A gift for the motorcyclist in your life this Xmas

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A gift for the motorcyclist in your life this Xmas

This Christmas, show the motorcyclist in your life you care by buying them a gift that could save their life.

Gloucestershire County Council Road Safety Group have been running the Better Roadcraft course for motor cyclists for 15 years. This year to encourage more people to take the course they are offering gift vouchers for next year's sessions.

Nigel Murray, Motorcycle Safety Co-ordinator for the County Council Road Safety Group said, "Around 95% of collisions are the result of driver or rider error and in an average year in Gloucestershire some 300 motorcyclists will be injured or killed. These courses are an introduction to advanced riding and aim to increase awareness of hazard situations, dealing with bends and corners and aspects of overtaking based on the Police system of riding. It is also about confidence whilst riding and can lead to qualifying as a true advanced rider through the Institute of Advanced Motorists or RoSPA."

The courses, which cost 46, are delivered by a police rider in support of the national Bikesafe scheme.

The Road Safety Group has vouchers (46) available to purchase and these will allow the recipient to attend a 2007 course. The courses are run over two consecutive Sundays in Gloucester and will be running from April - immediately after the National Bikesafe Show at Cheltenham Racecourse at the end of March.

County Councillor, Stan Waddington, cabinet member for Environment, said: "This voucher system is an excellent idea. It allows family and friends to buy a gift voucher for Christmas and know that the motorcyclist will be enhancing their riding skills leading to a safer and more enjoyable 2007 and beyond. If you or your loved one is a motorcyclist, this really is an offer you can't afford to refuse."

Vouchers and further information can be obtained by contacting Steve Lamburn on 01452 425557 or by email to: roadsafety@gloucestershire.gov.uk. The full cost of the course is 46.

Posted : 05/12/2006 22:29:30

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