For 2016 Bikesafe the rider assessment scheme run by police forces across the UK and in Northern Ireland by the PSNI, has enhanced its workshop content.
Bikesafe states on their website, where you can book a workshop, “For 2016, our new enhanced workshops will get going at 10:00am, though feel free to arrive early to grab a complimentary tea or coffee and get to know your fellow participants and have a chat with the BikeSafe Team.
A two hour classroom presentation will cover the key elements of Motorcycle Roadcraft, The Police Rider’s Handbook, focussing on elements such as positioning, cornering and overtaking.
This is followed by a short break for lunch (not supplied).
Feel free to bring a packed lunch or use local cafes or shops close to all venues.
After lunch you’ll be introduced to your observer who’ll accompany you for a one to two hour ride-out, including stops for verbal de-briefing or advice on the way.
Then it’s back to base for a written de-brief and farewell with a BikeSafe goodie bag and your BikeSafe Certificate (via e-mail).
Representatives from local IAM Motorcycling groups hope to attend all our workshops to provide information and advice on taking the next step to becoming an advanced motorcyclist.”
Constable Trevor Kirke, NI BikeSafe Coordinator, speaking at the launch of the 2016 scheme, said: “While BikeSafe has been running successfully in Northern Ireland for a number of years, we are looking forward to developing the programme further for 2016. By delivering theory presentations and observed rides, the new enhanced workshops will help riders discover their strengths and weaknesses, and provide advice on how they can develop their skills so they can get even more enjoyment from riding their motorcycle.”
Sam Geddis, MD of Cornmarket Insurance Services added: “To encourage more bikers to do the BikeSafe assessment, Cornmarket offers motorcyclists who’ve had a successful BikeSafe assessment a 10% motorbike insurance discount. This has been the case since 2003 when Cornmarket Insurance Services (then Adelaide) worked with the PSNI to develop BikeSafe into a measureable standard thereby enabling us to offer this discount.”
Caroline Currie, Sales Director at Autoline Insurance Group commented, “We’re delighted to be involved with the BikeSafe scheme for 2016, and to make our offices available for hosting this very worthwhile initiative. This is another example of our commitment to making Northern Ireland roads safer for everyone!”
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