POLICE are encouraging riders who missed out last month to sign up to the next BikeSafe course, taking place next Saturday (June 18), to improve their riding attitude and behaviour.
BikeSafe is a police led motorcycle project that is run by most forces throughout the UK. The main aim is to reduce the number of bikers killed or seriously injured on the roads.
The BikeSafe workshop explores the main riding hazards bikers face. It provides motorcyclists with further training around defensive riding skills to help improve their performance. This is done through theory presentations and observed rides.
PC Simon Burgin from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit said: “Riding should be fun. By improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness it will make riding safer and more enjoyable.
“The BikeSafe workshop will help riders discover their strengths and weaknesses.
“Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and for them road safety is vital. There were five motorcyclists killed and 72 seriously injured in Cambridgeshire last year.
“Sadly we have already had five motorcyclist fatalities this year and it is only June, one of which was this week.
“I encourage all motorcyclists to continue to train throughout their riding years and not just stop once they have passed their bike test.”
Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire motorcyclists can benefit by joining the BikeSafe scheme on Saturday June 18 at Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon.
The day includes refreshments, lunch, a goody bag and a one on one ride with an advanced police rider.
To book visit https://booking.bikesafe.co.uk/#RiderDetails/5569
For further information go to http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/.