Enhanced Rider Scheme
Billy's Bike Training is proud to be one of the few schools in the region accredited by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) to deliver ERS (Enhanced Rider Scheme) Training.
What is ERS?
The Enhanced Rider Scheme (OR ERS for short) is a scheme designed by the DVSA for someone who has already passed their full motorcycle test, to get more from their riding. It may only be delivered by fully qualified, advanced instructors, and is designed to be fun and enjoyable - there's not even a test to pass! The scheme is suitable if you:
Have recently passed your test
Are returning to riding after a break or 'refreshing'
Are upgrading to a more powerful machine
Are interesting in stepping up to advanced riding / enhance your skills
What are the benefits?
As well as all the above...
Become a more observant, smooth and overall better rider
Learn the police system of motorcycle control - becoming safer whilst making more progress
Eligibility to join Notts Blood Bikes as a volunteer rider
Step up to a full advanced rider course - ERS provides a great 'grounding' for this!
Possible insurance discounts
How does it work?
When you initially book in, we will send you a presentation to view on a list of 'core modules' (the basic requirements to gain your ERS certificate) which will enable you to prepare for your ERS riding.
When you arrive for your ERS session, you will meet your instructor at a mutually agreed place, who will explain what the course will involve, have a chat about your previous experience, and answer any questions you might have. You'll then go for an assessment ride with your instructor, who will have a look what you're already really good at - and where you might be able to brush up.
It's designed to be fun and enjoyable, and covers a variety of different roads. Your assessment ride will take around one and a half hours, and gives you and the instructor both time to have a good look at your riding!
If you're already at the standard required, you will be issued with a DVSA certificate of competence and that's it! If you or the instructor identify any areas where you could polish up a little, then the instructor will work with you to devise a plan fully tailored to you, to help you improve where required.
What is the required standard? - Well, that's up to you largely. ERS is a step up from a motorcycle test so we would look for a 'basic standard' of advanced riding to give you your certification. But if you want to look further into this, we can train you up to full advanced motorcycle test standard even. Our ERS instructor is a fully qualified advanced motorcyclist with the Institute of Advanced Motorists.