Warwickshire Police supports THINK BIKE Week motorcycle safety campaign
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Warwickshire Police is supporting the THINK BIKE Week motorcycle safety campaign from 23 April to 3 May, led by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and Fire and Rescue Services across the country working in partnership with more than 40 other agencies.
Think Bike Week is aimed at motorcyclists nationally and will highlight key safety messages, including the importance of bike maintenance and the wearing of proper riding kit. Riders will also be encouraged to ‘brush up’ their riding skills at a time when many will be returning to riding after a significant break.
Covid restrictions allowing, representatives from fire and rescue services will visit local motorcycle dealers, accessory retailers and meeting places to engage with riders. The campaign will also highlight the wide range of courses available to riders such as the award-winning ‘Biker Down’ initiative, the police BikeSafe course and various advanced rider training sessions and other safety advice.
Partner agencies supporting the campaign include the National Police Chiefs Council, the Motorcycle Industry Association, Trading Standards England, Highways England, the National Young Riders Forum, RoSPA, IAM and the Motorcycle Action Group.
Tony Crook, NFCC Lead for Road Safety said: “Motorcyclists are over-represented in collision and casualty statistics nationally. With increasing numbers of people taking to two wheels, our aim is to encourage riders to do all they can to stay safe. This campaign at the beginning of the motorcycling season as a great opportunity for all partners to deliver a range of safety messages across the UK.”
Sergeant Shaun Bridle who coordinates Bikesafe for Warwickshire Police said “The timing of this campaign couldn’t be better with many motorcyclists dusting off their bikes ready to ride out in the warmer weather and we are encouraging bikers to refresh their riding skills and to upskill by signing up to attend a one day BikeSafe or Biker Down workshop.”