Motorbike workshops launched in Kempston to combat young adult injuries

Bedfordshire Constabulary is participating in a joint-policing operation designed to lower collisions involving motorbikes.
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The Road Policing Unit (RPU) in Beds, Cambs and Herts are launching new biker workshops for 16 to 19-year-olds with the aim of reducing the number of young motorcyclists killed or seriously injured. 126 were seriously injured whilst driving a motorcycle across the three counties. In total, 441 riders were involved in road traffic collisions.

PC Mark Fairclough said: “It’s so important to work with this age group, as they are most at risk of being killed or seriously injured on our roads.

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“We want to implement good techniques and knowledge from a young age, to ensure riders stay safe on their bikes. Being on a motorcycle can be dangerous; they make up approximately 3% of all traffic, but nationally in 2021, motorcyclists accounted for 20% of those who were killed or seriously injured on our roads.”

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Workshops will be taking place at locations across the three counties with the first workshop taking place at Kempston Fire HQ on Sunday, June 2 between 8.30am and 4pm.

  • The workshops will include:
  • An observed ride by police riders and slow riding course.
  • The importance of the correct PPE.
  • Immediate first aid.
  • Hazards perception utilising the latest in VR technology.
  • Basic maintenance.

Interested parties can complete an online form to book their free place, which can be accessed using the QR code or by emailing their details to [email protected].

Those in attendance will also receive a £100 voucher redeemable for protective equipment.

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