Events will help bikers stay safe on Peterborough roads

A series of events are being run this year to help keep bikers safe on Peterborough roads.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:04 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:08 pm

BikeSafe is a national police-led motorcycle project aimed at reducing the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on the roads.

The workshops, which offer a mix of theory and observed rides, explore the hazards that riders face and provide them with the skills they need to improve their riding.

PC Simon Burgin from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit said: “Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users which is why workshops like these are so important. This is a timely reminder about the workshops with Spring arriving, as many bikers will be ready to hit the tarmac once again.

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“I highly recommend them to riders of all ages, it’s a great way to refresh your skills and raise awareness of the dangers on the roads and how to avoid them.”

The sessions run out of Cambridgeshire Constabulary Headquarters in Huntingdon, though workshops are also available in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

The events run in two parts with a classroom session on the first day. Riders will then be allocated a slot to attend an assessment ride with a qualified police motorcyclist.

PC Burgin added: “Motorcyclists will gain increased skills and awareness which can have a really positive impact on reducing the number of bikers being hurt on our roads.

“During the sessions we look at attitude to risk, bend assessment, overtaking, and hazard management. We have had some really good feedback from people who have attended in previous years.”

The next rollout of BikeSafe workshops begin in May and run until October. For more information about the scheme, or to book a place, visit www.bikesafe.co.uk.