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​Biker Down- upcoming courses (May & June)

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The following Biker Down courses have been announced (please note, each course is limited to 20-25 attendees. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis):

  • Sunday 21st May - Worcester, Worcestershire (10am-1pm)
  • Saturday 17th June - Peterchurch, Herefordshire (10am-1pm)
  • Sunday 25th June - Telford, Shropshire (10am-1pm)

Biker Down is free to attend. Once a booking is agreed, we would ask that it is honoured as spaces on the course are much sought after and non-attendance means someone else will have missed out.

If you would like to attend one of these courses, please email anna.higgins@westmercia.pnn.police.uk stating 'Biker Down Course Application' with the following details:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number

It will then be confirm if you definitely have a place or not. Full location details will be given upon confirmation of booking.

Background information about Biker Down:

  • Biker Down is a free three-hour course, offering potentially life-saving skills to bikers across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Warwickshire.
  • The course is being delivered in partnership by a number of organisations who all have a vested interest in reducing motorcycle-related collisions and reducing the severity of injuries sustained, including: the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia, West Mercia Police, Warwickshire Police, Midlands Air Ambulance, IAM RoadSmart, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Designed for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities, Biker Down 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.