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Vital safety advice for motorcyclists on ITV4 tonight

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be showcasing their Biker Down workshop on 'The Motorcycle Show' on ITV4 tonight.

The Biker Down workshop, which is also available locally, teaches bikers how to stay safe on the road which will be put into practice on the programme with celebrity motorcyclist Henry Cole. In the show, viewers will see him faced with a crash scenario, where he is first on the scene.

Area Commander Mark Preece, who manages Community Risk at HWFRS said: "The Biker Down workshops are fantastic as they offer people the chance to learn essential skills and knowledge to help them cope should they encounter or be involved in a collision, rather than just information about the consequences. It is never too late to learn and every rider out there can always improve their skills and knowledge."

He continued: "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 the West Midlands. Last year, Warwickshire and West Mercia Safer Roads and HWFRS launched a Biker Down event in Kidderminster which was the first for Warwickshire and West Mercia. Future courses are currently being arranged and dates / venues will be promoted in due course."

The Motorcycle Show featuring Biker Down will air on ITV4 on Wednesday 20 July at 9pm.

Anyone interested in attending a Biker Down course locally, should follow @ThinkSaferRoads and @HWFire on Twitter where details will be advertised.

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319
JChadwick@hwfire.org.uk