Clothing retailer to offer Biker Down courses

Hertfordshire-based motorcycle clothing dealer Bike Stop are offering a free Biker Down course in conjunction with Herts Fire and Rescue.

Taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, the tuition will last from 10am until 1pm and is divided into three digestable modules covering first aid treatment given to an injured motorcyclist.

The course is designed with fellow riders in mind, who are often the first people on the scene in the event of an accident, and covers topics including managing the scene and caring for the casualty. 

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Alongside this course, the store will also be offering attendees the opportunity to have a free assessed ride with a qualified member of the local firebike team, or a trained IAM observer. These will last around 90 minutes and cover roughly 20 miles in the process.

Announced earlier this month, the day has already proved popular, with just five places remaining. However, should the day be a success, there is a plan to run more.

Speaking to MCN Bike Stop's Martin Brown said: "Bike Stop is more than just a shop. We work very closely with the fire services, police and IAM, so it was a very natural fit to work on something that helps the community and keeps the people safe."

This is not the first time the clothing shop has run a scheme with safety in mind, with previous projects including offering riders up to 20% off a new crash helmet in 2016 when they traded in their old, out-of-date one. 

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade