Free life-saving ‘Biker Down’ courses in October

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Biker Down! partners logoKidderminster – Sat 15th October

Henley-in-Arden – Thurs 20th October

10am–1pm 

Bikers across Warwickshire and West Mercia are invited to attend one of two upcoming free ‘Biker Down’ courses in October, offering potentially life-saving skills, which are taking place in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

The Biker Down course is delivered in partnership by a number of organisations who all have a vested interest in reducing motorcycle-related casualties and reducing the severity of injuries sustained, including: the Safer Roads Partnership, Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police, Midlands Air Ambulance, IAM RoadSmart, Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service, and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Designed for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities, Biker Down is a free three-hour course which offers bikers the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a collision, as well as essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first at the scene of a collision where a motorcyclist is injured. The course is made up of three modules: Collision scene management, Basic first aid and casualty care (including CPR and helmet removal) and ‘The science of being seen’ – advice on visibility and positioning.

Biker Down is a national course which originated in Kent, and has already been adopted by numerous other areas across the UK including Gloucestershire, Dyfed Powys and West Midlands.

The Biker Down course is three hours long and is available on the following dates:

  • Saturday 15th October – Kidderminster, Worcestershire (10am-1pm)
  • Thursday 20th October – Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire (10am-1pm)

Approximately 20 places are available on each course and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Full location details will be provided to course attendees once their place is confirmed.

Please email Anna Higgins (anna.higgins@westmercia.pnn.police.uk) if you would like to attend the course. Or call 01905 331248 if you have any queries.

2 Responses to Free life-saving ‘Biker Down’ courses in October

  1. Reply lawrence yates says:

    Hi ,
    I am the Guest Speaker organiser for Birmingham Advanced Motorcyclists . We meet in the evenings on the first Wednesday of every month at the National Motorcycle Museum , Bickenhill ( near the NEC).We would like to devote a whole evening meeting to one of your courses and it has been suggested that our February meeting would be ideal . We are one of the largest Advanced Motorcycle Clubs in the UK having nearly 300 members and we would expect a turn out of at least 150 for your course . We are primarily a training club , preparing candidates for The Institute of Advanced Motoring test , so our objective is to improve the safety standards of all our members , by a continuous learning process , so we would be very interested to receive the benefit of your course .
    Kind Regards
    Lawrence Yates ( For Birmingham Advanced Motorcyclists )

    • Reply annahiggins says:

      Hi Lawrence,

      Thanks for your email and apologies for the delayed response.

      I’m afraid you’re outside of our geographical area, so you need to speak to West Midlands Fire Service in the first instance who run Biker Down in your area. You can email them on bikerdown@wmfs.net

      Kind regards,
      The Safer Roads Team.

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