Derbyshire Constabulary’s police motorcyclists share a passion for riding and a desire to make sure that all bikers stay safe in our beautiful county.
All police riders undergo advanced training and regular assessments to be part of the Constabulary’s motorcycle team. Once qualified, an important part of their work is to share their knowledge about safe riding behaviour with the county’s motorcyclists.
As such, savvy Derbyshire motorcyclists who aspire to improve their skills and safety on two wheels can attend a one-day BikeSafe workshop.
Derbyshire BikeSafe is part of a national police-led initiative, supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster and Derbyshire County Council, which helps fully licenced riders to stay safe on the roads. The course aims to improve your motorcycle skills in a relaxed environment, led by motorcycle riders from our Roads Policing Unit.
The course is run from Butterley Hall in Ripley. Each workshop consists of a classroom session covering safe riding techniques, and an observed ride. Participants also benefit from nine BikeSafe eLearning modules which offer a good foundation of advanced riding skills knowledge.
Once participants have completed their ride, their BikeSafe Observer will give advice about how to improve. They may also recommend an advanced riding course with IAM RoadSmart or the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
In order to book on to the course, you need to be a full motorcycle licence holder, have your own motorcycle and riding equipment that is road legal and be prepared to ride in whatever the great British weather throws at us. There is a fee of £65, payable on booking.