National RIDE Course

The police offer this course to motorcyclists as an alternative to prosecution.

Before you start...

You'll need the following to book onto this course:

  • your driving licence number
  • a debit or credit card.

This course costs £122 in Hertfordshire.

Course information

The Rider Intervention Developing Experience Course (RIDE) is a class based session, combining discussion, group work and presentations.

There is no formal driving test.

The course is normally held in Hertford on a week day. We'll give you more details when you book a place on the course.

It's a 1 day course, from 9am – 4pm.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. You won't be allowed to take part if you're late.

You must show your driving licence with photo ID on arrival to take part.

Special requirements

Tell us in advance if you have any special requirements. Call us on 0300 123 4035.

Special requirements may include arranging:

  • instalment payments – the course must be fully paid for in advance

  • a private room for breastfeeding

  • an interpreter.


All of our training venues have wheelchair access and reserved parking spaces for blue badge holders.

What to do in severe weather

If there’s snow or flooding on the day of your course, call the venue to check it’s still going ahead.

County Hall front reception: 01992 555400

If you can't make it because of the weather conditions, or for any other reason, please contact us on 0300 123 4035 to arrange a new date. You can't re-book online.

Will my information be kept confidential?

Yes. We will keep your attendance information for 1 year.  We'll tell the police about your attendance once you have completed the course.

The police will then keep your information for 7 years.

More information about the course.