Free rider training course from Essex fire service

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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched a free motorcycle training course to improve skills among bikers.

FireBike is a half-day course where riders will receive advice and guidance along with assessed ride feedback to help bikers improve their skill sets.

The courses are delivered by Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Advanced Motorcyclist qualified riders, who also happen to be serving members of the Fire Service.

What happens on the day?

The half-day course kicks off with a classroom session explaining the benefits of protective gear before riders head out on to the road with instructors.

On the assessed ride, instructors will give practical advice and guidance on your riding, pinpointing strengths and areas where you should look to improve.

From there, tailored feedback for different observation topics, like hazard perception and positions, will be sent to each participant after the course is completed.

What are the aims of the course?

According to FireBike, the key messages of the Better Biking Course are:

• Become a better rider
• Train as if your life depends on it
• Protect yourself and your pillion
• Learn to share the road

The Better Biking Course from FireBike is available for anyone and is free of charge.

You can book yourself on to a course by emailing with the following details:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Bike make, model and registration
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