BikeSafe is a Police led motorcycle project involving class room and practical riding workshops. The main aim is to reduce the number of bikers being hurt on Cyprus roads.
In order to use the BikeSafe brand, the workshops have to conform to the BikeSafe criteria as run by Police forces throughout the UK.
Four Cyprus Police Officers have recently been trained to become BikeSafe assessors. The training was delivered in a partnership between the Cyprus Police and RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Cyprus.
The first part of the training ensured that the officers had the road riding skills required, based on ‘Motorcycle Roadcraft’, The (UK) Police Riders Handbook. This involved advanced rider training and test. Only those passing the RoSPA motorcycle test at the highest level would be considered as assessors. All of the officers attained the Gold Grade.
The second phase of the training was theory based to ensure a good working knowledge of both Roadcraft and the BikeSafe curriculum. The officers gave a talk on different sections of the BikeSafe material and answered questions on the matters raised.
The third phase was a practical exercise taking the form of a BikeSafe ride-out with the officers having to give appropriate feedback to a motorcyclist they were assessing.
In our final video Chaz, Alan and the gang have covered hundreds of miles and honed their road riding skills. If you’re interested in taking a course and improving your riding skills, check out the schemes available here: <a class=”yt-uix-sessionlink ” href=”http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle-training.html” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow” data-url=”http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle-training.html” data-sessionlink=”ei=hMsDV6HADqGWiwbe_LzQBg”>http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle…</a> Because nobody’s too good to be a better rider.
Check out our latest video of Chaz & Alan’s weekend taking further training. This time they’re getting their heads around Roadcraft and why its so important to riding safely. Then the whole crew are out on the road for one-on-one feedback from the instructors. Do you think you could benefit from some individual observation? Find out more about further training: <a href=”http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle-training.html” target=”_blank”>http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle</a>…
Superbike legend Chaz Davies, funnyman Alan Davies and the gang continue their further training. In this episode they take to the track and learn to Look Lean and Roll.
For more information on further training go to: <a href=”http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle-training.html” target=”_blank”>http://think.direct.gov.uk/motorcycle-training.html</a>
Chaz Davies is a world champion motorcycle racer. But, amazingly, he only passed his road test this summer. Along with Alan Davies, comedian and bike racing nut, he’s going back to school to do a further training course. In this episode they meet up with fellow bikers in the Cotswold’s and get the first assessment of their road riding skills.