Gwent Police is running a series of BikeSafe workshops to improve riders’ skills by offering an insight into what can be achieved through advanced training.
BikeSafe workshops are run across the UK by police motorcyclists and comprise a mix of theory and practical sessions including on-road assessments, videos, motorcycle-related first aid, maintenance and security issues.
The sessions are designed to enhance the skills of riders who have already passed their test, and are suitable for all abilities including those returning to biking after a period of absence.
Gwent Police says a combination of excellent motorcycle routes and low traffic levels attract many riders to the area, particularly at weekends and when the weather is good.
PC Lee Stachow said: “BikeSafe encourages riders to become safer and more competent; thereby avoiding some of the most common causes of accidents.
“We have received positive feedback from those who’ve previously attended saying that the course is enjoyable and succeeds in making them better riders with further training.
“The police officers who run the workshops are advanced riders and are all keen motorcyclists both in work and socially. They fully understand the enjoyment people experience when out on the open road.”
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