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Free ‘Biker Down’ courses across the two counties in April


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Bikers across Herefordshire and Worcestershire are invited to attend a free 3.5 hour ‘Biker Down’ course next month, offering potentially life-saving skills.

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The courses are available at:

  • Wyre Forest Fire Station – Friday 8 April (10:00 to 13:30)
  • Ross on Wye Fire Station – Friday 22 April (10:00 to 13:30)
  • Worcester Fire Station – Friday 29 April (10:00 to 13:30)

The Biker Down course is 3.5 hours long, and each course is limited to 15-20 attendees.

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The first course will take place at Wyre Forest Fire Station and is being run by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

🔸Places must be booked in advance.

Full details will be provided to course attendees once their place is confirmed.

The Biker Down course is being delivered in partnership with a number of organisations who all have a vested interest in reducing motorcycle-related casualties and reducing the severity of injuries sustained, including: Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police, IAM RoadSmart and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Designed for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities, Biker Down is a free course which offers bikers the chance to benefit from essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first at the scene of a collision where a motorcyclist is injured, as well as learning practical skills to help avoid being involved in a collision.

The course is made up of three modules: Collision scene management, basic first aid and casualty care (including CPR and helmet removal) and ‘The science of being seen’ – advice on visibility and positioning.

Biker Down is a national course which originated in Kent, and has already been adopted by numerous other areas across the UK including Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Dyfed Powys and West Midlands.

To book a place on one of these courses, please email dying2drive@hwfire.org.uk with your details (name, email address, contact telephone number, preferred course date / time) as soon as possible.

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