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Free emergency first aid course for Powys motorcyclists

Image of a motorcycle helmet on the road and the Biker Down Cymru logo

2 October 2023

Image of a motorcycle helmet on the road and the Biker Down Cymru logo
Biker Down! Cymru is a free emergency first aid course for motorcyclists wishing to enhance their knowledge and broaden their experience in dealing with incidents or collisions that may require first aid at the roadside.

The course includes topics such as:

  • initial on scene management
  • first aid for motorcyclists
  • the science of being seen

The course is delivered by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and is available free of charge to residents and road users of Powys thanks to Road Safety Grant funding from Welsh Government.

Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys, is an advocate for the free course. "Bikers tend to ride in groups or pairs, it is usually the case that when one is involved in an accident the first person on the scene will be a fellow biker.

"This Biker Down! Cymru course aims to give participants a better understanding of what to do if they witness or come across a road traffic collision involving motorcyclists, and how to manage it safely.

"Or county's picturesque and expansive road network are a magnet for bikers, so equipping them with the skills to keep safe and manage emergency situations is vital. Along with our Enhanced Rider Scheme, we are doing our best to make sure Powys roads are as safe as possible."

Course dates: 17 October, 14 November, 19 December 2023
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Venue: Aberystwyth Fire Station, 1 Ty Ceffyl Du, Trefechan, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. SY23 1BE

Spaces for these free courses are limited and fill up quickly. Please get in touch to reserve your places as soon as possible: 01597 826924 or miranda.capecchi1@powys.gov.uk