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Free training to help bikers in a crash

A free course to provide help to bikers involved in a road crash is on offer for motorbike and moped drivers.

Published: Thursday, 15th February 2018

Biker down

A free course to provide help to bikers involved in a road crash is on offer for motorbike and moped drivers.

Biker Down is a course aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience.  The free course offers people the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.

Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Motorcycles are an important way for people to travel, particularly in supporting access to employment. However, motorcyclists face disproportionately high levels of risk on our roads. In the UK, motorcyclists are just one per cent of total road traffic, but account for 19 per cent of all road user deaths.

“If involved in a crash, the first people on the scene can make a massive difference to the outcome of their injuries. Working with our partners, courses like Biker Down are vital to help riders and improve their life chances when they are involved in a crash.”

The scheme is led by London Fire Brigade working in partnership with London Ambulance Service, Transport for London and Hounslow Council.

The course lasts four hours and takes place at Heston Fire Station, 520 London Road, Isleworth, TW7 4HR.

Courses will be held on Saturday 24 February and Sunday 27 May, from 9am to 1pm or 2 to 6pm.

Places are on a first come, first served basis and spaces are limited. To book visit  www.hounslow.gov.uk/motorbikesafety and follow the link under Biker Down.
 

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