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Free 'Biker Down' courses: Bromsgrove and Peterchurch

Bikers across Worcestershire and Herefordshire are invited to attend a free three-hour 'Biker Down' course, offering potentially life-saving skills. Two dates are available: Bromsgrove: Sunday 20th May (10am-1pm) Peterchurch: Sunday 17th June (10am-1pm)

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, West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire Service, Midlands Air Ambulance (MAA) and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM RoadSmart).

Designed for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities, Biker Down is a free three-hour course which offers bikers the chance to benefit from 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, as well as learning practical skills to help avoid being involved in a collision. 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 the rest of the West Mercia and Warwickshire area and dates / venues will be promoted accordingly.

The Biker Down course is three hours long and will run between 10am - 1pm. Approximately 20 places are available on each course 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.

Bromsgrove: Sunday 20th May (10am-1pm)

Peterchurch: Sunday 17th June (10am-1pm)

Please email Lisa Bennett (Roadsafety1@westmercia.pnn.police.uk) if you would like to attend the course. Or call 01905 331323 if you have any queries.