It’s hard to improve on perfect, but we’ll try…

Our summer trip up north to get ourselves made that little bit better, is getting closer and we’ve got none but a few places left on our big day out in Newry to take part in the PSNI BikeSafe program. I know, I know, it’s hard to improve on perfect, but we’ll struggle on…

We’ll be meeting on the outskirts of Dublin on the morning of Saturday with a departure time of a shockingly early 7.30am on the morning of Saturday the 21 July 2018 before heading up the motorway to Newry. The BikeSafe workshops always get going at 10:00am sharp!

We’ll aim to arrive early to grab a complimentary tea or coffee, as we’ve found caffeine to be nothing less than essential lately! We’ll also get a few minutes to get to know our fellow participants and have a chat with the BikeSafe Team.

There then follows a two hour classroom presentation, which will cover the key elements of Motorcycle Roadcraft, The Police Rider’s Handbook and focus on elements such as positioning, cornering and overtaking.

Bike Safe Northern Ireland

This is followed by a short break for lunch; you will need to ask your mam for some pocket money, as this isn’t included in the day. There are a host of local cafes or shops close to the venue and we understand some of them are very good indeed.

After lunch we’ll be introduced to our observer. They’ll be the lucky rider who will accompany you for a one to two hour ride-out. This will include stops for verbal de-briefing and advice on the way.

From there it’s back to base for a written de-brief and farewell with a BikeSafe goodie bag and your BikeSafe Certificate which will follow via e-mail. We hope to have representatives from a local IAM Motorcycling group or RoSPA hope to provide information and advice on taking the next step to becoming an advanced motorcyclist.

If you’d like to attend in the interests of becoming a better rider, or indeed if you feel a need to show an advanced police rider how good you are, drop an email to paul@mol.ie and we’ll reply with all the details you’ll need to take part.

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