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We're working to educate riders by taking part in BikeSafe, a campaign run by police forces around the UK to promote safer riding.

Police officers on motorcycles.

BikeSafe Essex aims to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes on the county’s roads by assessing riders of all ages to see if they would benefit from extra training.

We’re convinced the better rider you become, the less likely you are to be involved in a crash and the more enjoyment you’ll get out of your bike, so we’ve designed a number of educational events to help.

Below you’ll find a list of workshops and educational days aimed at all riders from the experienced to the novice.

BikeSafe workshops

Riders who have been biking for many years and those returning to riding after a period of absence are encourageBikeSafe logod to enhance their skills at BikeSafe workshops.

The practical workshops are run throughout the year in South Woodham Ferrers.

As well as a classroom based theory session, motorcyclists complete two observed rides, one rural, one non-rural, in the company of advanced riders.

By passing on their knowledge and experience, we can help motorcyclists become safer, more competent riders.

Each one-day workshop runs between 9am and 5pm and aims to equip motorcyclists with the skills they need to make riding enjoyable yet safe. Safer riding means less casualties on our roads.

Booking a course

First, decide which 2016 course you would like to attend:

  • Sunday, April 10
  • Sunday, May 8
  • Sunday, June 5
  • Sunday, August 28

  • There is space for 16 people on each workshop and all spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

    The course costs £10 per person and includes lunch and a goodie bag. The course starts with a two-hour classroom session and continues with an assessed ride with a qualified instructor.

    Places should be booked online at

    Click on Essex Bikesafe and select South Woodam Ferrers.

    Pit Stop Days

Pit Stop days give riders the chance to have their driving accessed by a police motorcyclist and sign up for a BikeSafe workshop.
Our officers pick a spot on a road popular with riders, offer them something to eat and drink and encourage them to chat about road safety issues.

Young Rider days

Road safety officers work with schools and colleges to deliver safety messages and give students the chance to have their motorcycles and scooters checked by a mechanic.
Examiners from the Institute of Advanced Motorists provide off road training while police motorcyclists offer assessment on road.

Advanced training courses

Many of the riders we meet admit they bought their bike because of the way it looked and have little riding experience or mechanical knowledge. Taking an advanced training course will not only help you become a better driver but it will result in a qualification that could reduce your insurance fees.

Use the links below to find out more about the courses on offer.
All courses include membership of The Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Chelmsford and District Advanced Motorcyclists

Offer the Institute of Advanced Motorists Skills for Life package for £139 plus fuel costs. Chelmsford and Distrcitc Advanced Motorcyclists logo
Contact: Jon Harman
Mobile: 07968 500015
Phone: 01245 240600

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
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Offer training to bronze, silver and gold levels at a cost of £10 per session. There is a £50 fee for the ROSPA test but this includes a one year membership.
Contact: South East Chairperson, Ashley John
Mobile: 07758 394334


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