Motorcycle Riders Training

Motorcycle Riders Training

Understanding & Objectives

We understand that due to the high number of accidents and traffic offenses on  Uganda’s roads, Education Development Center Inc. (EDC) and it’s partners are seeking an external consultant to train their motorcycle riders in Defensive riding techniques. The objective of the training is to refresh and upgrade the motorcycle riders’ skills with the aim of increasing their safety on the road. At the end of the training, delegates should be able to:

  • Ride motorcycles safely and responsibly by avoiding accidents despite the bad actions of other road users and bad road conditions
  • Sustain mental harmony under stressful conditions and focus on riding
  • Carry passengers and documents safely
  • Comply with traffic laws, signs and markings (the highway code) and EDC’s motorcycle riding guidelines
  • Ensure that the motorcycle is in a roadworthy condition and conduct preventive maintenance, diagnose and report motorcycle faults in a timely manner.
  • Provide professional service to EDC with good customer care

2. Methodology & Training Program

The motorcycle riders training will be based on the “curriculum for training motorcycle and tricycle riders” that was developed in Tanzania by AFCAP/Transaid (sponsored by UKaid) in 2015. This new training edition is a result of invaluable feedback from the training sessions that we’ve run since 2001 and is based on more interactive coaching methods.


The training shall be done in modules consisting of theory and practices. For each module;

  1. The trainer shall introduce the module/topic with statistics and facts to show its relevance and stimulate interest.
  2. This will be followed by a presentation of the key elements, facts and required competencies. The recommended best practice and rationale will be stressed. For some modules, the presentations will include short bursts of practice and on-bike demos. The lectures will also include “talk-time” discussions about the topic, with the whole class sharing experiences, guided by the trainer.
  • Thereafter trainees shall undertake formative assessment to determine on an on-going basis whether they are meeting the learning outcomes and where to advise on improvement. This will be done using a short oral quiz of 3-5 questions, a written test, or attendance and class participation regarding the module. If they have already acquired the outcomes of the module, they can proceed to the next stage.
  1. Practical demonstration and instruction about motorcycles that was taught in the theory modules will be undertaken. This shall consist of a short burst of demonstrations during the theory classes followed by scheduled practices of different maneuvers and assignments. The practical includes vital pre-trip safety checks and inspections, followed by instructions and a ride on a set route.
  2. As detailed in Section 2.2.7 below, the trainees will be coached with emphasis on the key points and issues raised in class. The instructors will accentuate motorcycle grip, control, stability and other issues raised in class. The practice ends with discussions and a debrief resulting from the ride, highlighting areas that one needs to work on.