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Derbyshire Police BikeSafe

At Derbyshire BikeSafe you can be assured of a warm welcome from our team – made up of a mixed group of advanced Police motorcyclists from our Roads Policing, Forensic and Collision Investigation, and Police rider instruction training departments.

Between the Derbyshire team we have a wealth of riding experience and knowledge in a number of areas, and qualifications in City and Guilds teaching, Collision Investigation, Off Road riding and Advanced riding including VIP escorting and more.

We are all bikers and are incredibly passionate to share our experiences and love of motorcycle riding with you as well as knowledge of law, highway code and Police Roadcraft to give you the tools to be a safer / smarter thinking rider applying all of this in a practical way. This is an essential motorcycle skills workshop that you will thoroughly enjoy!

We strive to be approachable and friendly and always encourage questions and will actively involve our customers with classroom discussion. We encourage riders to consider BikeSafe workshops with Derbyshire whatever their experience level because we understand that by sharing our knowledge along with yours, we can create a broader mindset for all to learn. The countryside and roads within our county attract riders from all over the country and we want your experience to be a safe and enjoyable one. For those who have yet to do so, our intention is for BikeSafe to be the first step for you to go onto post-test accredited motorcycle training.

What you can expect

Our BikeSafe workshops are run from Butterley Hall in Ripley, Derbyshire at our headquarters. The day is split into two parts.

Riders will arrive and be met at 08:30 and after signing in, we get started at 09:00 with our classroom theory session, which includes plenty of tea and coffee breaks. We will use a variety of resources to aid and assist your understanding and encourage group team building. There is some more emphasis on junctions and bend work during this theory session – two of our most common statistic collision areas in our county.

The second part of the day will be an observed ride out for around 2hrs and can be 1-2-1 or 1 Police rider with 2 BikeSafe riders. During this ride your police rider will analyse and identify the good points of your riding and the areas for development.

Your ride will be assessed and then fully debriefed individually and personally with notes made to enable you to take the opportunity to go away, reflect and put into practice the learning outcomes from the day.

The workshop will be concluded no later than 4pm with a small presentation, farewells and your ride home with more knowledge than you had before 😊 Don’t delay – come and join our team!

Derbyshire BikeSafe local workshop coordinators
Derbyshire BikeSafe team at Defford
Derbyshire BikeSafe police motorcyclists at Ladybower reservoir