Advanced Motorcycle Training

If you already have a motorcycle licence and it's been a while since you were on a bike, ProScot's Advanced Motorcycle Training is an ideal way of getting back into biking. Or if you really want to learn how to handle a motorcycle, then John Macdonald, ProScot's Director, can help.

John is one of Britain's highest qualified motorcycle instructors and a multiple Scottish Motorcycle Racing Champion so he has a wealth of experience and skills which he uses to help you improve your riding skills and learn new techniques. The highest standards of training, safety and service are always at the forefront of John's mind - a philosophy which is shared by all the members of the ProScot team.

If you want to learn advanced cornering to help get you round those tricky bends then ProScot can help. The advanced Motorcycle training we provide is the best of the best.

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Refresher Course

If you already have a motorcycle licence and it's been a while since you were on a bike, ProScot's Refresher Course is an ideal way of getting back into biking.

This course is completely flexible and can be modified to suit individual requirements and budgets. For example, a course could take the following format:

  • 2 Hrs 125cc Machine control skills in our large off road training area
  • 4 Hrs 125cc On-road riding skills
  • 4 Hrs 500cc Machine control in our off-road area and on-road riding skills

We recommend using one of the motorcycles from our top quality fleet for this course - and we don't charge for hire.

Advanced Rider Training

At ProScot, we offer three Advanced Rider Training Courses, all led by ProScot Director, John Macdonald, multiple Scottish Champion motorcycle racer and one of Britain's highest qualified motorcycle instructors. (Please read John's profile below)

Bronze: Introduction To Cornering Techniques (1-day course). Usually £150 now £125 for a limited period. (Book Now)

This course is aimed at riders who lack confidence going round corners and want to learn the foundations of good cornering technique. This 1-day course will improve both your cornering techniques and your roadcraft.

Silver: Advanced Cornering Skills Course (2-day course) Usually £300 now £250 for a limited period. (Book Now)

This unique course is for riders who have completed the Bronze course or feel their cornering techniques are at least �average' and want to take their riding skills to the next level.

This course concentrates on advanced cornering techniques and covers throttle control, counter steering, use of gears, correct braking, correct body posture, tyre grip, lean angles, observation and planning techniques, information gathering, motorcycle control, correct use of road position and speed, camber and road surface assessment, limit or vanishing point, bend linking, trail braking, overtaking and much, much more.

This unique course is for riders who have completed the Bronze course or feel their cornering techniques are at least �average' and want to take their riding skills to the next level.

This course concentrates on advanced cornering techniques and covers throttle control, counter steering, use of gears, correct braking, correct body posture, tyre grip, lean angles, observation and planning techniques, information gathering, motorcycle control, correct use of road position and speed, camber and road surface assessment, limit or vanishing point, bend linking, trail braking, overtaking and much, much more.

Some of the comments and feedback:

"Just completed the 2 day Advanced Cornering Skills course with John Macdonald (instructor and director of ProScot) and 2 other great guys (students) who travelled from the west coast of Scotland to participate in the course. Despite having my licence for about 4 yrs the skills I learned on this course were incredible. The course is very well structured to cater for all ability levels and is designed to progressively and safely take you beyond your natural comfort levels of riding and enhance your understanding of your not only your own ability but also that of your bike. Don't be put of by a little rain.... there is no doubt that the persistent rain on day 1 of the course greatly assisted in developing all of our skills and on day 2, the dry day, the improved confidence levels and handling skills were a sight to be believed. This course is well worth the investment for not only giving you a greater riding experience but also a greater awareness of dangers and added tools in your skills bag to assist you in times of need which we all hope never to face... Thanks John.." Brian Miller

"Just spent a couple of days on the advanced cornering skills course with John Macdonald at ProScot. Had an excellent couple of days despite the rain on day 1. This course has been excellent in building my confidence. Thanks again John... Will come on another course soon." David Jones

"My friend and I just spent an excellent couple of days with John Macdonald of ProScot on their Advanced Cornering Techniques course. Despite two of the wettest days this year we learned how to ride quicker and safer than I thought possible in such poor conditions. Well worth the money for the confidence it's given and I would definitely recommend it to others - John's very knowledgeable on this subject and a great teacher." John Fleming

"I have just completed 2 days of Advanced Corning Techniques. Having driven throught some of the worst rain that we could of imagined.This did not phase John Macdonald, he used the conditions to our advantage. Following the classroom talks we went out and put all the theroy to the test, So we got to build knowlage and ability one small step at a time. John is a great instructor, easy to get along with, having endless ability. I now feel that I can read the roads so much better and have the ability to go out in any condition. Many thanks." Hywel Merrett.

