WARWICKSHIRE Police are preparing for its annual Bikesafe rider skills workshops which are part of its commitment to protecting people from harm on the roads.
Bikesafe is a national initiative and the workshops are aimed at bikers returning to the roads or wanting to improve their skills. It is recognised by most insurance companies and can lead to a discount on insurance premiums.
The workshops are informal and tailored for the needs and concerns of the riders on each day covering such topics as machine dynamics and handling.
Participants need a full motorcycle licence, to be in possession of insurance and MOT certificate (if applicable) as well as a legal bike and suitable clothing.
The one day workshops will run from The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Banbury Road, Gaydon and this year’s dates are March 24, March 25, May 12, May 13, July 14, July 15, August 4, August 5, September 8, September 9, October 20 and October 21.
The cost of each one day course is £50, which includes tea/coffee, lunch and a chance to look around the Gaydon Motor Museum.
All riders who book a course will also be entered into a prize draw to win a motorcycle of their choice up to the value of £12,000 as well as other prizes including helmets and clothing.
Details of how to book and the prize draw can be found on the website, www.bikesafe.co.uk.