Every year thousands of people are killed or seriously injured on our roads. Motorcyclists suffer disproportionately. They represent less than 1% of the traffic on the road but account for almost 18% of deaths and serious injuries. They are 45 times more likely to be killed than a car driver and the figures are rising year after year.
What is Bike Safe?
Bike Safe is an initiative run by the police forces across the UK. Its aim is to encourage motorcyclists to ride in a safe, professional and conflict free environment, to seek out further training to develop their skills and abilities. We encourage motorcyclists to update their road knowledge as well as their skills. Check out the Highway Code for the latest rules of the roads, speed limits and road signs.
Bike Safe also aims to create a genuine desire to learn ‘lifetime riding skills’, thereby promoting safe riding and reducing casualties. Bike Safe bridges the gap between your initial training before going onto doing more advanced rider training with a recognised provider.
Visit the Bike Safe website
Bike Safe aims
Bike Safe helps build your confidence and ability, so you can get even more enjoyment from your motorcycle.
We aim to make you
A safer rider with a better understanding of speed limits
Develop your observation skills
Increase your hazard awareness
Make your riding more enjoyable
It bridges the gap by helping you identify your strengths and weaknesses in preparation for training by a recognised provider
These workshop days run from 8.30am to 3pm. They include theory work in a classroom environment, a First Aid input and about three and half hours out on the road with an Advanced Rider. The road sessions will be tailored to your needs. The workshops MUST be booked in advance.
Workshops can be booked online via the BikeSafe website
“Riding on the road at 30 mph is more dangerous than riding on the track at 140 mph”
(John Reynolds British Superbike Champion after completing a Bike Safe day)