Make Your Way to BikeSafe Day - September 1st 2004
The Essex region of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG). are encouraging riders to top up their skills and experience for free at BikeSafe Day 2004 in Chelmsford on Sunday, 5 September. The event will be held between 10am and 3.30pm, near Essex Police Headquarters. There has been much coverage in the media lately about the rising number of motorcycle deaths in Essex and so bikers are calling for everyone to 'double their efforts' to reduce it.
At the free event there will be trade stands, observed ride outs, tips and advice from professional riders and you can find out more about BikeSafe and what MAG in Essex and Chelmsford have been doing to make biking safer. Simon Mouncey, spokesperson for MAG says, "Bikers are the key to reducing the rising fatality rate. We encourage all bikers to find out about BikeSafe. It can help you become a better rider and enjoy your bike more."
MAG has been very successful with past campaigns and MAG in Essex and Chelmsford wants to help all bikers to find out where they can get training and advice. Simon Mouncey adds "It isn't about how good a rider you are. Most of us think we are good riders but you only get to find out by having experience. By discovering your own limits and your bike's before you need to, might save your life. By coming to BikeSafe Day 2004 you can get some really good advice and play your part in helping to reduce the rising number of accidents involving bikers."
- 1. BikeSafe day is on Sunday, 5 September at Essex Police Headquarters from 10am to 3.30pm - poster and map available at http://essex.mag-uk.org
- 2. Motorcycle Action Group in Essex and Chelmsford meets every Thursday at 8pm in the Woolpack pub, Mildmay Road, Chelmsford. Anyone with an interest in bikes is welcome to get to know other local bikers. For experienced bikers there are challenging rides and long distance trips to other bike groups and events. For less experienced bikers there are plenty of supervised group rides and help to improve your skills and knowledge. You don't need to become a member but there are many advantages to membership such as discounts
and the opportunity to get involved in local and national activities.
- 3. BikeSafe Essex is part of an ongoing commitment by Essex Police and Essex County Council to reduce the numbers of motorcycle crashes across the county's road network. To find out more visit www.essex.police.uk/bikesafe
- 4. If you are male between 25-35 years old and ride a sportsbike, statistically you are more likely to be a fatality on Essex roads.
- 5. Four bikers were killed on Essex roads in May, 4 killed in June, 6 have been killed in the first three weeks of August (3 in one weekend) at the time of going to press. All in perfect conditions. This represents around a third of all road fatalities in Essex.
Information provided by www.mag-uk.org