BikeSafe is a police-led motorcycle safety project that is run by most police forces throughout the UK. BikeSafe is run for the sole objective of reducing motorcycle casualties.
BikeSafe offers riders an insight to skills to make their riding more enjoyable and safer. It is an excellent opportunity to sample advanced riding before moving on to formal advanced training.
The BikeSafe workshops are designed to enhance the skills of all riders who have already passed their tests, and are especially suitable for those that may be returning to biking after a period of absence and, in particular, sportsbike riders.
The workshops are very much practical and hands on. In addition to a classroom based theory session there are two observed rides – one rural, one non-rural – in company with experienced advanced riders.
Each workshop is of one day’s duration (9am – 5pm) and can accommodate 16 riders.
The BikeSafe workshop explores the main riding hazards faced by bikers when out on the roads. The combination of theory presentations and observed rides helps riders discover their strengths and weaknesses, and where to go next to develop and get more from their biking.
Bikesafe is about starting on the right path to development as it “Bridges the Gap”; bikers should continue to train throughout their riding years, and not stop once they have passed their test.
The BikeSafe team hopes that encouraging post-test training for all riders, and improving rider attitude and behaviour, will help reduce the number of motorcyclists being killed or seriously injured on our roads. We believe that riding should be fun and that improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness will make riding both safer and more enjoyable.
An Essex BikeSafe course normally costs £60 but this has been subsidised by SERP to just £10. This includes lunch and pre-course literature as well as the classroom input and two observed rides.
Click here to book a place on a Bikesafe workshop.
Click here to download the 2015 National Bikesafe Report (PDF)