Guernsey BikeSafe workshops
Guernsey – often referred to as the jewel of the Channel Islands, sits in the English Channel between the English and the French coastlines and is 25 square miles of pure motorcycling delight. Despite a population of only 63,000 people, the island boasts 12,500 registered motorcycles – all using a road network of just 260 miles. Unique to these roads is the islands 35mph maximum speed limit, plus that 50 cc motorcycles can be legally ridden from just 14 years of age.
Despite such a low speed limit, the last three years have seen 142 reportable road traffic collisions involving motorcycles. Whilst the majority of these accidents are minor, Guernsey does have motorcycle fatalities on their islands roads, but thankfully these are a rare occurrence. In common with the United Kingdom, a significant number of serious motorcycle accidents can be attributed to rider error – such as riding too fast, poor judgement of the conditions or simply making bad decisions i.e., overtaking when unsafe to do so.
By attending a BikeSafe course you will have access to a nationally approved learning package, as well as a Police Motorcyclist Observed Ride, plus ongoing feedback to highlight strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve.
Guernsey Police BikeSafe team aim that by attending their BikeSafe workshop, riders will be empowered to take further post-test motorcycle training and to become a qualified advanced motorcyclist.
BikeSafe Workshop Coordinator
Workshop Coordinator: PC Andy Bell
Police Force: Guernsey
County: Bailiwick of Guernsey
Region: South West / Channel Islands