Posted on Tuesday 21st June 2022
Young bikers in action
Young bikers from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are getting the chance to attend a free workshop to help promote safer riding.
The workshops are free and being organised by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) who are responsible for promoting road safety across the county and city.
The Pre-CBT workshop sessions are for potential riders aged 15 to 21 who live, work, study or train in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent. The workshop provides advice on safer riding, rules of the road and an overview of the recently updated Highway Code.
Anyone completing the course is also being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). The CBT course must be undertaken with one of the registered training schools.
Training is delivered by experienced instructors and workshops will run up to December in Stoke-on-Trent, Burton and Cannock.
Speaking on behalf of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, Helen Fisher, Deputy Police Fire & Crime Commissioner said:
“Helping improve biker safety in Staffordshire remains a priority for the partnership and over the last ten years we have seen a reduction in motorcycle casualties on our roads.
“While this is encouraging news, we know that newly qualified and young riders are particularly vulnerable which is why this course was developed. Not only do riders get lots of useful tips on better riding, they also have the chance to learn from very experienced riders. It’s a great opportunity for young people to learn new skills and build their confidence on the roads and I’d encourage them to sign up.”
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council added:
“For many young people, getting on a motorbike can seem a daunting task but taking the Pre-CBT workshop is a great way of kick starting their biking career. Getting those basic skills is essential to safer riding and will give them more confidence. The courses are also running in three different locations to make it easier for people to attend.
“I’d encourage anyone learning to ride to take advantage of the free course and the £50 voucher.”
Young riders are also invited to the SSRP’s Young Biker Barbecue at Bryan’s Motorcycle Training, Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday 6th July, from 6pm to 9pm.
Further information on safer riding is available at www.staffsbiker.co.uk
Places on the courses are limited and can be booked by emailing email@example.com or by calling on 07855 336922.