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24/11/2012 at 4:44 PM #9936Rob1965Keymaster
What is BikeSafe?
BikeSafe is a police led motorcycle project that is run by most forces throughout the UK. The main aim is to reduce the number of bikers being hurt on the roads. We think that riding should be fun and by improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness it will hopefully make riding safer and more enjoyable.
The BikeSafe workshop explores the main issues facing today’s bikers. It also explores the principles of advanced riding through the on-road element. The BikeSafe Observer will give assessment and feedback which will highlight areas where the rider needs to develop.
BikeSafe is about starting on the right path to development as it “Bridges the Gap”. Riders should continue to train throughout their riding years and not just stop once they have passed their bike test.
BikeSafe at Motorcycle Live
National BikeSafe are pleased to announce that once again they will be in attendance at Motorcycle Live at the NEC from 24th November to 2nd December 2012. We will be offering taster theory sessions throughout the day and officers will be available to answer any questions you may have about the scheme. The National Booking Service will be on hand to take your bookings or for anyone wishing to purchase gift vouchers. We welcome all riders, new and experienced and like to hear from riders that have already completed their BikeSafe workshop so come along and see us on stand 3B30.25/11/2012 at 4:29 PM #10436wibsParticipant
I looked into attending a Bikesafe course a short while ago but couldn’t find one that was being run locally any time soon. Think the Cheshire force don’t run one until next April; have you got any idea if any other counties will be doing anything sooner?25/11/2012 at 4:42 PM #10437Rob1965Keymaster
Cheshire have just done one, i know of some people attended over the last 10 days so not sure where your looking. There is a stand at the NEC which you can book apparently, are you going?
Check their website http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/Police-Forces/Cheshire.aspx
Let me know how you go on.30/11/2012 at 10:20 AM #10438AnonymousInactive
It should be noted that Bikesafe is not a course of instruction, it’s an assessment (similar to the ERS one offered by RJH!).
It is not intended to provide instruction on how to improve your riding, but is intended to help identify weaknesses or areas for improvement. At the end of your Bikesafe assessment you are likely to be pointed towards your local IAM or RoSPA group, or local advanced instructors, who can help you improve your riding.
Of course, the mere act of having your riding assessed by an expert will help you improve – the first step to improving being to admit there is some improvement needed! 😎
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