Vroom to improve for all Bucks bikers

Bikers of all ages and experience are being urged to enhance their riding skills at a specialist course.

The Be a Better Biker workshops are run as part of Buckinghamshire Council’s Travel Safe Bucks road safety initiative.

This is in co-operation with Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists, Bucks Advanced Riders & Drivers, Milton Keynes Advanced Motorists, Oxford Advanced Motorcyclists and local fire and rescue services.

The aim is to reduce the number of bikers killed or injured on the roads and equip motorcyclists with additional skills to keep safe.

Costing £20 per person, the workshops cover a range of advanced techniques including:

* Manoeuvring;
* Overtaking;
* Cornering techniques;
* An on-road assessment with a qualified observer;
* A review of the on-road session.

Courses are taking place across the Thames Valley region and locally at:

* Saturday 6 April – Winslow Fire Station;
* Saturday 20 April – Chesham Fire Station;
* Saturday 18 May – Princes Risborough Fire Station.

Steven Broadbent, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: ‘Whether you are a relatively new biker, returning to motorcycling after a break or a rider who has years of experience, our Be a Better Workshops are suited to all.

‘We want everyone to be safe on our roads and these courses are a fantastic way to boost your confidence and skills.’

Now in their 15th year of running, the courses have helped hundreds of Bucks bikers to improve their skills on the road.

Anyone wishing to take part must hold a full and valid motorbike licence and have access to their own vehicle to use during the course.

For more information, or to book your place, visit: Book a motorcycle course | Buckinghamshire Council