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Metropolitan Police Bikesafe

Real advice from real riders. Could you get more from your bike? At our rider skills days, professional police motorcyclists – who are all keen bikers – share the secrets of how to become a neater, smoother, safer and more confident rider. The days are run by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London (TfL) subsidises BikeSafe-London as part of the work it does to reduce collisions involving motorcycles.

Don’t live in London? BikeSafe is a national initiative backed by the Association of Chief Police Officers and you can find BikeSafe workshops in many forces around the Country.

A Metropolitan Police Service BikeSafe workshop will cover:

  • hazard perception
  • vanishing points
  • gear selection
  • making yourself visible

The aim of the day is simple: to help you enjoy safer biking even more. You’ll get advice that’ll make good sense to you at your stage and ability and help on where to get further training.

The Metropolitan Police Service will accept riders as young as 16 on their BikeSafe workshops, as long as they hold a valid Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate. This also means that riders can attend a BikeSafe workshop on a 50cc moped.

Workshop checklist

Have you got everything you need to bring to your Rider Skills Day?

  • Your own bike in a roadworthy condition
  • Your full driving licence allowing you to ride in the UK
  • A valid MOT certificate (if required)
  • An insurance certificate
  • Appropriate clothing

BikeSafe Workshop Coordinator

Workshop Coordinator: PC Paul Walker
Police Force: Metropolitan Police Service
Workshops: Bromley, Hackney, Molesey, Chigwell, Bushey, Brent 
County: Greater London
Region: Metropolitan

Get in touch

National Admin

For questions relating to existing bookings i.e. refunds, transfers and cancellations, please raise a ticket with national BikeSafe support.