We're working to educate riders by taking part in BikeSafe, a
campaign run by police forces around the UK to promote safer
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
Below you’ll find a list of workshops and educational days aimed
at all riders from the experienced to the novice.
Riders who have been biking for many years and
those returning to riding after a period of absence are
encouraged 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 www.bikesafe.co.uk
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
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
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
All courses include membership of The Institute of Advanced
Chelmsford and District
Offer the Institute of Advanced Motorists Skills for Life package
for £139 plus fuel costs.
Contact: Jon Harman
Mobile: 07968 500015
Phone: 01245 240600
Royal Society for the Prevention of
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