Riders encouraged to learn vital first aid skills this winter

Would you know what to do if you were the first on the scene at a collision which involves a fellow biker?

If the answer is no, free sessions are taking place across London this winter to help provide riders with tips which could help to save lives.

The three-hour Biker Down! London course, organised by the London Fire Brigade, takes place at fire stations in Barking and Dagenham, Hounslow and Lambeth.

Topics covered include:

  • How to manage the scene if you come across a collision
  • How to help an injured rider by providing early intervention at the roadside
  • Motorcycle-specific first aid – how to remove a helmet and practical tips on safer riding

Once completed, participants receive a first aid kit designed to be carried under the seat of a motorbike and a certificate of attendance.

Participants also qualify for a discount to attend the BikeSafe-London Rider Skills Day, delivered by the Met Police’s Motorcycle Safety Team.

Upcoming Biker Down! events across London:

24 Nov 2019 (10.00 & 14.00)
Dagenham Fire Station, 70 Rainham Road North RM10 7ES
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29 Feb 2020 (10.00 & 14.00)
Heston Fire Station, 520 London Road, London TW7 4HR
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26 Jan 2020 (10.00 & 14.00)
West Norwood fire station, Knight’s Hill, London SE27 0QA
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29 Mar 2020 (10.00 & 14.00)
Dagenham Fire Station, 70 Rainham Road North RM10 7ES
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Click here for details of other training courses for London’s riders, and click here for details of other events across the Capital for bikers.


22 October 2019