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‘Be a Better Biker’ workshops in Buckinghamshire return for 2019

| May 2, 2019

The ‘Be a Better Biker’ workshops which help bikers take their skills to the next level are back in and around Buckinghamshire in summer 2019.

Now in its tenth year, Be a Better Biker is run jointly by Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists and Aylesbury Advanced Motorcyclists and is supported by Buckinghamshire County Council and Bucks Fire and Rescue Service. The scheme aims to improve safety and enjoyment for all bikers.

The workshops cost £20 per biker and are being held in two venues during 2019:

  • Thame Fire Station on Sunday 12th May 2019, Saturday 18th May 2019, Saturday 15th June 2019 and Saturday 21st September 2019
  • Marlow Fire Station on Saturday 8th June 2019 and Saturday 7th September 2019.

The course is being supported by Buckinghamshire County Council with a view to reducing the number of bikers killed or injured on the roads.

County Councillor Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation, says: ‘With its winding roads and stunning countryside, Buckinghamshire is understandably popular with bikers – particularly when the weather turns nicer and the bikes come out of the garage for the first time in months.

But in the last three years 119 riders and pillion passengers have been killed or seriously injured in Buckinghamshire. We want to help everyone stay safe on our roads, which is why the County Council is supporting these workshops.

Whether you ride a superbike, classic, or tourer if you have a full licence and live or ride in Buckinghamshire you are welcome at Be a Better Biker.

The day covers the principles of advanced riding including:

  • Manoeuvring.
  • Overtaking.
  • Cornering techniques.
  • On-road assessment with observers, approximately 2 hours.
  • A review of the on-road sessions, discussing lessons learnt.

At the end of the session each candidate will receive a copy of the book How to Be a Better Rider published by IAM Roadsmart.

Further information and details on how to book can be found at https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/beabetterbiker.

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