Bike Safety Awareness Open Day – Fallen Heroes MCC

Right To Ride club supporters, the Fallen Heroes MCC are hosting a Bike Safety Awareness Open Day, on the 18th April 2010 at Comber Fire Station from Midday to 4pm.

The Fallen Heroes MCC was formed in October 2009 by a few mates from County Down in Northern Ireland, all with a common interest, Motorcycle Road Racing!

“The club is dedicated to the enjoyment and freedom provided by the sport we call motorcycling, to the racers and normal people who have devoted so much to the sport, to the memory of the many riders who have paid the ultimate price for the sport we love and to the mates who have fallen over the years.”

By hosting the Bike Safety Awareness Open Day, the club recognises that riding on the road is a whole different ball game and the PSNI Bikesafe rider skills assessment is the perfect introduction to skills on Hazard Awareness – Defensive Riding Technique – Junction Awareness – Cornering – Overtaking.

The club has picked the perfect time for the event – before biking season begins (hopefully with good weather and less rain), as riders come out of hibernation (The Secret Life Of Bikers) dust off their motorcycle gear and polish their helmets.

Bikesafe

The Bikesafe team will be taking riders out on an assessed ride, their assessment will be based on professional riding techniques and is designed to enhance the skills of riders who have already passed their test.

Topics covered include how to control your bike, the common factors which lead to a collision and advise on how to become a safer, more competent rider.

Remember Bikesafe NI is a Rider Skills Assessment – not Advanced Training. That part is up to you!

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service – Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service will be putting on a practical display on how they deal with a motorcycle collision.

Displays

Local motorcycle racers, Kirk Jamison and Robbie Richardson will be at the event with their race bikes and in the pipeline, there are a few more bikes and celebrities lined up.

More details here as attendance is confirmed.

Light refreshments, not so much a big bacon bap, but definitely tea and coffee and the promise of soup,” just like your mother used to make”, will be provided by “Men on a Mission” a local voluntary organisation which supports projects in Ethiopia.

Apart from the Bikesafe assessment, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service practical display, racers display and what’s in the pipeline, there will be some other light entertainment put on, details to follow.

Then there is always the “craic” – general banter – just talking bikes – and a fair amount more.

NEW – Local Racer Davy Morgan will be attending and bringing some bikes with him.

NEW – RoSPA have confirmed they will be attending.

NEW – Adelaide Insurance will be attending.

For updates on the event head to www.fallenheroesmcc.com or www.rideitright.org

In Association with: PSNI Bikesafe – Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue – Northern Ireland Ambulance Service – Ride It Right – Men On A Mission – Kirk Jamison with Race Bikes – Robbie Richardson with Race Bikes – Local Racer Davy Morgan – RoSPA – Adelaide Insurance – and many many more!!!!!

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