Embracing Vision Zero, An Garda Sióchána is delighted to be fully participating in BikeSafe from the Spring of 2023 across Ireland. This road safety initiative includes a facilitated classroom based workshop and an assessed ride led by an Advanced Garda Motorcyclist. All motorcycle riders with a valid full motorcycle driving licence and who are fully insured, are welcome to attend the sessions. BikeSafe will benefit all riders from seasoned riders, to those getting back into riding after a break of a few years, and will be especially helpful for those who have recently passed their test. [book Garda BikeSafe workshop]
The goal of BikeSafe is to share our experiences and extensive knowledge and encourage you to progress to further post-test training to help you become more skilled, and more assured rider. Workshops will be held across the country from spring to autumn each year.
Advanced Garda Motorcyclists are among the safest riders on the road, and through our BikeSafe workshops, you will receive an introduction to hazard awareness and tips for making riding safer. Followed by an on-road observed ride. The workshop is intended to assist you in identifying and avoiding some of the most common causes of collisions by using data from recent years. The main topics of Motorcycle Roadcraft will be covered in the classroom session, with a focus on placement, cornering, and overtaking.
The ride-out will be led by a skilled Advanced Garda motorcyclist who has successfully completed both the Standard and Advanced police motorcycle training courses at An Garda Sióchána. You will have the chance to receive honest feedback on your motorcycling strengths and potential improvement areas, held in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.