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. Free on-site parking is available at all venues. 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

You must tell us in advance if you have any special requirements. It is best to call us on 0300 123 4035 so that we can discuss your needs.

Examples of special requirements include:

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

  • a private room for breastfeeding - note that you cannot bring a baby or child into the classroom, so you will need to bring someone to care for your baby while you take part.

  • an interpreter – we can provide one or you can bring one if you tell us in advance (they must be over 16 years old and have some ID).


If you are disabled, it may be best to contact your chosen training venue to check on access and availability of disabled parking spaces. The contact numbers are under the severe weather section below.

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.