FireBike is our specific motorcycle safety initiative through which we engage positively with Essex’s motorcyclists on a range of safety and related issues. FireBike promotes safer riding, encourages further/advanced rider training and seeks to reduce the number of motorcycling casualties in Essex.
In 2016 according to Essex Police, there were 263 motorcyclists killed or seriously injured (KSI) on the roads of Essex. Motorbikes account for just 0.8% of all traffic, yet they make up 26% of overall KSI figures, disproportionate to all other road users.
Our FireBike riders are all ROSPA Gold advanced motorcyclists and qualified RoSPA advanced riding instructors. As keen motorcycle enthusiasts themselves, the team engage with riders at motorcycle events and venues throughout Essex. They also run advanced machine skills courses and provide on-road training and assessments to help bikers improve their skills.
Our key FireBike messages are:
- Become a better rider
- Train as if your life depends on it
- Protect yourself and your pillion
- Learn to share the road
As well as these webpages you can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EssexFireBike where we will post regular updates on our FireBike activities and other useful information about motorcycling. Please visit our Facebook page, click 'like' and please recommend us to your friends.
We would welcome your feedback on the content of our FireBike pages and any suggestions you may have for improvements or additional features you would like to see.