Welcome to BikeSafe in Dorset.
Here you will find information about BikeSafe. Our aim is to
reduce biking casualties across the county and make Dorset a safer
place for you to enjoy the pleasures of motorcycling. We hope that
you find these pages informative and that you come and join us in
making all riders that use our roads safer.
BikeSafe is a national police initiative supported by the
motorcycle industry (MCIA) and Association
of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
BikeSafe Dorset is working in partnership with Dorset County
Council, together we are committed to giving riders the opportunity
to gain the skills that could one day save your life!
You can be assessed by riders who are passionate about
motorcycling and keeping you safe on the road. This is an
opportunity to gain some great advice and tips on subjects such as
cornering, positioning, overtaking, correct use of gears and hazard
perception to name but a few! EVERY rider who has taken the course
has improved their skills, making them more confident in their
riding, increasing their enjoyment and ultimately made them safer
Bikesafe Dorset is only offered to riders with a
full motorcycle licence and machines 150cc and
over – all practical assessments will take place on your own
The course is in two parts – the first is a
theory presentation based on Police riding techniques and designed
by a Police Riding Instructor. The second part is an assessed
practical ride with a Police Class 1 Motorcyclist.
The complete course is currently being
offered at the subsidised rate of just
Once you have attended both a
theory presentation and a practical riding assessment you will have
completed the BikeSafe course and will be issued with a certificate
of attendance which may entitle you to a discount on your
Enrolling on a BikeSafe Dorset Course
Dorset Police are pleased to announce our BikeSafe dates for
We are also very happy to say that due to the continued support
of Dorset County Council we have been able to keep the cost of
BikeSafe for Dorsets riders to just £20 per rider for a 2 day
We will again run a two part weekend. Day one, a full day, hours
1000 - 1600 (at latest) with two options for day two, either
0900-1200 or 1300-1600. Day One must be completed before Day Two
can be attended.
Our dates are:
15 - 16 June - Wimborne (East Dorset)
20 - 21 July - West Bay (West Dorset)
17 - 18 August - Wimborne (East Dorset)
7 - 8 September - Southern Counties Shooting
Ground (Clay Pigeon-North Dorset)
5 - 6 October - Wimborne (East Dorset)
All our bookings are now dealt with through the National
BikeSafe website with the help of the MCIA. Feel free to
check out the site, dates and locations for 2013. There should be a
workshop near you.
We hope to see you at one of the sessions as we work hard with
bikers to make Dorset roads safer.
BikeSafe is aimed at bikers living in
Dorset or using our wonderful biking roads. We want to reduce
biking accidents and casualties by engaging with bikers of all
shapes and sizes, through a professional and conflict free
environment. Let us give you the riding skills for life. It's not
about small plates and loud cans. It's all about making you a safer
and better rider and hopefully reducing your chances of meeting us
at a crash scene.
Don’t take our word for it, see what previous top British Super
Bike racer John Reynolds had to say about BikeSafe.
"It is important to remember that riding on the road is far more
dangerous than what I do for a living. Make time to get involved in
BikeSafe. You will meet like-minded people, have fun and maybe pick
up that one tip that will save your life one day!!" John
Reynolds, British Superbike Champion.
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Routes to Riding - New
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