I'm Pete Daly, the Road Safety Coordinator at Selwyn District Council.
Before I became the Road Safety Coordinator for Selwyn District Council, I spent many years as a patrol motorcyclist, then as the Police Motorcycle Sergeant in Christchurch.
I ended that role in 2015, and then spent 3 years as a professional motorcycle instructor based at Ruapuna. It's fair to say that I have motorcycle safety at heart.
Here at Selwyn District Council, we are committed to making motorcycling safer. We would like to encourage motorcyclists to engage with the best motorcycle safety resource developed specifically for New Zealand riders, Ride Forever.
Ride Forever is a program to help motorcyclists to enjoy their riding, but to reduce their risk of injuring themselves or others when making the most of our amazing motorcycling environment. The Ride Forever website has a wealth of information about gear, techniques, events, coaching, and a variety of other motorcycle subjects.
It can also direct you to local motorcycle trainers, who run practical motorcycle training days, heavily subsidized by ACC.
Spend some time on the website, it contains some great information for motorcyclists, regardless of how experienced they are.