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Free 'biker down' course being held in Hereford - Saturday 26th September - 8 September 2015

Bikers across Herefordshire are invited to attend a free three-hour 'Biker Down' course, offering potentially life-saving skills, which is taking place on Saturday 26th September 2015 (9:30am - 12:30pm) in Hereford city centre.

The Biker Down course is being delivered in partnership by a number of organisations who all have a vested interest in reducing motorcycle-related casualties and reducing the severity of injuries sustained, including: the Safer Roads Partnership, Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police, Midlands Air Ambulance and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Designed for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities, Biker Down is a free three-hour course which offers bikers the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a collision, as well as essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first at the scene of a collision where a motorcyclist is injured. The course is made up of three modules: Collision scene management, Basic first aid and casualty care (including CPR and helmet removal) and 'The science of being seen' - advice on visibility and positioning.

Biker Down is a national course which originated in Kent, and has already been adopted by numerous other areas across the UK including Gloucestershire, Dyfed Powys and West Midlands. Future courses are currently being arranged across Warwickshire and Worcestershire and dates / venues will be promoted accordingly.

The Biker Down course is three hours long and will run between 9:30am-12:30pm. Approximately 20 places are available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Full location details will be provided to course attendees once their place is confirmed.

Please email Anna Higgins ( if you would like to attend the course on 26th September. Or call 01905 331248 if you have any queries.