BikeSafe 2016 - Ride the Rockingham circuit for £1!

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Published on 12 July 2016 by Robert Drane

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You might have heard of the BikeSafe workshop. Whether you have just passed your test or been riding for years, it provides useful hazard awareness and other safety skills taught by police motorcyclists.

This July, you can ride the Rockingham circuit as part of its national show. The session takes two and a half to three hours, including a two-to-one assessment with a police motorcyclist, safety briefing and 15-minute circuit ride with the prestigious California Superbike School.

Richard “Badger” Browne of the school explained: “Our goal is to help riders understand how a motorcycle is affected by the rider and how best to overcome this…Riders of all abilities and machine types are welcome, with the emphasis throughout the day on rider development and the skills that are transferable to road riding."

BikeSafe workshops are run throughout the country. They aim to reduce the number of bikers being hurt on the road through exploring the main riding hazards riders can face. By combining both theory and practical teaching, they can also serve as a useful stepping-stone to advanced riding courses. Many different police forces offer the service and Cumbria Police have even just received a new Kawasaki ZZR Performance donated specifically to aid the workshops.

The National BikeSafe Show will see more than 70 retail, accessory and clothing displays attend. Also, there will be opportunities to test-ride big brands and see the Yamaha MT Darkside Tour’s Dave Coates perform. It takes place on July 16, 10am-5pm, entry is just £1 and car parking is free!

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