Driver development for all everyday motorcyclists

Welcome to driver development with driving yard exercises
on asphalt and gravel (for those who wish) on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Fyresdal Airport.
There will be professional content and socializing at Straand Hotel throughout the weekend.
Book a room and plan a great weekend with professional content in beautiful Telemark.

Program for driver development courses 2024

You can participate in the driver development course with or without accommodation.
We are planning a pleasant evening of socializing on Saturday evening with exchange of experience and mingling on Saturday afternoon.
This will be a pleasant and fun weekend for drivers in all A-Classes.
There will also be the opportunity for HUBRiding on your own.
  • Good driving exercises in the driving yard;
    * emergency braking* evasive maneuvers* motorcycle control at low speed* serpentine driving (cones)* gaze and visibility training* touring in a group pattern from and to the hotel
    * basic exercises for driving on gravel (for those who wish)

  • 08:00 Breakfast for our resident guests

  • 08:45 Meeting for joint departure towards Fyresdal

  • 09:00 Departure to Fyresdal airport.

  • 10:00 Driver's meeting at Fyresdal airport

  • 10:15 Start of exercises in the driving yard

  • Possibility to buy a simple lunch and drinks at Fyresdal airport

  • 15:00 end of exercises in the driving yard and return home

There will be instructors on the joint drive to and from Fyresdal airport, where it is possible to get feedback and tips
We adhere to the Road Traffic Act and all exercises are carried out within this framework

For questions about the driving exercises, contact Eddie Mathisen at fø by phone 413 15 100 or e-mail:

Accommodation at Straand Hotel

  • Price for single room from NOK 1305,- per night
  • Price for double room from NOK 1598,- per night
Prices include breakfast.

Driver development course May 11

  • Price from Kr 450,- per person
  • Follow the link below to sign up

The historic Straand Hotel in Vrådal works continuously with innovation and product development for motorcyclists and guests with an interest in classic cars and bicycles.
This year, a new annual event is launched with a focus on driver development in close collaboration with the best research and driver development environments we have in Norway.
The weekend of 27 to 29 May, there will be a driver development program for motorcyclists on Straand, where the main part of the driving on Saturday will take place on the airstrip in Fyresdal.

Telemark has long traditions where driver development has been in focus, there are many who know well the traffic safety days for motorcycles that have been arranged with great success on Geiteryggen. We are very pleased that Jan Petter Lyng and his team are with us to arrange Straand Driver Development 27 to 29 May. Our goal is to continue and bring new elements into the annual Geiteryggen event by uniting old and new heads and to build on this well-established event. Based on Straand Hotel, we will gather the best in research and driver development to offer the motorcyclist wonderful driving experiences and new learning this weekend. Knowledge and skills must be combined with good experiences, just as we can at Straand Hotel in Vrådal. Most of the skills training will take place on the airstrip in Fyresdal, but we will focus on driver development already at the hotel stairs. The great trip up along Nisser and Vråvatn will be done in groups where there will be an opportunity for guidance along the way by knowledgeable instructors.

The coordinator of the event is Trond Olsen, who is also responsible for Straand Treffet.
After 4 years of very successful motorcycle meetings at Straand Hotel in Telemark, we are now focusing on a new and adapted offer for motorcyclists. We will create a new arena for good experiences for motorcyclists with a strong focus on driver development combined with good rides and driving experiences. We build on the best from the many years of traffic safety days at Geiteryggen and put this together with the driver development competence environments, national traffic research environment and focus on driving experiences and the roads in the region. The purpose is to create good driving experiences and increased skill level through training and driver development. As we always do, we put the event into a social setting that is spiced with motorcycles, knowledge, good food and many good conversations. In the evening, we will learn more about how researchers think and how they work to make us even better and safer drivers.
If you want more information about the driver development weekend or want to contribute to the event, Trond Olsen can be contacted by e-mail

Welcome to us: Katrine and Lars Arne Straand, Host family and 5th generation at Straand Hotel

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