Thanks to road safety funding from the Welsh Government, a range of free-of-charge, or heavily subsidised motorcycling initiatives are available across Wales to improve the safety of motorcyclists using the roads in Wales for work or social purposes.
Whatever their level of experience, maintaining skill, knowledge and a good attitude to safe riding is essential for motorcyclists, who are encouraged to find out what is on offer in terms of training and assessment opportunities.
The most recent road casualty statistics for Wales show that a biker is 86 times more at risk on Welsh roads than a driver. Through investment in education, along with improvements in road engineering and enforcement, the Welsh Government and partners in Road Safety Wales are committed to addressing this disproportionate risk.
The aim is to meet a challenging 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020.*
Even regular and experienced motorcycle riders can improve their skills. A selection of courses from first aid to Enhanced Rider Schemes are available, delivered by local authorities and emergency service personnel. Details can be found on our courses page and securing a place is just a few clicks away.
*compared to a baseline average for 2004-2008