Categories: Campaigns, Motorcycle, Scooter

If you’re a biker, you will have experienced the enjoyment and freedom that comes with riding a motorbike, especially on the many country roads that we have across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

However, the unfortunate reality is that bikers are heavily over-represented in road collisions. Although motorcyclists and moped users make up only 2% of all road traffic, they are involved in around 30% of all collisions where somebody is killed or seriously injured.

The Safer Roads Partnership works with local partners and motorcycling groups to try and reduce the number of motorcyclists killed and injured in collisions. As well as supporting the national Think Bike campaign, the partnership identifies key motorcycle collision routes across West Mercia and uses ‘Think Bike’ signage to raise awareness among general motorists as well as bikers.

The partnership also offers subsidised training to moped users and motorcyclists as part of the ‘Take Control’ scheme.

Rider Skills Days 2013

The partnership supports a series of Rider Skills Days, taking place during April throughout the West Mercia area. Aimed at moped, scooter and motorcycle riders, events vary in terms of what’s on offer but all aim to help riders improve their skills and be more confident on the roads – whatever bike they ride or how much experience they have.

Bikers are encouraged to come along to the events, where they can take advantage of a free one-hour assessed ride-out with a qualified IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) observer!

Rider Skills Days are taking place in Bromsgrove, Worcester, Shropshire and Hereford. Full details – including how to pre-book your free ride-out – are available on the Events page.