ERS - Enhanced Rider Scheme

The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) was introduced by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), in conjunction with the motorcycle industry to help motorcyclist improve on their existing riding skills and become safer and better riders.

The Enhanced Riders Scheme (ERS) is intended to benefit all bike riders who have a full motorcycle licence, irrespective to the size of bike, or the experience level of the rider. You will not need to take a test or even any training if your skills are assessed as satisfactory. A huge benefit of the Enhanced Rider Scheme is that you can also earn discounts (between 10%-15%) on your insurance as a result of participating in the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS).

1 Stop instructors have been certified and approved to offer the Enhanced Rider Scheme ERS assessment and training. Following an assessment ride, if no significant areas of weakness are found, 1 Stop issues an ERS certificate to that effect. Any rider issued with an ERS certificate is then in line for an insurance discount from one of the many insurers who have signed up to support the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS).

If there are areas that would benefit from further training, the rider would qualify for their certificate after successfully completing the training as recommended by 1 Stop Instruction. By undertaking an assessment of your riding ability, 1 Stop can tailor a development programme to suit your individual needs via a combination of practical and theoretical learning.

Many of the leading motorcycle insurers have signed up to this scheme and are prepared to offer discounts to riders who can show they can ride to the ERS standard. The insurers sponsoring the scheme are: AA Insurance, Bennett? Insurance, Bikesure, Carole Nash, Chandler Direct, CIA insurance, Devitt, E Bike, MCE Insurance, Motorcycle Direct, Norwich Union Direct and Lexham. The Enhanced Rider Bonus is supported by the following underwriters: AIG, AXA, Chaucer Insurance, Equity Red Star, Groupama, Hastings Direct, Highway, KGM, Link/ Zenith, NIG, Norwich Union and Royal & Sun Alliance.

Worryingly, figures show that motorcyclists are by far the most vulnerable of all road users. In Britain alone, the death and serious injury rate is sixteen times higher if you ride a bike than if you drive a car. As a biker you are one and a half times more likely to be involved in a serious accident on a rural road, and this greater risk is reflected in high insurance premiums.

Accidents are not necessarily down to poor riding standards alone; inexperience or poor judgement are also factors in many crashes. But how many riders have taken any form of training or instruction since undergoing basic training to pass the motorcycle test? Perhaps you have just returned to riding after a number of years or are upgrading to a bigger bike or are feeling a bit rusty. Where do you go to get your skills refreshed? You owe it to yourself to ensure you are as prepared as possible for life on the roads with not just good kit, but also good skills.

Book now and learn the skills needed to be safer and smoother rider and save money as well!

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Now it's even easier than ever to book your ERS advanced riding course with our online booking system. You can view our availibility, book your ERS training online, and then make a secure online payment for your CBT course.

How do I book my ERS Course?

There are 3 ways that you can book yourself onto a CBT course:

  • You can book online
  • You can book over the phone by calling 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418
  • You can come into our offices to pay cash. (If you would ike to take this option, please contact our office on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 before making your journey, so that we can ensure someone will be present to greet you).

Please note, to book your ERS course you will first need to satisfy some basic requirements:

  • Have a full or provisional driving licence which is valid with the correct entitlements, and no bans, restrictions or disqualifications which will legally prevent you from attending your course.
  • You must bring your original UK Full photocard driving licence. If your photocard licence has expired, then please bring an original, current and valid UK passport as well as your original expired photocard driving licence. If you have the old style paper driving licence, an original, current and valid UK passport is also required. If you have an EU licence, then you will need to bring your original EU photocard driving licence with supporting D91 form.
  • You must be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters (the use of glasses is allowed)
  • Have read the Highway Code, and demonstrate a good knowledge of this and all other UK road traffic procedures at all times.

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