Ride Forever courses are road-based courses which are subsidised by ACC and cost only $20 or $50 but are worth so much more!


Whether you want to learn to ride safely from the beginning, improve your riding, refresh when returning to riding or prepare for a license assessment these are the course for you!  We have 4 different levels of courses available, check them out what we have coming up in Timaru below!  

Let us know if you are interested in a course that isn’t currently listed and we’ll let you know what we can do.

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RFCR_silver_logo_3D_med_RGBTaking place in Timaru on Saturday 12th November

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Our Silver level course is aimed at an Intermediate level.  It often appeals to returning riders wishing to regain/build confidence with their riding and/or machinery and reinforces correct techniques and good riding habits.  It is generally open-road based, however also focuses on urban riding and issues often presented in this environment.

This training course specifically focuses on CBTA competencies but at a higher level and supports riders to pass the Class 6 CBTA Full Licence assessment.

Training examples

Riding curves is one aspect of riding covered during the eight hour Silver training course.

You will cover entry, apex and exit of corners, vanishing points and avoiding obstacles, tyre grip and bikes’ capabilities. You will spend time travelling round curves and bends practising looking in the intended direction of travel, bodyweight and stability and hazard identification.

Gives a taste of advanced riding and embeds road craft principles into rider training.  This course supports riders to pass the Class 6 CBTA full licence assessment.

A rider can complete 2 Ride Forever courses per year.


This course is for a intermediate level rider who has previously attended a Bronze level course, a returning rider or those riders who hold their Class 6 Restricted wanting to prepare for their CBTA Full Licence Assessment.


CBTA Licence Assessments.  Learn more…

On 1st March 2014 CBTA (Competency Based Training and Assessment) was

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introduced to the motorcycle licensing system.

This means motorcyclists now have another option when choosing how to get their motorcycle licence.

You still have the option of going through the AAVTNZ or VINZ also but CBTA is the preferred process which also ensures that you are riding at your best!

What are the benefits of CBTA?

If you choose the CBTA option, there are a number of benefits:

  • CBTA is the only way you can reduce the time you spend on the Learner and Restricted licenses.
  • Become part of a new generation of highly skilled motorcyclists.  CBTA encourages upskilling through the license process and helps identify high-risk riding behaviours which in turn will help ensure your safety and that of other road users.
  • Dan Ornsby Motorcycle Training offers 2 options for training to help prepare for the assessment.  Although the training isn’t compulsory it is recommended and we have options for every budget.  We have one on one training for those with limited time and Ride Forever subsidised training for those who want to take the time to gain the required skills but don’t want to break the bank doing so.  If you choose to do your pre assessment training with us we can guarantee that you will leave the training feeling confident and prepared.
  • You will be assessed by a professional motorcyclist, not a testing officer who may never have ridden a motorcycle.


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