Extra training on offer to help bikers stay safe

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Extra training on offer to help bikers stay safe

Post by Wirral Council News » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:57 am

Motorcyclists are being offered the chance to develop their riding skills and reduce their chances of being involved in a crash thanks to weekend training sessions from Bikesafe.

Bikesafe, set up on Merseyside in 2005, is a police-led project designed to reduce the number of bikers injured on Wirral’s roads. 

The two-day ‘Bridging the Gap’ workshops are run once a month between March and October in a relaxed, fun and interesting style at the Emergency Services Training College in Seacombe – and cost just £30 to attend.

Whether you have recently passed your test or have many years of riding experience, there’s always something new to learn.

Riding a motorcycle is exciting and can also be a relatively cheap and convenient way to commute too.

However, motorcycling is much more dangerous than driving a car. Riders are more exposed – not only to the elements but also to being more seriously injured if they are involved in a collision. On average, just over 1% of the vehicles on our roads are motorcycles yet over 30% of Wirral’s most seriously injured road casualties are bikers.

The workshops cover a wide variety of topics including town riding, filtering, bends, road positioning, overtaking, first aid for bikers and much, much more. Each day there’s an observed ride-out so riders can learn additional tips and tricks to help make them safer.

As all the trainers are keen bikers themselves, they understand the risks and potential hazards of being a biker and know that additional training can really help reduce the risk of being hurt while riding a bike.

For more information about Bikesafe or to book your place on a workshop contact Dave Rees, Road Safety Manager at Wirral Council on 0151 606 2111 or visit the Bikesafe website.

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Published by Wirral Council News on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk

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