Dragon Rider Cymru

Page updated on: 11/05/2021

Dragon Rider Cymru is a motorcycle training course supported by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Enhanced Rider Scheme and Thunder Road Motorcycles of South Wales.

The Road Safety Teams from the Counties of Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire, have worked in partnership to develop this course of advanced rider skills that is delivered by experienced and qualified motorcycle instructors who are accredited by the DVSA Register of Post Test Motorcycle Instructors. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service are also supporting the initiative.

The courses are held on weekends and are one day in duration. The course will consist of a morning classroom based session that takes place at designated Fire and Rescue stations in Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford. The afternoon will be road based, using a variety of roads throughout the County and neighbouring counties to meet the motorcycle training needs of the individual rider, based on the advanced Police rider manual, Roadcraft.

Riders who have completed the Bikesafe course are encouraged to bring copies of their assessment forms for the afternoon session. The training ratio will be one instructor to a maximum of two riders for the on road element. Training will be tailored to meet the individual needs of the rider.

At the conclusion of the day participants will be issued with a certificate of competence that is recognised by a wide variety of insurance companies and may attract a premium discount.

How much does the course cost?

Thanks to Road Safety Grant funding from Welsh Government the course is FREE of charge to residents of Carmarthenshire.

Course availability

  • Monday 24th May 2021, at 6:30pm.
  • Saturday 3rd July 2021, at 10am

Courses will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. Further information on how to access the course and the link to join will be emailed to you within the week of your scheduled course. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email roadsafety@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Following the online course, you will be contacted by an instructor to arrange a suitable date and time to complete the practical element of the course.

Apply for a place on Dragon Rider Cymru