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Biker Down

In 2018 there were 11 fatal accidents on Derbyshire’s roads involving motorbikes. It is for this reason that Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is launching a new campaign called Biker Down.

Biker Down which is running in conjunction with Derbyshire Constabulary’s UpRight campaign, is a national initiative that aims to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions through education and awareness.

Motorcyclists who are often first on scene when a fellow biker is down, are being encouraged to attend a Biker Down course that will give them the knowledge needed to help prevent a collision, and also equip them with skills that could be lifesaving if they come across an accident when on our roads. 

Biker Down courses, which are free to participants, last for three hours and are broken down into three key areas; participants receive training on accident scene management, basic trauma care and how to become more visible as a motorcyclist.

Up to 20 participants can register for each Biker Down course.  Courses will be delivered at various locations across Derbyshire and will be advertised via Biker Down’s social media accounts. To enquire or register for a Biker Down course, please email bikerdown@derbys-fire.gov.uk

A list of confirmed dates and locations can be found below:

Fire Station / Location When Time
Joint Training Centre Thursday 4th April 6pm - 9pm
Buxton 18th May 10am - 1pm
Swadlincote 12th June 6pm - 9pm
Glossop 13th July 10am - 1pm
Ascot Drive 17th August 10am - 1pm