Rider Intervention Developing Experience (RIDE) course

To attend this course you must have received a letter from the police.

This course shows you how dangerous reckless, careless or anti-social riding can be. The aim of the course is to prevent riders from reoffending or worse, becoming a casualty.

RIDE is a theory only course targeted at powered two wheeler (PTW) riders whose attitudes (rather than a skills deficit) mean they take unacceptable risks on the road and therefore are likely to represent a danger to themselves and other road users.

It lasts 6 hours (including breaks).

Course information

You can only attend one RIDE course in three years. Any further offending will be dealt with by prosecution.

The course trainers have professional rider training and/or behavioural change backgrounds and follow national requirements. The police do not participate in the course.

You can take the course in other areas in the UK, just search the police DORS website to attend a course outside of Kent.

Further information on this course can be found at National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme website.

Before attending the RIDE course you should read the medical fitness advice from GOV.UK and tell the DVLA about any condition that might affect your ability to drive safely.

To book call us on 03000 41 81 81.

You must provide:

  • driving licence number
  • name
  • address
  • contact number
  • any additional needs.

It costs £100 in Kent. This is non-refundable.

You must bring photo identification to prove who you are.

If you do not bring photo identification, you could be refused entry to the course.

Examples of photo identification can be:

  • valid passport
  • valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
  • valid photographic driving licence (if you currently have a paper application, you may wish to apply to exchange your paper driver licence to photo driver licence)
  • valid armed forces identity card
  • valid police warrant card/badge
  • valid employees identity pass
  • Citizen Card
  • valid Government-issued identity card
  • SMART card
  • electoral identity card
  • photographic disabled badge
  • NUS card photographic (National Union of Students)
  • photographic university/college ID card
  • company ID card of nationally recognised company (photographic)
  • council issued bus pass (senior citizens only)
  • pension book (the only acceptable form of non-photographic identification)
  • Young Scot card

If you have a photocard licence we can only accept it with a current photograph and if the photograph still identifies you (field 4b on your licence gives the expiry date of the photograph).

Please make sure you arrive on time.

If you are late you will not be allowed to participate. This could lead to a re-booking fee if we can offer a new course date, or your case being returned to the police.

Course locations can vary, but they are usually held in Ashford.