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Biker Down - Skills to save lives at the roadside

Biker Down supports DocBikeNever move the patient! Never take off their helmet! Just a few of the myths about dealing with a motorbike accident. Let us tell you the truth! You ride the routes most commonly ridden by other motorcyclists. You may ride in groups. We give you the skills to manage a seriously injured motorcyclist until the ambulance arrives. This is a no-nonsense course that usually runs between 7pm – 10pm. Course content covers: (1) How to manage the scene of the accident, (2) What you can realistically do to keep someone alive until the ambulance arrives and, (3) How you can make yourself more visible and less likely to be in an accident. [more]

Bikesafe - no such thing as a perfect rider!

Dorset BikdeSafeBikeSafe runs workshops throughout the riding season from April to September. Each year we run a number of workshops open to all full bike licence holders who are looking to sharpen their skills and become better riders. These should not be members of Advanced Riding Groups as although we would very much like to work with all riders, there are only a limited number of places and these are therefore reserved for those who do not have membership of an advanced group. Our workshops are held at convenient locations around the county so check the booking section for a workshop near you. They are broken into two parts. The Saturday will involve the theory of advanced riding given in a relaxed environment led by a Police Bike Instructor. [more]

Further motorcycle training

It’s a statistical reality that motorcyclists account for too many road traffic accidents and fatalities. One of the biggest preventative factors is where riders embrace a philosophy of rider responsibility and not delegating their safety to other road users. Progressive riders seek ongoing ways in which they can take even greater rider responsibility, by increasing their visibility, enhancing their riding skills and better anticipating the actions of car drivers and other road users. Riders who accept that their perceived ability seldom matches their actual ability, are on the right track to recognising the importance of ongoing professional and advanced motorcycle training. The basic tiers of motorcycle training that are required to attain a full licence are just the beginning. In reality, passing the module two test marks the start of learning to ride a motorcycle and becoming a safe rider. [more]