Project Ride

Project Ride is an auxiliary cycle training course for teenagers. This twelve hour course is designed to introduce students to various aspects of road use, concentrating on correct and safe procedures for dealing with Bermuda's congested roads. The aim of the course is not only to teach the skills required for safe riding but also to teach an attitude that demonstrates responsibility and caring of other road users.

The topics covered in the course are:

  • Basic cycle maintenance
  • How to communicate with other road users
  • How to read road signs and markings
  • The system of cycle control
  • Safe positioning and following distances
  • Correct braking and acceleration procedures
  • How to negotiate comers and junctions
  • Roundabouts, skid prevention and overtaking
  • Road sense, courtesy and responsibility
  • Licensing and insuring a cycle
  • Laws governing road use and common traffic offenses.
The course is run on the basis of explanation, demonstration, student practice, and corrective instruction. This means that for every skill that is taught, there will be three or possibly four parts:
 
  • The instructor will EXPLAIN what will be required in the session.
  • The instructor will DEMONSTRATE the skill to be learned on the circuit.
  • The student will PRACTICE what the instructor demonstrated.
 
 
 If the student does not perform the skills satisfactorily, the instructor will give CORRECTIVE INSTRUCTION and/or a further demonstration, pointing out the improvements that can be made.

The course is curriculum based and requires time and commitment from the instructor. 
 
In order to become a Project Ride Instructor we require the following from an individual:
 
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A clean driving record
  • Possess a current auxiliary cycle and motorcycle license (both Class 2 and 2a).
  • Can provide evidence of instructional qualification or experience (i.e. teaching certification, teaching experience).
  • Can provide evidence of positive interaction with youth (i.e. youth leader, community service, etc.)
  • Proof of citizenship or work permit qualifying the ability to conduct the program

Additionally, there is a training session which includes:

  • Review of Project Ride Curriculum
  • Forms and procedures
  • Practical riding training

Follow these links for the requisite forms:

TCD Guide and Project Ride Application Form

Application for a Driver's License or a Learner's Permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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