MAG has supported the BikeSafe initiative since its inception in 1997.
Bikesafe, acting as a conduit, combines rider assessment, road safety discussion and assisted motorcycle riding to identify areas where riders could benefit from further advanced motorcycle training.
Run by Police Forces around the United Kingdom who work with the whole of the biking world to help to lower the number of motorcycle rider casualties.
By passing on their knowledge, skills and experience, police motorcyclists can help you become a safer more competent rider.
They help you to increase your ability and confidence, so you can get even more enjoyment from riding your motorcycle
The Bikesafe initiative is a nationwide plan of action to reduce the number of motorcycle accident casualties by promoting safer riding.
This may all seem a bit boring, you may not think you need your riding skills refreshed, you may think what have I got to learn but riding is an ongoing skill and we are all “perpetual learners”.
A comment from a local motorcycle instructor highlights this issue, who stated in his opinion, “That one of our (motorcycling) biggest problems is what he described as "perpetual learner syndrome" i.e. just as they are developing adequate riding skills at the end of the season, the bike is laid up and they start from scratch the following year.”
MAG asks,” What can be done to reduce this problem?”
Part of the solution has to be to ensure that those that are perpetual learners, due to laying off their bikes, use their bikes more frequently minimising the time that they are off the road.
What better way to use your bike, get your riding assessed, blow away the cobwebs, pick up hints and tips with fellow riders than a BikeSafe assessment.
Choose your local force page from the BikeSafe website www.bikesafe.co.uk and see what's going on in your area.