Posted: Wed 16th Mar 2016

Improve Your Motorcycle Skills At A Bikesafe Workshop

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 16th, 2016

Gwent Police is running a series of BikeSafe workshops over the coming months and you are invited! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The workshops aim to increase rider safety and to reduce the number of casualties on our roads. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gwent has some excellent motorcycle routes and together with lower traffic levels than many parts of the UK, these attract many riders to the area, particularly at weekends and when the weather is good. We’re encouraging motorcyclists to improve their biking skills by taking part in BikeSafe workshops which offer an insight into what can be achieved with further advanced training. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The workshops are run by police forces around the UK and are a mix of theory and practical sessions. They include on-road assessment rides, information videos, motorcycle-related first aid, maintenance and security issues. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They are designed to enhance the skills of all riders who have already passed their tests and are suitable for all abilities, from the most seasoned rider to those returning to biking after a period of absence. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

PC Lee Stachow explains; ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“BikeSafe encourages riders to become safer and more competent; thereby avoiding some of the most common causes of accidents on our roads. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have received positive feedback from those who’ve previously attended saying that the course is enjoyable and succeeds in making them better riders with further training. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The police officers who run the workshops are advanced riders and are all keen motorcyclists both in work and socially. They fully understand the enjoyment people experience when out on the open road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I look forward to welcoming participants to our 2016 Bikesafe workshops.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The one-day workshops are run by police motorcyclists and costs £35. The Bridging the Gap workshops run for two days; the additional day is a ‘Taster’ day run by the Gwent Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists and costs £60. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dates of the workshops are as follows, they will all be held at Road Safety Centre, Edlogan Way, Cwmbran. For more information and to book onto a course please visit: www.bikesafe.co.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

BikeSafe One Day Workshop ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

April 24th
May 22nd
June 25th
July 31st
Sep 24th ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

BikeSafe ‘Bridging the Gap’ Workshop (2 days) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

April 2nd-3rd
May 14-15th
June 11-12th
July 23rd-24th
September 10th – 11th ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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