A MOTORBIKE workshop is being held by Warwickshire Police.
Bikesafe is a one day workshop which gives bikers the chance to spend a day learning from advanced police motorcyclists.
It aims to improve riding and reduce the risk of motorcyclists being involved in a collision, while raising awareness of the importance of progressing to accredited post-test training.
Sgt Shaun Bridle said: “We’re very pleased to offer BikeSafe again in Warwickshire and look forward to working with bikers to ultimately reduce risk and reduce casualties on the roads. It’s an unfortunate reality that motorcyclists continue to be over-represented in collision figures, and injured or killed as a result of these collisions. Currently within Warwickshire, 40 per cent of our fatal collision investigations involve a motorcyclist and we’re keen to do all we can to bring these figures down.”
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe hopes all motorcyclists sign up to the course.
He said “I am pleased that BikeSafe is available again here in Warwickshire to help equip riders with the skills and experience they need to ride safely and reduce their vulnerability. It’s a great scheme and I would encourage all bikers to sign up for a course and then go on to take further training in the future.
“Reducing the numbers of casualties on our roads is one of my main priorities for the year ahead. I hope that BikeSafe, together with other schemes I will be supporting through the Road Safety Fund across a broad range of road users, will help to encourage people to modify their behaviour and reduce risk-taking, so that our roads can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all.”
Workshops cost £65 and cover areas including rider attitude, collision causation, cornering, positioning, overtaking, observation, braking, hazard perception and use of gears.
They are held every Sunday from September 6 to October 18 at Leek Wootton.
Visit www.bikesafe.co.uk and search for Warwickshire Police to book.