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Free Rider Skills Day in Herefordshire

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia has joined forces with Worcester and Hereford Advanced Motorcyclists (WHAM) to organise the event which takes place on Sunday 28th April at Sutton St Nicholas Village Hall in Hereford (10am-4pm).

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said “The Safer Roads Partnership works with local partners and motorcycling groups to try and reduce the number of motorcyclists killed and injured in collisions. Rider skills days are a series of motorcycle safety events aimed at moped, scooter and motorcycle riders. Events aim to help riders improve their skills and be more confident on the roads. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced rider or have just got your first set of wheels, the assessed rides will have something to offer everyone so come along and find out for yourself!”

Free assessed rides on your own bike with a qualified observer from Worcester and Hereford Advanced Motorcyclists will be available on the day on a first-come-first-served basis but pre-booking is advised and riders can do so by emailing wham.hereford@gmail.com or calling 07722 424 619.

Riders will also have the opportunity to sign up for the IAM Skills for Life programme and take advantage of a substantial cost saving on the price of a course.

Brian Morgan, Chairman of Worcester and Hereford Advanced Motorcyclists said “We are delighted to once again be working with the Safer Roads Partnership on this important road safety initiative. Any riders who sign up for a discounted Skills for Life programme with us on the day will be allocated a local observer who will guide them through the course at a mutually convenient time. The course content is designed to help those riders who wish to improve their skill level, up to IAM test standard, and can only help improve the safety of those involved. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain!”

Please note, assessment rides are available for full licence holders only.

The Safer Roads Partnership is part of West Mercia Police and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement.