Safe Rider

Motorbike on road

Safe Rider is a joint initiative between Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies which aims to reduce motorcycle casualties.

The Suffolk Safe Rider campaign sets out to achieve this by running ‘Safe Rider’ motorcycle workshops to help improve riders’ awareness and ability while on the road.

Our workshops are run over two days and are aimed at all fully qualified riders who want to improve their skills to become better and safer riders.

The underlying message of our workshops is that education is the key, not enforcement.

In a conflict free environment, riders will be introduced to the police roadcraft system - the corner stone of police riding. The workshop provides individuals with professional advice and confirms their strengths and identifies their weaknesses as a rider.

The two-day workshop is aimed at riders living in Suffolk and is run with the support of:

Bowers Motorcycles
Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club
Orwells Motorcycles
Suffolk Roadsafe 


Course information

The course costs £50 per person and is held at Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich.

It starts on a Friday at 7pm with classroom sessions on the system of road craft, with particular attention given to positioning and cornering.

The next morning, you’ll go on an escorted ride out session with a class 1 police motorcyclist. A maximum 3:1 ratio ensures an accurate and personalised assessment of your riding performance, which will be explained to you at the end of the session.

This is followed by a light lunch which is included in the cost, and an informative classroom session on first aid will bring the workshop to an end.

Course dates for 2016

March - 18/19 
April - 22/23
May - 20/21
June - 10/11
July - 22/23
August - 12/13
September - 23/24

Further details

For further information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions section or if you would like to register for a course, call Hayley Batterham on 01473 613730 or Kevin Stark on 01473 613888 Ext 3395 or email:

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