Biker praises SERP training initiatives


Motorcyclist Malcolm Findlater has praised the quality of the BikeSafe and Essex Hugger initiatives, after being awarded the RoSPA Gold riding qualification.

Malcolm praised the quality of the courses, stating how his ability has come on ‘leaps and bounds’ as a result of the training.

Malcolm said: “I’d like to say a huge thanks to the BikeSafe/Hugger teams for giving me the ‘bug’ for advanced training.

“I enjoyed the training more and more to the extent of booking the additional days to get me to where I have ended up today – with a RoSPA Gold.”

Essex Hugger’ is SERP’s motorcycle safety campaign which encourages motorcyclists to undertake further/advanced rider training.

The skills and techniques within Hugger were established by generations of police instructors through their training manual, Motorcycle Roadcraft. The principles are used to train police motorcyclists but are also extensively used by RoSPA, the IAM and numerous private training bodies.

BikeSafe is a police-led project run by most police forces throughout the UK for the sole objective of reducing motorcycle casualties. The training offers riders an insight to skills to make their riding more enjoyable and safer.

BikeSafe provides an excellent opportunity to sample advanced riding before moving on to formal advanced training and is especially suitable for those that may be returning to biking after a period of absence and, in particular, sports bike riders.

Malcolm concluded: “I am proud of this Gold and although I feel my riding has come on leaps and bounds, I will be back for more training at a later date.

“I’ve learnt loads, still got loads to learn and have genuinely enjoyed every minute of it.”

For more information on the courses or to book to take part, visit the Essex Hugger or BikeSafe pages on this website.

22 September 2015

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