Motorcyclists although making up around only 1% of the motoring population account for a highly disproportionate number of serious injury or fatal collisions. There are many reasons why this is the case, however the very nature of motorcycling and the mindset of some motorcyclists exposes them to extreme dangers.

RIDE is a one-day classroom based course targeted at powered two-wheeler offenders who have committed a wide range of offences.  It is targeted at riders whose attitudes rather than skills deficit mean that they take unacceptable risks on the road.

Eligible offences include:

  • Speeding (officer witnessed not camera offences)
  • Contravene red lights
  • Aggressive tailgating
  • Crossing solid white lines etc

RIDE aims to produce safety and more responsible attitudes towards riding, and to increase motivation to ride with consideration for other road users.  Educating riders via this course will hopefully reduce the number of injuries and deaths on our roads, making safer communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you attend a one-day course to help you avoid motoring offences in future, you will not have to pay the fixed penalty fine. It also means that you will not get points on your licence.

The courses are held in Carmarthen and Aberystwyth.  If you do not live in the Dyfed-Powys area, please go online to view all other areas and Service  Providers at

You can book a course online by going to or by phoning 01267 226479 (phones lines are open between 09.00am and 12.30pm.  There is an answer phone facility outside of these times or if phone lines are busy).

Courses are available through the medium of English and Welsh.

There is no test to pass, but you are required to "complete the course in a satisfactory way". This means you must make a positive contribution to the course by participating fully.

Satisfactory completion of the course, which means:

  • Attending all sessions;
  • Completing all course paperwork;
  • Displaying a positive attitude to road safety.

If you do not manage all these requirements, you will be considered to have not completed the course in a satisfactory way.

No, it is a chance to look at some habits that you might have developed, discuss them with others in a relaxed atmosphere and to explore some good driving tips with an experienced trainer.

Course Venues

Outside of the Dyfed-Powys Police Area

For information on service providers and venues outside of the Dyfed-Powys police area visit the NDORS Police UK website, or Driver Improvement website.

Further Information

If you have any queries or questions not covered  within this information, please contact:

Dyfed-Powys Police, Police HQ, PO Box 99,  Llangunnor, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 2PF

Phone: 01267 226479.  (Phone lines are open between 09.00am and 12.30pm. There is an answer phone facility outside of these times or if phone lines are busy).

Client Feedback

Below are examples of feedback received from clients who have previously attended this course:

  • "Very informative and delivered in a very good manner and on a level that was easy to understand."
  • "The course provided valuable information and the trainers were great."
  • "The Trainers were better than I expected. I thought I’d be getting grilled all day but it was nothing like that. It was a nice friendly environment"