QI did Level 1 & 2 at the School at the beginning of the season last year and it really helped my riding for the rest of the year. I know I should have been practicing over the winter but I live in Scotland and we get so much snow and ice up here that the bike is parked up a lot (I know, excuses, excuses!). Anything I can do to help when I start riding again?
AThere’s something you can practice whether you are driving, walking or even sitting still that will definitely help; Wide View. Whatever you are doing, see if you can move your awareness around from whatever it is you are looking directly at, without moving your head or your eyes. If you are driving you should be able to be aware of both your door mirrors while looking at the car in front. While sitting, you should be able to be aware of most of the room while looking forward at, say, the TV.
Go for a walk and see how just how much you can be aware of while looking forward, not just side to side, but up/down and near/far too.