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Motorcycle Training

​​​​Motorcycles provide efficient and affordable personal transport for many people in the Cardiff area. However, motorcyclists are the highest risk groups on the road.

Various resources and training courses exist to enable established riders to improve their skills and to keep themselves safe, or to help fellow motorcyclists who have previously been involved in an accident.

BikeSafe is an initiative run by Police Forces around the United Kingdom who work with the whole of the biking world to help to lower the number of motorcycle rider casualties. By passing on their knowledge, skills and experience, police motorcyclists can help you become a safer more competent rider. 

This is a one day course, held on a Saturday, and spaces are subsidised by Cardiff Council as part of the Welsh Government’s Road Safety Framework.

Visit the BikeSafe website​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window for more information.

This Scooter Smart and Commuter Safe scheme is subsidised by Cardiff Council as part of the Welsh Government’s Road Safety Framework and is therefore free.  It comprises of a 7 hour training day, which starts with a group, classroom based discussion and  presentation, largely lead by the participants but to include topics such as:

  • Filtering,
  • Use of Bus Lanes,
  • junctions,
  • SMIDSYs (the ‘Sorry, Mate I Didn’t See You’ syndrome),
  • positioning,
  • observation skills,  
  • defensive riding and more. 

    The remainder of the day is spent out on road.

    To book onto one of these course’s please contact​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window 

    Biker Down is a course run by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. It is primarily aimed at the motorcycle community with the focus on contributing to the reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. 

    The course is delivered by Operational Fire Fighters and has three modules:

    • Managing an Accident Scene
    • First Aid
    • The Science of Being Seen

    The course aims to give participants a better understanding of what to do if they come across a road traffic collision and how to manage it safely.

    For more information please visit the Biker Down information page on South Wales Fire and Rescue website​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window.

    These are the size of a credit card and contain basic information about the rider to help the emergency services.

    The card is kept in the lining of the right hand side of a helmet and is indicated by a green dot sticker that is supplied as part of the scheme. These cards are available free of charge from the Road Safety and Training team.

    This is a Road Safety Wales initiative supported by MAG, Welsh local authorities, the Ambulance, Fire and Rescue, and Police services.

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