"Been on an advanced motorcycle cornering techniques course the past two days led by 7 - time Scottish Champion John Macdonald at ProScot in Kirkcaldy. Easily the best money I have spent. I highly recommend it to all my biker pals" Robin Manson

Gold: Advanced Rider Training Course (2-day course) Usually £300 now £250 for a limited period. (Book Now)

Before undertaking this course, you must successfully complete the Silver course.

Our Gold course will help you further develop the skills of an advanced motorcyclist and, on completion, you'll be eligible to sit the IAM or RoSPA Advanced Test.

This course covers all aspects of motorcycle riding, from slow speed bike control to riding in built up areas, country roads, dual carriageways and motorways. You'll also sit a mock Advanced Test and receive full feedback on your motorcycling skills. The majority of students who attend this course pass the RoSPA test first time - and at Gold standard!

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What Our Learner Riders Say

Calum Mitchell

ProScot have been fantastic. The instructors have been patient, encouraging and clear. By the time of my test I felt well prepared.

Many thanks

Calum Mitchell
Dunfermline
Ian Mitchell

All the instructors from CBT through to Direct Access have been excellent. Very accommodating from start to finish.

Great place to learn how to ride a bike.

Thanks

Ian Mitchell
Dunfermline
Radoslaw Cyran

Great staff. Passed first time. Thank you.

Radoslaw Cyran
Kirkcaldy
Dale Buchan

Great team. Always try to help. Thank you.

Dale Buchan
John Dean

Had a fantastic time training with Proscot. Staff very friendly and place has a very homely family feel. Would highly recommend.

John Dean
Buckhaven
Jonathan Uphill

Great friendly instructors and staff. Really helped put any worries pre-test to bed. Would recommend ProScot to anyone wanting to get on a bike.

Jonathan Uphill
Dalgety Bay
John Rose

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. All staff from instructors to the office were brilliant!

John Rose
Edinburgh
Ian Leeuwenberg

ProScot was great! Made the whole process easy. Paul in particular was an excellent and patient instructor.

Ian Leeuwenberg
Kirkcaldy
Steven McNeish

First Id like to thank everyone for their support. All staff instructors & office staff were very helpful. I would certainly recommend you contact ProScot for your training.

Steven McNeish
Burntisland
Niall Mackey

Long Time Coming.

4th CBT and first full license. Couldn't be happier. Huge thanks to everyone.

Niall Mackey
Glenrothes

John Macdonald, Advanced Rider Instructor

Choosing an advanced trainer is not easy, with all claiming to improve your rider skills, but will they?

John Macdonald is not only the Director of ProScot but is currently one of the most experienced and highly qualified driving and motorcycle instructors in Britain, with over 30 years' experience of riding bikes, and with over 16 years as a fully qualified car and motorcycle instructor. Not to mention, being 7 times Scottish Motorcycle Road Race Champion between 1990 and 2008; and was the first trainer approved to provide motorcycle race track tuition for the Scottish Auto Cycle Union. He has delivered numerous motorcycle track tuition courses from novice track day riders to experienced racers.

With his wealth of knowledge, John also works as a Consultant in motorcycle roadcraft and dynamics, providing expert reports for solicitors and Courts.

John's Qualifications:

  • City & Guilds 7331 Instructional Techniques
  • D32, D33 & D34 skills and assessor modules
  • Grade 6 ORDIT Trainer
  • Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving (DSA) Instructor (ADI)
  • (DSA) Fleet Trainer and Certified Motorcycle Instructor
  • Qualified to be on the DSA's Register of Post-Test Motorcycle Trainers (RPMT) under the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
  • Passed the IAM advanced motorcycle test, and the RoSPA advanced motorcycle test at Gold standard
  • BTec Level 3 in motorcycle instruction
  • Grade 6 status, the highest Grade for an ADI/Fleet Trainer
  • Passed Cardington Special Test with an 'A' Grade, this is the highest recognised standard of driving within the DSA
  • DIAmond Advanced Instructor
  • Diploma in Driving Instruction (Dip DI.)
  • Diploma in Advanced Instruction (Dip RoADA), the DIAmond Advanced Drivers and MasterDrivers certificate
  • Passed the DIAmond Special Test and qualified as the DIAmond Examiner for the Fife area
  • Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Free Advanced Motorcycle Training Course – By John Macdonald

During lockdown 2020 John Macdonald was a bit bored and decided to share his years of motorcycle riding knowledge and rider skills by creating a video series based on his advanced “Silver” and “Gold” courses.

The idea was to help inspire riders to take further post-test training after passing their motorcycle tests or for those returning to motorcycling after a long layoff. In these videos John shares his wealth of experience as both an advanced rider and motorcycle racer. We highly recommend you watch all 31 videos before attending both the “Silver” or “Gold” courses as these videos cover all the theory and practical elements in both courses.

We have 31 videos available to you

Please see the rest on our YouTube Channel