28th Oct, 2016

Grants help bikers learn how to ride safely in skills workshop

Sophie Heaviside 17th Jul, 2016 Updated: 7 hours ago

MOTORCYCLISTS can learn safe riding skills with a little help from the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Philip Seccombe has awarded a grant to the British Motor Museum which means subsidized places can be offered on its Motorcycles Rider Skills Workshops.

The workshops – which run on July 30 and August 13 and 27 – will now cost riders £50 instead of £90.

Run by ex-police instructors and advance police riders, the workshops cover observations, hazard perception, anticipation and planning, cornering and overtaking both in a classroom and out on the road. Riders will be assessed on the open road.

Lunch and free entry to the British Motor Museum is also included.

Workshop instructor and former head of the Warwickshire BikeSafe initiative, Neil Colledge said: “This grant shows how seriously the risk to bikers is taken.

“Each year hundreds of motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured on our roads. Our workshops are run by bikers, for bikers!

“They are about learning to assess your riding strengths and weakness, allowing you to improve your riding skills and enable you to get the most out of your machines in a safe and responsible way.”

Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 645056 for further details.