Safe Rider is a joint initiative between Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies which aims to reduce motorcycle casualties.
The Suffolk Safe Rider campaign sets out to achieve this by running ‘Safe Rider’ motorcycle workshops to help improve riders’ awareness and ability while on the road.
Our workshops are run over two days and are aimed at all fully qualified riders who want to improve their skills to become better and safer riders.
The underlying message of our workshops is that education is the key, not enforcement.
In a conflict free environment, riders will be introduced to the police roadcraft system - the corner stone of police riding. The workshop provides individuals with professional advice and confirms their strengths and identifies their weaknesses as a rider.
The two-day workshop is aimed at riders living in Suffolk and is run with the support of Suffolk Roadsafe and Copdock Motorcycle Show.
The course costs £50 per person and is held at Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich.
It starts on a Friday at 7pm with classroom sessions on the system of road craft, with particular attention given to positioning and cornering.
The next morning, you’ll go on an escorted ride out session with a class 1 police motorcyclist.
A maximum 3:1 ratio ensures an accurate and personalised assessment of your riding performance, which will be explained to you at the end of the session.
This is followed by a light lunch which is included in the cost, and an informative classroom session on first aid will bring the workshop to an end.
Saferider is a motorcycle assessment provided by Suffolk Police. 2018 dates are as follows:
For email enquiries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Co-ordinator: Kevin Stark
Co-ordinator Telephone: 01473 613888 ext 3395
Address: Serious Collision Investigation Team, Stowmarket Police Station, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket IP14 1NJ
Workshop Administrator: Hayley Batterham
Co-ordinator Telephone: 01473 613730