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Ride Forever Training Courses

Ride Forever National Training Program

In November 2012, ACC launched their Ride Forever National Training Program. This initiative is targeted at improving rider safety on New Zealand roads by giving riders a better understanding of the capabilities of themselves and their bike.

The training is held in small groups (no more than 6 riders) by NZTA accredited trainers and is focused on increasing riding skill through both theory and on-road training. As such, 70% of the course is delivered on road using the rider's own bike.

To make sure there is something to suit all riders, ACC have put together a range of courses, and these are available for all New Zealand riders with a motorcycle licence for a nominal booking fee (paid to the course provider):

  1. Bronze 8 hours training ($20 booking fee) - this full day course is ideal for riders on a Learner or Restricted licence.
  2. Silver 8 hours training ($50 booking fee) - ideal for riders looking to advance to the Full licence, or as a refresher for returning riders.
  3. Gold 8 hours training ($50 booking fee) - suited to experienced riders looking to hone specific technical riding skills.
  4. Urban Commuter / Scooter Survival 4 hours training ($20 booking fee) - this half day course is for those who ride mostly in an urban environment.

Protecta's Involvement

Protecta is proud to support this safety initiative by ACC. We think it's a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand motorcyclists and encourage all riders to contact their local Ride Forever course provider and book in a time. 
To encourage our policy holders to take up this training, we have the following offer:

Protecta Insurance Will Rebate The Booking Fee To Our Policy Holders.

That's right - if you are a current Full Cover Protecta Motorcycle Insurance policy holder, you can attend one of the Ride Forever courses and we'll rebate the course booking fee back to you. The Ride Forever courses can be booked by contacting your local course provider (listed below).

How To Obtain Your Rebate

For any current Full Cover Protecta Motorcycle Insurance policy holder who attends one of these courses, we will rebate the course booking fee. Simply send us your Certificate of Attendance along with your policy number or bike registration number, and we will organise the rebate for you.

To send us the certificate, please scan and email to or fax to 09 379 6779.

Please note you can only claim the rebate once per course, and only course certificates issued within the last 12 months will be accepted.

If you have more than one valid course certificate, then only one can be applied to your current policy but you can claim the rebate for the second certificate when your policy renews.

If you have any queries about the rebate offer from Protecta, you can contact us on the above email address or call our Customer Services department on 0800 776 832.

Ride Forever Course Providers

The six Ride Forever courses are available through the following providers:

  1. Pro Rider Limited:
    Covering: Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty
  2. Passmasters NZ:
    Covering: Auckland and Waikato
  3. Roadsafe Rider:
    Covering: Bay of Plenty to West Coast South Island
  4. Two Bald Bikers:
    Covering: Wellington to Whanganui
  5. 2 Drive Safe Rider and Driver Training: ​
    Covering: South Island
  6. Dan Ornsby Motorcycle Training: ​
    Covering: Central and Lower South Island, including Canterbury, Otago and Southland

More information on the courses can also be obtained through the Ride Forever website:

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