We love our motorbikes in Merseyside, and there are lots of different initiatives to keep motorcyclists safe on the roads across the region.
Between 2015 and 2018, 423 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured within the five local authority boroughs of Merseyside.
Clearly, they are an ‘at risk’ group (as the graph shows), and we want to encourage all Merseyside riders to get involved and take advantage of what we offer. If you want to know more, or book a course get in touch via our contact page.
- St. Helens
BikeSafe is a national police run motorcycle initiative, aimed at working with motorcycle riders in a relaxed environment to raise awareness of the importance and value of progressing on to accredited post-test training. BikeSafe workshops involve a series of theory workshops and observed rides with a police graded motorcyclist or approved BikeSafe observer (IAM or RoSPA).
Advanced Rider Training
Riders holding a full licence, aged up to 36 years old can take an advanced rider course of approx. 48 hours of mentored riding. The course sharpens skills and adds polish to performance, as well as providing defensive driving techniques which will keep riders safe on the road.
Young/Novice Rider Engagement and Training
A chance to work with a national young rider group focusing on key issues affecting young riders (time, money, attitude, underlying motivations for riding).
A great way to engage with the biking community and to become a more secure rider.
First Person on Scene
Based around existing scheme First Bike On Scene this initiative aims to train riders with the skills they’d need to be first on scene at a collision. This course is really useful for those of us who ride with friends and are aware of their vulnerability if involved in a collision. Knowing what to do in the event of a collision and how to deal with an injured rider can be life saving.