VIDEO: BikeSafe 2017 at Rockingham

A couple of weekends ago we attended Rockingham for BikeSafe 2017, an event designed to encourage bikers to improve their skills and safety on the road.

It’s an annual event and one that we attended last year and, having seen just how brilliant it was, decided to go back this time around with our video team.

As well as featuring lots of different aspects and displays from the day, we also got the chance to speak to Nick Adderley, Assistant Chief Constable for Staffordshire Police.

He was there to promote BikeSafe and the work it does with police forces and volunteers up and down the UK but he also took the time to talk us through his BMW R1200 – a firm favourite with police bikers.

What else could you do at BikeSafe 2017?

Attendees had the chance to ride in a police pursuit car – driven by an expert police driver – and also take to the track in an HGV but for bikers, it was the gymkhana and assessed rides provided by police officers that proved most popular.

During the assessed rides, police officers watch and offer tips on how they can improve their riding while out on the road – not bad for a free event!