Be a Better Biker is back for 2019

  |  Published: Apr 30th 2019
Biker riding with more confidence after a TVAM course
Biker riding with more confidence after a TVAM course. Image courtesy BCC.

The workshops that help bikers take their skills to the next level are back in and around Buckinghamshire this summer.

Be a Better Biker, now in its tenth year, is run jointly by Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists and Aylesbury Advanced Motorcyclists, supported by Buckinghamshire County Council and Bucks Fire and Rescue Service. It aims to improve safety and enjoyment for all bikers.

The workshops cost £20 per biker, and are being held in two venues:

  • Thame Fire Station on 12 May, 18 May, 15 June, and 21 September;
  • Marlow Fire Station on 8 June and 7 September.

The course is being supported by Buckinghamshire County Council, with a view to reducing the number of bikers killed or injured on the roads. County Councillor Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation, says: "With its winding roads and stunning countryside, Buckinghamshire is understandably popular with bikers – particularly when the weather turns nicer and the bikes come out of the garage for the first time in months.

"But in the last three years 119 riders and pillion passengers have been killed or seriously injured in Buckinghamshire. We want to help everyone stay safe on our roads, which is why the County Council is supporting these workshops.”

Whether you ride a superbike, classic, or tourer – if you have a full licence and live or ride in Buckinghamshire you’re welcome at Be a Better Biker.

About the workshop

The day covers the principles of advanced riding including:

• Manoeuvring

• Overtaking

• Cornering techniques

• On-road assessment with observers, approximately 2 hours

• A review of the on-road sessions, discussing lessons learnt

At the end of the session each candidate will receive a copy of the book How to Be a Better Rider published by IAM Roadsmart.

For more information and to book, visit: https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/beabetterbiker

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