Become a better biker with the help of riding course

A new course for bikers in Oxfordshire is set to kick off in Kidlington.

The Be a Better Biker course is being run by Oxfordshire County Council and supported by Thames Valley Police.

The first course of the year will run on Saturday April 10 from 9am to 3pm. The morning session will consist of classroom theory, followed by a two hour on-road assessment.

The course initially costs £70, although £35 will be refunded by Oxfordshire County Council to all attendees.

Insp Bob Jarrett from Thames Valley Roads Policing Unit said: “This course offers motorcyclists a real opportunity to make themselves safer on the road.

“It combines theory and practical sessions on the roads to improve awareness of other road users and your own vulnerability as a motorcyclist, which is why it has proved so popular when it has run in Buckinghamshire in previous years.

“Nationally bikers represent only one per cent of traffic, but make up 17 per cent of those killed or seriously injured on the roads.

“Every year, dozens of motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured on the roads of Thames Valley and I would urge anyone in Oxfordshire who rides to book themselves onto one of these courses.”

For more information, or to book a place on a course contact Liam Hills on 07748 333402.

April’s event is the first of its kind this year. Further events are planned for 17 July and 4 September.

Courses will held at Unit 6 Chancery Gate Business Centre, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford. OX5 1JB.