Biker Down! courses at The Event

You are enjoying the trip of a lifetime, but if you were the first on the scene of an accident involving a rider, would you know what to do? What if it was your riding partner? Would you know who is most at risk, how to protect the immediate area and whether you should remove their helmet?

Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved. But there can be some uncertainty about what to do in these situations.

Biker Down is a training course designed to answer these uncertainties. The course uses the expertise of the Emergency Services and Road Safety Officers to prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen on the roads or tracks you may encounter.

The course is aimed at riders of all ages and experience. The free course offers 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 you find yourself first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.

It’s important that we keep class sizes to below 8 people so we will be offering multiple sessions at The Overland Event which attendees can book themselves on.

Andy Ford, one of the Oxfordshire team that will be at The Event says “Compared with other road users, motorcyclists will always be more vulnerable to injury in a road collision or when losing control of their vehicle. No matter how long you’ve been a biker, you’re never too good and there are always new things you can learn from further training – both in terms of how you can help at the scene of an incident, and how you can be a safer rider.”

We couldn’t agree more and hope you’ll take up this great opportunity.