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Free 'Biker Down' course on offer in bid to make motorcycling safer

Correspondent 15th May, 2018

BIKERS from Redditch and beyond are invited to attend a free three-hour ‘Biker Down’ course, offering potentially life-saving skills at Bromsgrove this coming Sunday, May 20, from 10am to 1pm.

The Biker Down course is being delivered in partnership by a number of organisations who all have a vested interest in reducing motorcycle-related casualties, including: the Safer Roads Partnership, West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire Service, Midlands Air Ambulance and the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Designed for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities, Biker Down is a free three-hour course which offers bikers the chance to benefit from 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, as well as learning practical skills to help avoid being involved in a collision.

The course is made up of three modules: Collision scene management, 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 started in Kent and has already been adopted by numerous other areas across the UK including Gloucestershire, Dyfed Powys and West Midlands.

Approximately 20 places are available on the 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.

Email Lisa Bennett at Roadsafety1@westmercia.pnn.police.uk if you would like to attend the course, or call 01905 331323 if you have any queries.

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