Any member wishing to enrol for this 1 day course please contact John Lay either via email or on a Monday evening at the Red Lion. From the course description (see below) it can be seen that many important points are dealt with and even though we may be seasoned and experienced motorcyclists we can always learn. Only a limited number of places are available and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This course will be held at The Slade Fire Station in Headington.
John’s contact details are to be found elsewhere on this website.
“Biker Down” launch hailed a great success
The launch of a potentially life-saving course to teach riding and first aid skills to motorcyclists has been hailed a great success by the organisers.
The Biker Down launch was held by Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service at their HQ in Sterling Road, Kidlington.
The free course has been designed for small informal groups and teaches practical skills to help motorcyclists avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first – aid and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.
Mick Clarke, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Road Safety Manager and a keen motorcyclist said: “The launch was fantastic. We had a full house and everyone seemed to get a lot out of the workshop.
“One of the people who attended had only bought her first motorbike the day before and her mum encouraged her to come along
“We believe the course could prove to be a life saver as what action someone takes in the first few moments after any accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved.
The course is made up of three modules, including accident scene management, motorcycle specific first-aid training i.e. CPR, managing major bleeds and helmet removal and classroom-based tuition on the science of being seen”.