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Bikesafe 2018

Discussion in 'UK Riders' started by wessie, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    Gloucester has published their 2018 dates. Sunday 22nd April, 15th July and 7th October

    http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/

    I did this course as a relative newbie years ago. Worthwhile if inexperienced or lacking confidence.

    Check the website for other counties.
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Another recommendation for Bikesafe. I help out at Cumbria's events. A good start for all levels of experience if you are new to advanced skills.

    Peter
     
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    I'm most uncomfortable when other bikers I don't know are close to me. Too many variables and I only have two eyes that point one way at a time! Do they cover this aspect?

    Dave
     
  4. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    They will if you ask them Dave. Not specifically. The sessions I do are usually one ‘trainer’ to one candidate so not group stuff. My thoughts; other riders need to maintain a safe braking distance i.e. the 2 second rule regardless of them being in a group or your mates etc. A lot don’t, especially around the popular routes. If they’re ‘up your chuff’ the only thing you can really do is let them get by ASASP.
     
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    The problem in the more crowded south on a nice day are bikers queuing up to get past cars. Only one thing ruins a bike ride more than too many cars on nice biking roads, and that's too many bikers trying to get past them :-( What I see doesn't give us a good name.
     
  6. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Move North for better and quieter roads. I did.
     
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    Hi Peter
    have decided to do the one at Penrith on 4 August so if you are helping at that one will see you there.
     
  8. Peter Burridge

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    I think that the Carlisle IAM Group cover Penrith Graham so that is a shame as it would be great to meet up. Our Morecambe Bay group do Kendal and further South.

    Peter
     
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    Im looking to book on one of these in Lancashire, anyone know of a voucher code that reduces the cost?
     
  10. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    At £45 they are very heavily subsidised already. If you own a RS the relative cost is negligible....
     
  11. Keasden

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    I just booked on one for April at a cost of £25, sounds like a bit of a bargain.
     
  12. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Whatever, for a whole day's training from a police class one rider and/or a IAM Senior Observer it is peanuts.
     
  13. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    try adjacent counties, costs vary but as Pete says, even £50 is cheap for what you get as many involve 2 days of learning, assessment and feedback - the one I did included lunch in the police canteen but that was in the 1990s...
     
  14. Keasden

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    Ive got one less than 10 miles from home for £25 so very happy. As for lunch in the police canteen, I've had far too many of them!!
     
  15. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    be lucky to get a Findus horse lasagne in the cells nowadays
     
  16. Keasden

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    I was eating in the canteen, not the cells! Well apart from a quiet set of nights when we used to sometimes nick the prisoners meals :)
     
  17. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    was this before or after they fell down the stairs?
     
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    England, Wales and Northern Ireland but don't appear to be any in Scotlandshire which is a shame :(. Maybe Police Scotland have got other things on their mind.
     
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    oscarguitar Well-Known Member

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    Fell down the stairs gov!
     
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    Very good :):)
     

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