Pre-CBT workshop ‘a great way of kick starting biking career’

14.07 | 23 June 2022 | | |

The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is inviting the region’s young riders to attend a free workshop where they will gain ‘essential’ skills for safe riding.

The pre-CBT workshop sessions are for potential riders aged 15-21 years who live, work, study or train in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent. The workshop provides advice on safer riding, rules of the road and an overview of the recently updated Highway Code. 

They run until December and are delivered by experienced instructors.

Anyone completing the course is also being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). 

Helen Fisher, deputy police fire and crime commissioner for Staffordshire, said: “Helping improve biker safety in Staffordshire remains a priority for the partnership and over the last ten years we have seen a reduction in motorcycle casualties on our roads. 

“While this is encouraging news, we know that newly qualified and young riders are particularly vulnerable which is why this course was developed.  

“Not only do riders get lots of useful tips on better riding, they also have the chance to learn from very experienced riders. It’s a great opportunity for young people to learn new skills and build their confidence on the roads and I’d encourage them to sign up.”

David Williams, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, said: “For many young people, getting on a motorbike can seem a daunting task but taking the pre-CBT workshop is a great way of kick-starting their biking career.  

“Getting those basic skills is essential to safer riding and will give them more confidence. The courses are also running in three different locations to make it easier for people to attend.

“I’d encourage anyone learning to ride to take advantage of the free course and the £50 voucher.”



Comment on this story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.