Motorcycle Training & Advice
Hello and welcome to BikeSafe
Firstly I’m pleased you have taken the time to find out more about BikeSafe. It shows that you have a love and passion for motorcycling like us and it also shows that you are keen to improve your riding skills and become a safer rider.
As a serving traffic patrol officer and family liaison officer, I see all too often the results of poor riding and driving. Many collisions that occur on our roads could have been avoided if the parties involved had given their riding/driving the attention it deserves.
All riders can improve their skills. Police riders such as myself continually enhance our riding through experience and continual training. Although this level of training is not available to the private rider you can still increase your own skills and enhance your safety by riding defensively. BikeSafe allows the private rider to have their riding assessed by a police Advanced Motorcyclist. They will then be debriefed and any serious weaknesses highlighted.
We cannot offer the same levels of training that we enjoy, that would take weeks. But we can however give you an insight into advanced motorcycling and hopefully make you a safer rider. This can start with BikeSafe and go on and complete further advanced rider training with groups such as the IAM and RoSPA. More information about these groups will be available on the Bikesafe day.
I have seen at first hand the devastation and pain that motorcycle fatalities can cause a family, especially to those with young children. It is unfair to blame all riders for all the accidents that involve motorbikes. But sadly many riders are responsible for their own downfall.
If you’ve come this far then why not take the next step and sign up for BikeSafe. A few hours spent now could make all the difference later. You’ll find that we are all bikers just like you with a similar love of riding and bikes. Many of us are well travelled riders, having toured throughout the UK and abroad.
Although we will be looking at your machines to ensure that they are road legal and safe this is about your riding attitude and safety. I hope to see you soon on one of our courses, rather than having to meet your family when I next make that call at a door. As you can see, racing lines and speeds are fine on the track, but madness on the road.
Take the plunge now, it's only a few hours but it could last you a lifetime.
All courses are held locally in Bournemouth or Weymouth and what better way to spend a day. Courses involve some classroom input and then we get you out on the open road.
You can book yourself a place on a course here www.bikesafe.co.uk - just click on the Book Now link, enter your postcode and you will see the available dates for courses in Dorset.
I look forward to meeting you soon on one of our courses soon.
Simon Hatch PC 2773
BikeSafe Dorset Co-ordinator
DocBike is a registered charity putting a highly trained trauma doctor or critical care paramedic on two wheels. Working alongside local emergency services across the UK, we provide life-saving critical care whilst helping to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.
What Do We Do?
We give bikers the ability to avoid being in a crash by sharing our research, evidence, tips and tricks, from the most highly trained motorcycling professionals available in the UK.
Taught only by emergency services professionals, we teach bikers how to keep an injured motorcyclist alive until the emergency services get there, through free BikerDown courses.
Our team of highly trained trauma doctors and critical care paramedics, provide roadside critical care to fallen bikers when they need us the most.
For more information about DocBike and how you can get involved, visit: www.docbike.org