UK’s #1 POLICE-LED MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INITIATIVE
BRIDGING THE GAP TO A SAFER RIDE
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 an observed ride with a police graded motorcyclist or approved BikeSafe observer. With some local variation, BikeSafe workshops aim to cover: rider attitude, systematic methods, collision causation, cornering, positioning, overtaking, observation, braking, hazard perception and use of gears.
34 Police Forces | 75 workshop venues
POLICE FORCES OFFERING BIKESAFE
Hours paid forward by 34 police forces at 5,000 workshops & 60,000 places!
Places made available
Hours paid forward
Every day in the UK there are 60 serious motorcycle related road traffic accidents. 16 involve life-changing injuries, with at least one daily fatality. Key to addressing these statistics is to understand that the most significant contributory factor is rider error. This is why professional police riders from all over the UK are united through BikeSafe to help riders to recognise the benefits of investing in ongoing post-test rider training. To this end, during the eight year period of 2011-2018, police riders and their teams, through 5000 workshops and 60,000 workshop places – have directly invested 240,000 hours into ‘bridging the gap’. [more]