October is New Zealand Motorcycle Awareness Month. Stay tuned to find out more. 

Motorcycle training courses

Motorbike riders in and around Hamilton can take to the track for training sessions subsidised by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Hamilton City, Waikato and Waipa District councils. The training is available for motorcycle riders and motor scooter riders. Training sessions can be on a track or at another venue, depending on availability. Usually, we hold four training days a year.

The courses are for learners and experienced riders. They feature a mixture of theory and practical sessions in a​ closed road setting. The aim of these courses is to increase the confidence levels of riders and cover cornering, braking, bike maintenance and slow speed manoeuvres.

This training is being delivered as part of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Road to Zero strategy (which replaced their Safer Journeys strategy in 2020). Hamilton City Council also supports training through ProRider and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) initiatives run by providers such as Ride Forever.

Motorcycle safety – info, tips and courses

Check out Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s information on safe driving tips, and visit the teach someone to drive website (supported by the agency and ACC).

Use the links below to find out more about the training courses available – including ones we support – and get registration information.

In most cases, all riders must have a motorcycle licence and provide their own bike.


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Last updated 30 June 2022