Motorcycles are an important way for people to travel, particularly in supporting access to employment. However motorcyclists face disproportionately high levels of risk on our roads.
In London, there are 10 times as many male motorcyclists killed or seriously injured as female motorcyclists, and male riders have a higher risk per kilometre travelled. In the UK, motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths. 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions.
Free motorbike safety course
Take part in a free one-day rider skills course run by BikeSafe. It’s a great way to boost your riding ability and improve your confidence and safety on the road. The course offers expert advice, including an observed ride on urban and rural roads.
What does a rider skill day involve
After assessing your skills and experience, you will be given advice and guidance on how to become a more confident rider and enjoy a neater, smoother ride. The professional police motorcyclists are all keen bikers and will share tips on what makes a good rider.
You will learn more about:
- hazard perception
- causes of crashes and crash prevention techniques
- vanishing points
- gear selection
- making yourself visible
Find out more about the course and view testimonials from other riders at: BikeSafe
Register on to the course
To register and get your free BikeSafe voucher please go to the register section of Harrow Counci’s website.