FREE courses for bikers which could potentially save lives are being offered by North Yorkshire road safety charity 95 Alive.

The Biker Down courses will give motorcyclists who are first on the scene of a crash invaluable first aid information and knowledge about what they should do and how they should do it. The courses cover crash scene management and casualty care, as well as vital information on the science of being seen on the roads.

A spokesperson said: "Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved. But there can be some uncertainty about what to do in these situations. Biker Down is a free training course run by bikers for bikers, designed to answer these uncertainties.

"The course uses the expertise of the Emergency Services and Road Safety Officers to prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen on the roads. It is aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience.

"It offers people the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured."

  • The courses are run on Saturday February 9 at Squires Cafe, Sherburn in Elmet; Saturday February 23 at Richmond Fire Station and at Malton Fire Station on Saturday March 16.
  • Places must be booked through the 95alive website, email with the date of choice, unfortunately the group say they cannot take block bookings.