Have you got a motorcycle? Do you enjoy riding it? Could your riding be improved?
Cambridgeshire Constabularys BikeSafe scheme is supported by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership and operates from police headquarters in Huntingdon.
The BikeSafe team is made up of advanced police motorcyclists who between them have many years experience in the world of roads policing and motorcycling.
The team follow the national BikeSafe curriculum, using video, power point and other presentation media to deliver workshops.
The initial workshop is classroom based, they are fun and engaging, and attendees are encouraged to offer debate and share their own experiences.
The workshops are broken down into three main areas:
- Attitude to risk Hazard management System of motorcycle control
- Bends Bend assessment
- Overtaking Filtering Group riding
The initial workshop is held on a Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm.
Attendees will then return to police HQ a week or two later having honed their skills for their oneonone ride out with the BikeSafe team. This ride uses a mixture of roads to test their skill and ability, and to give the police rider the chance to observe all aspects of their riding. It is not pass or fail.
To book a place and see our testimonials please go to www.bikesafe.co.uk/cambridgeshire.
The Cambridge team have good partnerships with the local Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) (www.cambsiam.org.uk), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and the Cambridge Advanced Drivers and Riders (CADAR) (www.cadar.org.uk) groups. From time to time they drop into the workshops to offer their services to you, should you wish to take your riding development further, which we hope you will.