machines as well as themselves in a safe, controlled and traffic free environment on the circuit. It will merge the skills learned on the circuit with the skills needed to be a safer and more competent rider.

The day will begin with registration, noise testing and a full mandatory safety brief.

The remainder of the day will be circuit sessions preceded by a short theory lesson delivered by a qualified Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) instructor or track instructor. Your time on the circuit will be used to put the theory into practice which will be under the watchful eye of your instructor. 

Topics covered in the theory sessions will include:

  • Vision - "Look where you are going - and a little more!"
  • Machine dynamics - "Some simple principles of physics"
  • Braking - "How hard can you really brake?"
  • Steering - "Your hands follow your eyes"
  • Throttle control - "Power is in the hand of the beholder!"
  • Body position/anchoring - "We sit "in" our machines not "on" them - discuss!"

By the end of the day it is hoped that you will have met some, if not all, of your pre-set training objectives and taken your skill to another level.

Format

Details

  • £175 per person
  • Your motorcycle must be 250cc or over
  • Full day from 07:30 - 17:30 with 1-hour lunch break
  • Circuit noise compliant - 105 Db at 75% rev range
  • Compulsory and detailed group safety briefing
  • You must hold a full A class or A2 motorcycle licence
  • Allocation by experience into 3 groups of 12 riders
  • No lap timing
  • Each group of 12 riders subdivided into smaller groups of 4-6 riders
  • No helmet or body cameras - bike mounted cameras are acceptable
  • Theory session followed by 20 minute circuit sessions with instructor input
  • Helmet must be British Motorsport compliant (gold sticker)
  • Certificates on completion
  • Clothing must be:
  1. Leathers - one piece or "zip together" two-piece OR
  2. Textiles suits are allowed - jacket must overlap waist of the trousers - no gaps

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