BikeSafe is one of the longest running education schemes here in Sussex and considering that it gets booked up almost instantly every year, one of the most popular as well!
As the thousands of bikers who’ve enjoyed and benefited from it will tell you, BikeSafe is a one-day workshop run by the Police in a relaxed, friendly environment. It’s been designed to bridge the gap between every day riding and training delivered by the likes of the DSA, IAM or RoSPA.
The day’s session covers a variety of topics including collision causation, hazard awareness, observation links, filtering and bend assessment. The team are there to answer your questions so ask away! With an observed ride with either a Police or Fire and Rescue service motorcyclist and written feedback leading to a certificate of completion rounding off the day, many bikers have found BikeSafe to be an enjoyable day out with likeminded riders – helping them to identify their strengths and weaknesses, becoming better and safer riders in the process!
BikeSafe courses are held across Sussex. Check the website: www.bikesafe.co.uk to find your nearest one.
Sessions normally take place on a Saturday or Sunday between 08.30 and 17.00.
WHO IS INVOLVED
The Sussex team consists of motorcycle riders from Sussex Police and the Fire & Rescue Services.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The day starts in the classroom. The morning session consists of discussion and a presentation that covers many topics that are relevant to motorcyclists such as the common causes of motorcycle collisions, hazard awareness and positioning. After lunch you will go for a ride-out with an emergency services rider. The ride-out will be in the ratio of 2 riders to 1 observer. The observer will provide you with honest developmental feedback and a written assessment of your ride. You will receive a certificate of completion.
The cost for the day is £50.00
HOW TO BOOK
All bookings are managed on the national BikeSafe Website: www.bikesafe.co.uk