Registered charity number 1059675 Copyright Manchester 500    2019
The workshops for 2019 are listed below and are available to book via our BikeSafe map:- 01/09/2019   Rochdale Fire Station 06/10/2019   Eccles Fire Station 03/11/2019   Whitehill Community Fire Station 2020 01/03/2020   Eccles Fire Station 05/04/2020   Rochdale Fire Station 03/05/2020   Leigh Fire Station 07/06/2020   Rochdale Fire station 13/09/2020   Leigh Fire Station 04/10/2020   Eccles Fire Station 01/11/2020   Bury Fire station
GMP BikeSafe Workshop Content The 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 REQUIREMENTS On 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.
Bridging the Gap. GMP BikeSafe working with the IAM RoadSmart groups from the region are offering a limited number of spaces on a two day riding development workshops You will meet at the same location for both days. Day one will be the standard BikeSafe course.  Day two is a one day introduction to the IAM RoadSmart  Rider coaching program.  After a short presentation by the RoadSmart team, you will go out accompanied by  a IAM qualified National Observer .  The format will be very much the same as Bikesafe  but longer ride over a new route and  with more opportunities to stop, discuss the ride and ways to improve your enjoyment without sacrificing safety.  Bridging the gap costs £50.00 per rider with the same terms and conditions as above. Having completed  Bridging the Gap  the IAM is offering a 10% discount on the standard IAM  RoadSmart Motorcycle Course ( Normally £149.00)  if you sign up on the day Bridging the Gap is available through the BikeSafe website Dates: 2020 July 25th 26th         Bury Fire Station August 22nd 23rd   Bury Fire Station