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Quite simply we are looking to show you ways to avoid the most likely causes of collisions, heightening your awareness as to why they happen, potential options to change the course of events, and give you riding tips to enjoy your riding in a smoother and safer manner. During the day, you and another rider will join one of our Police advanced motorcyclists on a ride out over a variety of roads, who will observe your riding and give some structured feedback and show you the benefits of posttest training. We also ride in any weather so if it looks like rain make sure you bring your wet weather gear!!

We are supporting Biker Down which has been developed and delivered by the Fire and Rescue Service. Think about it……you could be riding with your mate having a lovely day out when they come to grief. You will be the first on scene! Would you know what to do for them? Biker Down looks at first aid…..no, not how to make a sling form a bandage or stick a plaster on…. we are talking “big sick” stuff aimed at things that might just make a difference whilst waiting for the Paramedics to arrive! Very worthwhile instruction so we will put Bikesafe attendees in contact with the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Bike Team so you can arrange a course day. Alternatively, to sign up for a Biker Down course please email your name, email address, telephone number and the name of your nearest fire station to bikerdown@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Our workshops are run on a select number of Sundays through the summer from Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City. They start at 0830hrs and finish 1600 hrs ish. There are a limited number of spaces so may be wise to book early.

The workshop costs £40 per person and can be booked using the link below. The dates for 2016 are:

17/04/16

22/05/16

03/07/16

07/08/16

04/09/16

Click “BOOK NOW” below to book your place.

Workshops are open to anyone with a full motorcycle license and a roadworthy bike. If it’s found not to be so during the administration check, the rider will not be able to take part in the observed rides. Restricted learner 125cc bikes won’t be appropriate as bikes need to be able to reach national speed limits.

 

You will need to bring with you:

  • Complete license
  • Insurance certificate
  • MOT (if applicable)
  • Appropriate clothing, including an approved helmet and visor, boots with ankle protection, a motorcycle jacket and gloves
  • A full tank of fuel (Tesco’s at junction 4 of the A1M)

There are no lunch facilities so you will need to bring a packed lunch if required. Coffee and tea will be available.

 

A typical day will look like this, however timings aren’t set in stone and may vary:

  • 0830 – Arrival, administration, followed by an interactive presentation
  • 1145 – Early lunch and meet your observer
  • 1230 – Observed rides taking in a variety of flowing roads
  • 1530 – Final bits of the day
  • 1600 – Finish