Motorcycle workshops - BikeSafe scheme
Supported by the York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership 95 Alive, North Yorkshire Police offers BikeSafe motorcycle workshops, as part of the forces continuing drive to reduce road casualties.
BikeSafe is a nationwide, police-led motorcyclist casualty reduction initiative, that is run by the majority of forces throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Each year large numbers of riders attend BikeSafe sessions. BikeSafe works toward Government casualty reduction targets, in an effort to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured in road collisions.
A BikeSafe workshop explores the main riding hazards that you as a biker face. By delivering theory presentations and observed rides, a BikeSafe workshop will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses and also where to go next to develop and get more from your biking.
BikeSafe is a course which offers potential solutions to the most prevalent crash causes and thereafter, following an observed ride element, prepare an individual rider development report which can be taken to a post-test training provider. ‘BikeSafe’ is about ‘Bridging the Gap’ into accredited training.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme is designed for fully licensed motorcyclists and it’s perfect for those who:
- Have just passed their test
- Are upgrading to a more powerful bike
- Are returning to biking after a break
- Simply want a health check on their riding or are thinking of going onto a higher level
The Enhanced Rider Scheme is tailored to your needs. You do as little or as much training as required; it concentrates on identifying weaknesses in key risk areas such as bend negotiation, overtaking, filtering, positioning and junctions. The trainer’s role is to help you to further develop your riding skill and reduce risks.
- If your riding is assessed as satisfactory, the process ends there and you will be issued an ERS certificate.
- If training is needed, a rider development plan is devised that concentrates on the specific areas needing attention.
- Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll receive a report and a DSA Certificate of Competence, which then qualifies you for an insurance discount.