MOTORCYCLISTS across Warwickshire are being encouraged to refresh their skills ahead of biker season.
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is calling on bikers to sign up for the Warwickshire Bikesafe and Biker Down workshops.
The request follows on from a successful ‘Project Edward’ safety themed biker event this month at Caffeine & Machine attended by over 120 riders.
The first BikeSafe course of the year takes place on Sunday (April 16) with courses also on Sunday April 30 and Sunday May 14 in Leek Wootton. Spaces are limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to book a place ASAP to avoid disappointment. To book visit bit.ly/3e9Yl8Y
BikeSafe is a national police run motorcycle initiative that offers bikers the opportunity to spend a day learning from advanced police motorcyclists and experience a professional police observed ride with them to improve their riding skills, safety and enjoyment of riding their bike on the roads.
Workshops cost £65 and cover areas including rider attitude, collision causation, cornering, positioning, overtaking, observation, braking, hazard perception and use of gears.
Regional Bikesafe coordinator, Sergeant Shaun Bridle said: “The warmer weather is coming and most riders are busy preparing their motorbikes for the new season. The more skilled you are the more enjoyment you get out of your bike and the safer you are and that’s why we’re keen for bikers to brush up their skills and also raising awareness of the importance of progressing on to accredited post-test training.”
Warwickshire Biker Down is a free three hour course delivered from a fire station that helps give riders an awareness of what to do if they are first at the scene of a motorcycle collision. The workshop is for new and experienced riders of all ages and is delivered alongside BikeSafe team members from Warwickshire Police.
Darren Morris, Biker Down coordinator, said: “Motorcyclists often ride out in groups and Biker Down offers bikers the opportunity to learn what to do if they are the first at the scene of a motorcycle collision. Courses like Biker Down are really important because the actions taken in the first few moments after an incident can make a real difference to the lives of those involved.”
To book a Biker Down course visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/biker-down-warwickshire-free-course-tickets-140990701985