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Elevenses – CE SPECIAL

I interview Dr Chris Hurren of Deakin University in Australia, the man at the centre of the MotoCAP protective clothing rating system. Tune in and find out how clothing is independently tested by MotoCAP then rated for protective function, comfort and waterproofing. https://www.ko-fi.com/post/Elevenses-Mon-27-April-2020—CE-SPECIAL-with-Dr-C-I3I11NN19

Elevenses – topical news, controversial views and biking tips – LIVE!

CONFINED TO BARRACKS? MISSING YOUR BIKING FIX? Then head on over to http://www.facebook.com/survivalskills and catch up with my new ‘ELEVENSES’ LIVE webcast! Make a brew, grab a biscuit and pull up a chair and enjoy 30 minutes of topical news, controversial views and better biking tips ready to get back out there! Join me, Kevin … Continue reading

Survival Skills has gone online!

Join our Online Sessions! As you have probably realised, my face-to-face training is on indefinite hold in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve shut up shop completely. Survival Skills has gone online! WEBCHAT – ‘Elevenses’ Join me, Kevin Williams, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11am for topic news, … Continue reading

*** Coronavirus (COVID-19) *** UPDATE from Survival Skills

On Saturday 14, I put in place a policy with regard to the CV-19 outbreak. Having a duty of care to my customers, I said I believed – as things stood on Saturday – there was relatively little risk in going ahead with practical training, as it is an open air activity, which allows us … Continue reading

*** Coronavirus (COVID-19) *** How Survival Skills is approaching the outbreak

LAST UPDATE SUNDAY 15 MARCH I’m sure that you, like me, have been following the news on the CV-19 outbreak here in the UK with some concern over the last few days. Right now, major sporting events have been unilaterally cancelled by the organisers, and it looks like the government will be introducing emergency laws … Continue reading

*** OFFERS *** Yes, it’s Black Friday

I know it’s another US import but hey, ho… everyone is offering special one-off prices and my publisher is no different. So until midnight tonight, you can take advantage off a whopping 25% discount on the entire range of Survival Skills paperbacks:– the DIY guide to better riding ‘Survival SKILLS’– ‘Tarmac Tactics’ an in-depth look … Continue reading

Read the Facebook Files 2014

LATEST NEWS The Facebook Files for 2014 are NOW AVAILABLE! Every post in the Survival Skills TIPS on TUESDAY and SKILLS on SATURDAY series – almost 100 articles – are now available here. Just to make sure you know what you are signing up for, January’s articles are available FREE. If you want to carry … Continue reading

What have I been upto in New Zealand?

Find out here!SOBS in New Zealand – a successful trip!       Why Survival Skills?…because it’s a jungle out there Since 1997, Kevin Williams MSc and Survival Skills Rider Training have led the way in making high quality rider training courses and advanced motorcycling skills accessible to all riders. The goal of Survival Skills has always been to help … Continue reading

Some tips for Basic Training! Part 3

Today, in part three of the major series of new posts from Survival Skills helping the beginning or novice rider, we’re looking some tips to help you with CBT’s practical off-road training. In mid-March, when I’m back from New Zealand, I’ll look at how to ‘convert’ to the big bike for Direct Access training and then … Continue reading

Some tips for Basic Training! Part 2

This morning, it’s time for part two of a major new series of posts helping the beginning or novice rider to make good choices. Last week I looked at the kind of decisions to make before booking a course, today we’re going to look at how to prepare for Compulsory Basic Training (or CBT). Next … Continue reading