Over 160 motorcyclists took part in observed rides and enjoyed a full English breakfast on Sunday (3 April) at Police HQ in Nettleham.
Afterwards they received a debrief on their skills and where to get extra training, if they want to.
The event, arranged and led by the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, along with BikeSafe, Lincolnshire NHS and Lincolnshire Police, was held to raise awareness of motorcycle safety.
The event was free with a suggestion of a donation to LIVES of not more than £30. Donations of £2020 were received and will be passed on to the charity LIVES who do amazing work, providing emergency care in critical situations.
As we all work to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads, we want riders to know, all the organisations represented on Sunday, are here to help and support safer riding, through training and education.
The Lincolnshire IAM (Motorcycles) saw an uptake of riders who signed up for a full course, they have never had so many people sign up at a single event. LIVES gave a CPR demonstration and practical advice to anyone first at scene in a biker down collision.
The event also included a slow riding skills demonstration by one of our motorcycle trainers, this was well received and gave riders something to aspire to. Thanks to everyone who got involved and supported the event on Sunday, and a special shout out to the great caterers for the food and drinks.
If you couldn’t take part, please do visit the BikeSafe and IAM websites, where further information for riding safely and bike courses can be found.
We know most riders take their own and other road users’ safety seriously, and we would like to say thank-you for helping us to keep our roads safer. We hope to hold a similar event next year and will publish details when known.