Passed Q-Ride yesterday - my 3 days training went something like this: 6th August - New rider training (I'd never ridden a motor bike before!) just to get the basics covered on braking, changing gears, turning, slalom, figure 8's etc. 14th August - Did day 2 of the new rider training - more focus on figure 8's, cornering, slalom, hazard avoidance. Did the road ride assessment but just lacked confidence - i.e. I just kept thinking the bike would fall over when I was cornering which would cause me brake, bring the bike up and then take the corners too wide. 20th August - Did another days training and felt much more comfortable on the bike. No issues cornering - nice tight turns, figure 8's were good, slalom was good, hazard avoidance good, e-braking good etc. Went up the Ipswich motorway - was blowing a gale but I kept it together and just enjoyed the ride. Once I relaxed and stopped the death grip (i.e. held on with the knees / legs / feet) and just 'rested' my hands on the grips - things went a lot smoother. To keep 'relaxed' I would flap my arms up and down a bit (must've looked like a real dill) and tell myself to loosen up. Now to get a bike (thinking CB400, VT400 or XVS650) - 'cos that's when the real learning starts! Cheers, G.