Police and fire services urging bikers to crank up their safety skills - The Stratford Observer

Police and fire services urging bikers to crank up their safety skills

Stratford Editorial 2nd Apr, 2022   0

MOTORCYCLISTS in Warwikshire are being urged to make the most out of their bike this summer – safely!

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is encouraging bikers to refresh their riding skills and learn some new ones at a one day BikeSafe or half day Biker Down course.

BikeSafe is a national police run motorcycle scheme, aimed at working with motorbike riders in a relaxed environment.

BikeSafe workshops involve an observed ride with a police graded motorcyclist, to improve your safety and reduce casualties. They cost £60 and cover rider attitude, collision causation, cornering, positioning, overtaking, observation, braking, hazard perception and use of gears.

Sgt Shaun Bridle said: “The enhanced training provided during a BikeSafe course leads to better riding and observations by riders. This in turn reduces the chance of bikers being involved in a collision so we are encouraging motorcyclists to take this opportunity to upskill. It’s not just about keeping you safe, better skills will also help you maximise the enjoyment you get out of your bike.”

Dates are available in August, September and October in Leek Wootton.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is also offering free Biker Down courses which aim to provide the tools to help bikers should they be involved in a crash.

Two additional Biker Down courses are being offered on April 13 at Rugby Fire Station and April 15 at Bedworth Fire Station.

Biker Down is a three hour course which teaches riders what to do at the scene of a motorcycle collision including basic first aid.

Visit www.bikesafe.co.uk for information and booking and https://bit.ly/3dMr1mq for Biker Down details.




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