Registered charity number 1059675Copyright Manchester 500 2018
The workshops for 2018 & 2019 are listed below and are available to book via our BikeSafe map:- www.bikesafe.co.uk/map02/12/2018Rochdale Fire Station06/01/2019Leigh Fire Station03/02/2019Whitehill Community Fire Station03/03/2019Leigh Fire Station14/04/2019Irlam Fire Station05/05/2019Rochdale Fire Station02/06/2019Leigh Fire Station07/07/2019Rochdale Fire Station
GMP BikeSafe Workshop ContentThe cost to take part in a 1 day workshop is just £35 (non-refundable) per person. If you would like to bring a pillion there is no charge. The workshops are limited to 12 riders per session, and our workshops are open to all riders of machines from 125cc & up with a full motorcycle licence. All riders will be given a free goody bag.The day will begin at 0900 when you will be met by the course facilitators, and there will be a chance to have a free cup of coffee or tea and biscuits. The format of the workshop is a classroom session in the morning delivered by one of our professional police trained facilitator. The session is interactive where you will look at videos on a DVD package and have the opportunity to discuss advanced riding skills and techniques based on the police manual of riding (Roadcraft). You are positively encouraged to take part in this session and share your experiences and knowledge, which will benefit the group.The morning session will finish around 1230, there will be time for a comfort break and some lunch, please either bring lunch with you or use the shops nearby. You can eat lunch in the classroom if you wish.The afternoon session will commence at 1300, where you will be given an introduction in how to deal with a casualty at the scene of a road traffic collision. This will be followed by a ride out, which will usually last up to 2 hours including a briefing and debrief session. This is usually based on a 1 to 1 ratio but can at times be 2 to 1 depending on the availability of the observers.During the ride out you will be given advice and feedback on improving your skills and how specific areas of your riding could be improved.If for an unforeseen reason the workshop has to be cancelled by us you will be given as much notice as possible and either an alternative date will be offered to you or a full refund given.RIDER REQUIREMENTSOn the day, please bring your UK driving licence, valid MOT certificate if the motorcycle requires an MOT and a valid insurance certificate to cover you to ride that motorcycle.Please wear appropriate motorcycle clothing. (if not you will not be allowed to ride)Riders machines must be in a roadworthy condition (check your tyres and number plates). No refund will be given should the riders machine be deemed unroadworthy or the rider is not wearing the appropriate motorcycle clothing.Breakdown recovery is the “riders” responsibility. No refund will be given should the riders machine breakdown.
Manchester 500 Advanced Motorcyclists and Greater Manchester Police are working together to offer the Nationwide BikeSafe workshops in the Greater Manchester area for the benefit of the whole motorcycle community. If you are not sure that an advanced riding course would be ideal for you, consider taking a BikeSafe workshop. It will help improve your riding and is a great introduction.