Posted on Thursday 29th July 2021
Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being invited to a series of BBQs to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads.
The Young Biker BBQ events are being rolled out by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and will give bikers the chance to meet the road safety team and partners, with the opportunity to access training and advice on safer riding.
Young riders will also be able to browse a range of provider stands, enter free competitions and take part in challenges.
The partnership are also offering younger bikers aged 15 to 21 the opportunity to receive a £50 voucher off their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course when they attend a two hour workshop.
Details of forthcoming workshops will be available from staff at the event.
The next Young Bikers BBQ will be held at Shireoak Motorcycle Training, Brownhills on Wednesday 4th August from 6pm to 9pm.
Parents and older bikers accompanying younger riders are all welcome.
Speaking on behalf of the Safer Roads Partnership, Cabinet Member for Highways at Staffordshire County Council, David Williams said:
“We’ve been running these events for a number of years now and they’re a great opportunity to get young riders together with colleagues from our road safety team.
“Bikers account for less than one per cent of all road traffic but unfortunately are much more vulnerable and make up 28 per cent of those killed or seriously injured.
"That’s why it’s important we reach out to them through events like this to make sure they have the skills and know-how to keep themselves and other road users safe.
"Talking with experienced riders and getting tips and hints over a free burger and coffee in an informal atmosphere is a great way of helping them be better safer riders.”
The Biker BBQs are just one of a number of initiatives that the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership runs which has seen a steady fall in the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on the county’s roads.
This along with the Right it Right campaign, Biker Breakfasts, BikeSense Rider Development scheme and the Pre-CBT workshops, are all helping to encourage safer riding and reduce the number of accidents.
For further details check out the Staffordshire Bikers Breakfast Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07855336922.