Motorcyclists urged to upskill

by Mike Isle

Canterbury Police are urging motorcyclists to hone their skills by visiting the Ride Forever website for tips and coaching opportunities.

This follows the deaths of three motorcyclists in Canterbury this year.

Senior Sergeant Kelly Larsen said the Ride Forever site opened new opportunities for motorcyclists to improve their riding skills.

These included Ride Forever courses, which are subsidised by ACC and provide four hours of training for just $20.

“We’d love to see every rider in Canterbury complete one of these courses,” Senior Sergeant Larsen said.

“Feedback we have had is that even very experienced motorcyclists take something out of it.”

As well as access to the coaching courses, the Ride Forever website includes tips for pillion passengers, how to choose the right bike, a gear checklist, and how to adjust for different road and weather conditions.

The site also has a subscription service for the Ride Forever newsletter.

The website can be accessed at