Excerpt from RiDE magazine article June 2021 – There are some statistics you need to know before I talk about the BikeSafe course, mainly because they are the driving force behind why it exists. Motorcyclists make up 2% of the road users yet account for 25% of the fatal collisions with an average of 60 collisions happening every day involving a bike. Male riders aged between 45 and 55 years old are the most likely to be killed; 98% of collisions are the result of rider/driver error; and the worst times for fatalities are Saturday or Sunday between 3 and 5pm in early spring. This is when riders dust off their bike after winter and go for that first ‘sunny-day’ blast. I know this is a shocking start to an article but this is the reality of riding in the UK and is why BikeSafe was formed. And if you fall into the category above, as many of us do, you need to know this.
Words: Jon Urry. Pictures: Adam Shorrock.
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