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Old 21-06-06, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default Bike Safe Weekends

As a birthday pressie for Pete I've booked us up for a Bikesafe weekend with the police. We'd fancied doing one last year, but were too busy

Has anyone done one of these? If so, what was it like? Do you go out one-on-one with the copper, or is it two bikes to one copper? I just have this horrible vision of us turning up, the police seeing the SV two-up, and teaming us up with a Harley rider
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Old 21-06-06, 07:55 AM   #2
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Has anyone done one of these?
Yep - did a weekend-er with S Wales Police a couple of years ago. Best 85 I've spent on biking.

It was run on a 2-to-1 basis, each taking it in turn to be assessed.

Did wonders for my confidence when riding in the wet.
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Old 21-06-06, 08:55 AM   #3
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I've done the Bikesafe day, and it is good! Only 35 this way though....
The best value for money I've found is to pay 80 and join IAM. For that you get more or less unlimited tuition for a year and it's based on the 'Police System' anyway.
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Old 21-06-06, 08:56 AM   #4
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Yeah did a Bikesafe day a while back

They didnt say much about my BlueFlame non road use exhaust, and they rode like demons, good luck keeping up with them on twisty roads
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Old 21-06-06, 09:05 AM   #5
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I've done the Bikesafe day, and it is good! Only 35 this way though....
The best value for money I've found is to pay 80 and join IAM. For that you get more or less unlimited tuition for a year and it's based on the 'Police System' anyway.
After doing bike safe I am also going to do IAM. It was 2 to 1 instructors (which were IAM instructors anyway - and a ROSPA one). Yep - if you are 2 up you maybe riding with the ST and Goldwing riders. I was lucky and got the ZX6 rider so bright green and my bright yellow SV - we were nicknamed the Brazil team.
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Old 21-06-06, 09:30 AM   #6
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Maybe I'm just lucky, but after reading threads about people paying for bikesafe, I'm actually doing it mid-July for nowt!

A friend and I are going to the Herts Police one near me and riding out for not a penny. It might not be as intense as one you pay for though..

Just hope it doesn't rain!
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Old 21-06-06, 11:16 AM   #7
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I'd like to do one too but Lincolnshire plod don't do them last time I looked.

I guess they think we all drive tractors

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Old 21-06-06, 02:37 PM   #8
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There doesn't seem to be a national curriculum for Bikesafe.

I did the same one as Jabba, not at the same time. For the 85 we received two 7 hour days of intensive training. Some classroom, but mostly on the road, a good session doing first aid with a serving paramedic and biker. Given with a copy of the Police handbook "Roadcraft", latest highway code, free pens promoting IAM etc.

It was good, and I'm now doing IAM training - well worth all the money.
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Old 21-06-06, 03:36 PM   #9
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I looked at Bikesafe up here, but all I was offred was a half hour observed ride And that had a 9-month waiting list.
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A guy with a Bikesafe high vis vest passed me on the North Circular recently. I presume that he was an instructor. He was weaving between cars at 70mph. Nutter
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