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Biker Down is a national training programme designed to give motorcyclists life-saving skills to keep you and other motorcyclists safe on the roads.

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Biker Down Workshops are delivered by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and are free to motorcyclists, (and people who ride with them) in Devon and Somerset.

The workshops are three hours in length and each attendee is also given a first aid kit specially designed for motorcyclists.

Biker Down events

We hold Biker Down Workshops every quarter. To find out about the next course, visit our Biker Down facebook page and follow us for updates.

Alternatively, email Andy Nickolls, Road Safety Champion:


A Biker Down workshop teaches motorcyclists:

• Awareness and practical skills to safely manage a situation in the event of a road traffic collision.
• Appropriate emergency First Aid and hands-only CPR to keep motorcyclists safe - handle instances of severe bleeding, appropriate helmet removal and how to spot and deal with cardiac arrest.
• The science of being seen - we share the latest techniques to enable bikers to be seen by other motorists.

“Our aim is to help motorcyclists understand the risks that they meet whilst riding and also provide them with skills to manage any incident they may meet on our roads. Helping to save lives by empowering the public to make decisions and intervene at any collision scene” Laura Pratt, Service Delivery Community Safety Prevention Manager, DSFRS


Biker Down teaches CPR


Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said:
"The Biker Down training is incredibly valuable, ensuring that people in our communities in Devon and Somerset are capable of providing help should they come across a road traffic collision and it’s absolutely vital in saving someone's life. Ensuring that help could be close at hand in our more remote areas. I would like to give my personal thanks to everyone who has given up their time for this training. We hope they will never have to use their Biker Down skills but we can all feel a little safer knowing they are out there."

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