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.
BikeSafe is a great way to start on the right path to developing your riding.
Owned and run by the police, BikeSafe provides skills development workshops across the country that encourages and promotes post test training from the IAM, RoSPA or the enhanced Rider scheme.
BIKESAFE RETURNED TO STAFFORDSHIRE REPLACING RIDEBY5
Staffordshire police are proud to be returning to the Bikesafe family and will be looking to run the Bikesafe scheme from Staffordshire Police headquarters on Saturdays and Sundays.
The initiative is a national program organised by a number of police forces throughout the UK, designed to bridge the gap from passing the full motorcycle test and taking on further training and therefore is not designed for riders who have advanced qualifications. The initiative was developed as a direct response to the high number of KSI`s (Killed or seriously injured) collisions involving motorcyclists. Statistics have shown that motorcyclists are in the region of 1% of vehicles on the road, but count for approximately 26% of casualties.
Staffordshire is a small force compared to some of our neighbours with only 8 police motorcyclists this means we cater for reduced class sizes, but this in turn gives us the benefit of being able to offer a more personal touch. Remember book early as similar courses run by Staffordshire Police have always proved very popular and successful with bookings being taken quickly.
BikeSafe workshops for 2019 will take place at
Staffordshire Police Head Quarters, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 OYY,
Dates for Bikesafe are shown below:
- 11 May 2019
- 08 June 2019
- 22 June 2019
- 06 July 2019 – Ladies only event*
- 20 July 2019
*Staffordshire Bikesafe are now pleased to announce the return of the very successful “Ladies Only” day on the 6th July 2019 and depending on interest, another workshop to accommodate to avoid disappointment
The workshop Itinerary is as follows:
These one day events consist of approximately three hours discussion of the theory aspects of Advanced Riding, a lunch break and then you will spend approximately two hours out on the road with an Advanced Police Motorcyclist where your riding will be observed. You will have the chance to discuss all that you have previously learnt.
09:00 Arrival at Staffordshire Police Head Quarters, Meet the officers and complete registration.
09:30 Classroom Session Part 1.
10:30 Tea / Coffee and Biscuits
11:00 Classroom session Part 2
13:15 One to One on Road Assessment
15:15 Feedback and Certificates
15:45 Course Closure
For any general booking queries please contact bikesafe via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 408034
You can find out about booking courses & other information (including courses in other counties) by visiting www.bikesafe.co.uk or if wish to book a slot with Staffordshire Police please visit the Bikesafe website and visit the Staffordshire page or you can find the page here – http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/about-staffordshire-bikesafe/