Managed locally by Dorset Police Traffic Unit
Dorset BikeSafe is managed locally by Dorset Police Traffic Unit Motorcyclists – it is run by riders, for riders. The Dorset BikeSafe team do so because the know the risks and how to minimise them, but we couldn’t help you to be safer without help from other agencies. We do so with the support of our three Unitary Authorities (Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset County) who provide both financial assistance as well as help promoting BikeSafe and road safety across the county. Without their help BikeSafe would cost more and likely not exist in its current form – for that we thank them.
There is no such thing as the perfect rider!
Our BikeSafe scheme 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. It is a day inside preparing you for the road on day two. They will cover the skills you need and the how’s and where’s of bike accidents and problems. They should open your eyes to safer riding and make you think about your place on the road and how you manage the road space around you. There is no such thing as the perfect rider, you can always learn more and be better.
Our work is supported by Poole, Bournemouth & Dorset council’s and with their help we have managed to reduce the cost of our workshops for 2014. All this and more fun than you thought possible on two wheels is available to you for just £25 per rider.
BikeSafe news & updates
We know that the DocBike strategy works in Dorset. Lots of bikers are wanting to come on a BikerDown or BikeSafe course, but we’re booking up faster than we can deliver the courses.