Surrey Police Rider Skills Days
The aim of Surrey Police Rider Skills Days (BikeSafe) are to reduce motorcycle casualties, enhance rider skill levels and to be enjoyable. BikeSafe (Surrey) is staffed by operational Advanced Police Class 1 motorcyclists, with assistance given by accredited IAM and RoSPA observers.
To attend a BikeSafe workshop with Surrey Police, you will need to hold a category A1, A2 or A licence and if you’ve only just passed your test, we suggest getting a few months experience before coming to us. At Surrey Police, BikeSafe is not aimed at those who have already passed an advanced test however all motorcyclists are welcome.
To attend BikeSafe, you will need to be riding one of the following:
- ‘A1’ category-light motorcycle
- ‘A2’ category-restricted motorcycle
- ‘A’ category-unrestricted motorcycle.
Please note that BikeSafe (Surrey) is not suitable for riders who only hold a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate. However, riders on 125cc motorcycles, who hold an ‘A1’ licence and can reach national speed limits – are more than welcome.
BikeSafe aims to be as practical as possible
BikeSafe workshops with Surrey Police are split into two observed ride sessions – on either a Saturday or Sunday. The first session starts at 08:30am and finishes at 12:00 pm. The second session begins at 12:30pm and should finish no later than 4pm. We usually restrict the number of riders on an observed ride to 10 and with no less than four. Observed rides are police-led on a 1:2 ratio i.e, one observer to two riders. Riders should come prepared for what ever the prevailing weather is for the day and with provision to cover any changes in the weather.
A BikeSafe workshop with Surrey Police begins with a two hour interactive presentation on motorcycle roadcraft via an online classroom setting. These sessions are usually held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7pm. You will be directed to book onto one of these sessions when you book your observed ride.
BikeSafe aims to be as practical as possible and to take into account your level of riding experience, alongside any specific objectives. At BikeSafe Surrey, your workshop will include a copy of ‘Motorcycle Roadcraft’ (the police riders handbook). Surrey BikeSafe workshops are available between March and October.
Police Federation HQ
Highbury Drive, Leatherhead
Surrey, KT22 7UY