North Wales Police’ Roads Crime Unit are running their Bikesafe workshops over the coming months.

The force have set up the workshops to help keep motorcyclists safe on the road, and the first one kicks off in Llay, this weekend.

BikeSafe, a national police-led initiative, strives to help drivers develop key skills around riding and safety.

This one-day workshop, is full of content and activities including theory classes on causation factors and practical ride assessments.

Participants have the opportunity to receive feedback during those rides.

North Wales Police and the North Wales Road Safety partnerships subsidise the fee, meaning it costs £65.

Experienced police motorcyclists, and dedicated approved volunteer Observers deliver the workshops.

A number of areas are covered such as cornering, road positioning, observation, hazard perception and more.

The workshop on Sunday (June 9) begins with registration at 8.45am, followed by a classroom input running until 12pm.

Other courses take place at Colwyn Bay, including a women only session, St Asaph, and Porthmadog. 

  • People can reserve their place by visiting the BikeSafe website at North Wales Police.

Participants will then be taken on an observed ride, which operates at a 2:1 ratio, from 1pm until 4pm.

The workshops are scheduled on varied dates spanning from June to November, at different locations across North Wales.

Inspector Iwan Roberts, of North Wales Police Roads Crime Unit said: "This is an extremely important initiative as sadly, we often see motorcyclists continue to feature disproportionately in our road traffic collision figures.

"With the main aim of reducing the number of bikers being hurt on the roads, these fantastic workshops explore the main riding hazards that motorcyclists face.

"By delivering theory presentations and observed rides a BikeSafe workshop helps bikers discover their strengths and weaknesses."

He advises motorcyclists to consider attending one of these workshops.

Mr Roberts said: "We would urge motorcyclists to really consider attending one of our workshops, where you’ll find you’re sitting alongside like-minded biking enthusiasts with a wide range of experience, skills and different machines.

"Whether you are on a commuter bike, scooter or a sports bike, you are equally welcome and will benefit by having the skills for the rest of the biking season and beyond."