Rider Intervention Developing Experience Course (RIDE)

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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 and includes tea and coffee at registration, and a further break will be provided.

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 Rider Intervention Development Experience (RIDE) course you must:

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The course costs £100 in Kent. This is non-refundable.

Book a course online

You must bring a valid photocard driving licence. If you do not have a photocard driving licence, the old style paper driving licence may be produced with another form of photographic identification.

Failure to produce photographic ID will result in no admittance onto the course and you will incur a rebooking fee.

For more information visit the NDORS website.

If you have any questions concerning your photo identification, which is a requirement to attend the course, you should contact Kent Driver Education team on 03000 41 82 82, well in advance of your course date.

If you currently have a paper application, you may wish to apply to exchange your paper driver licence to photo driver licence.

If you have lost, damaged or had your drivers licence stolen, apply for a replacement online.

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.

Location name Address
Kent County Council Ashford Highway DepotKent County Council Ashford Highway Depot
Henwood Industrial Estate
Javelin Way
Ashford
Kent
TN24 8AD
Oakwood House HotelOakwood House Hotel
Oakwood Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8AE

**Addresses shown above correspond with those Royal Mail hold.