Lancashire Motorcycle Riders Attend Free Motorcyclist Life-Saving Training Event

Bowker Motorrad has confirmed it will host another free to promote motorcycle safety and provide riders with essential skills to manage accidents and improve road awareness.

The new date (June 27th 2023) has been agreed upon after over 50 Lancashire motorcyclists attended the free three-hour Biker Down safety training event at the dealership on Preston Docks.

Bowker Motorrad hosted the training event in collaboration with South Lancashire Advanced Motorcyclists (SLAM). It included a complimentary hot-pot supper and refreshments before a three-hour instruction from the Biker Down team.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, responsible for running Biker Down events, was also present, along with representatives from the ambulance service. SLAM distributed tourniquets following a demonstration highlighting their potential life-saving capabilities at the event.

Richard Chacewicz, from Bowker Motorrad, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended Thursday’s event. It was a huge success. We hosted our first Biker Down event for our customers last September. It was a great evening and well received. We are pleased that SLAM and the Biker Down team have agreed to follow up with our third event in June.

“Recent statistics reveal that motorcyclists are at a higher risk of being involved in road accidents than other vehicle users. These events provide invaluable guidance and support to our community.”

The Biker Down training offers a free three-hour course of instruction providing practical and potentially lifesaving advice. It gave riders of all experience levels an awareness of what to do if they were involved with or saw an injured motorcyclist and how to reduce the risks of being in a collision.

Three comprehensive modules cover incident scene management, casualty care, and the science of being seen. The course is designed to equip motorcyclists with the necessary knowledge and techniques to respond to accidents effectively while waiting for professional help.

Lancashire motorcyclists who want to learn more about the next event in June can visit here.

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