We recently caught up with Geoff from Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit, who told us about something on offer for bikers in the area.
“In conjunction with Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service we run Biker Down! Cymru workshops throughout the county, a free three-hour course covering:
- Collision scene management
- First aid awareness and helmet removal
- Conspicuity mythbusting
"Motorcyclists that have been involved in a collision need to be dealt with in a certain way by first aiders due to the possible injuries suffered and the issues of helmet removal. Workshops are usually held on a Saturday morning between 10am and 1pm but if a group of 8 or more cannot make a scheduled workshop then we can take the session to a venue near them. Feedback from the courses has been extremely positive”.
Saturday 11th August - Llandrindod Wells Fire Station
Saturday 22nd September - Newtown Fire Station
Saturday 20th October - Llandrindod Wells Fire Station
Saturday 24th November - Newtown Fire Station
Thanks to Road Safety Grant funding from the Welsh Government, Powys County Council also offers free places to residents on BikeSafe courses. BikeSafe is hosted at two fire station venues in Powys, Llandrindod Wells and Newtown.
For more information, or to secure a place on a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01597 826979 / 0845 602 7035.