Below you will find links to biking resources that can help you improve your skills, stay safe and avoid accidents on the roads.
There are also links to motorcycle associations, legal information and touring in Scotland.
Motorcycle skills & safety
Upgrade your skills to get the most out of your bike. Enjoy yourself and stay safe.
Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) – Sign up for advanced rider training and get tips and advice on advanced motoring skills.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – Promotes safer motorcycling through work and helps learner drivers, as well as offering advice for parents. Find information on avoiding the five most common motorcycle accidents and keep updated on Motorcycling safety policies.
Sharp – The Helmet Safety Scheme – The new helmet safety scheme for motorcyclists.
Driving tests and the law
Find out everything you need to know on the Highway Code and the practical test.
Direct Gov: Highway Code – Rules for motorcyclists and motorcycle licence requirements. Find advice and tips on driving in adverse weather conditions and more.
Direct Gov: Practical Test – Information on the test structure and how to apply for the test.
RoSPA: Advanced Riders test – RoSPA Advanced rider information and forms.
Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) – Sign up for advanced rider training here and get tips and advice on advanced motoring skills and advanced Rider information and forms.
Professional and government
Policy on road safety for motorcyclists is always developing. Make sure you know the facts.
Department for Transport – Road safety advice and guidelines
The Scottish Government Publications – Guidance for Roads Authorities on motorcycling related issues.
These groups represent rider’s interests and promote the right to ride and to ride safely.
Motorcycle Action Group – Lobbying against unsympathetic legislation that threatens the pleasure of riders.
Motorcycle Industry Association – Working to protect its members and actively promoting the many positives of motorcycling. MCI seeks to expand the market to the benefit of members.
Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association – Dedicated to motorcycle rider trainers and companies involved in all types of training, including pre-test, post-test, off-road and track.
Motorcycle.org.uk – Links to non-profit Scottish bike and scooter clubs.
National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) – Supporting people with disabilities who want to ride motorcycles.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – Raising awareness about how to prevent road accidents involving car users, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Find out where bikes are welcome in Scotland and how to tour safely.
Around the Corner: Safe Biking in the Scottish Borders – Challenging bike routes through the Scottish Borders including Police bikers’ best loved rides. Maps available for download.
MotorcycleScotland.com – The best motorbike routes in Scotland.
Visit Scotland: Welcome Bikers Scheme – Information on the image of the Welcome Bikers Sign.