mercierfils said:My friend will begin training for bicycle duty soon. He doesn't expect frequent assignment to the detail, but has a week-long course coming up. He is a leisure bicyclist but in good shape. I have given some advice on shorts and gloves ("you need them - more padding is generally better until you can't do your job") but don't really know how else to help him prepare. He doesn't think he needs big conditioning rides; the training will be more technique-oriented (I can only imagine what) than big mileage.
Any advice from those with experience? Thanks!
A friend of mine is a certified police bike instructor. This organization will tell you pretty much what to expect...just click on the links to the various courses.