FireBike is our motorcycle safety initiative which use to engage with Essex’s motorcyclists to promote safer riding and reduce the number of motorcycling casualties in Essex.
In 2015 according to Essex Police, there were 197 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.
Our FireBike team, who are current or ex-firefighters, are ROSPA Gold advanced motorcyclists and qualified RoSPA advanced riding instructors. As keen motorcycle enthusiasts themselves, the team engage with riders and their pillions at motorcycle events and venues throughout Essex. The team also run training courses 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
You can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/EssexFireBike) where we post regular updates on our FireBike activities and other useful information about motorcycling.
If you are holding an event and would like the FireBike team to attend, please contact Andy Stroulger, FireBike Team Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01376 576204.