200 up as Biker Down welcomes MP

Tue 23 Jul, 2013


MP Iain Stewart makes the presentation to Lucy Whitehall, the 200th person to receive Biker Down training from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Our new free Biker Down course has just trained its 200th motorcyclist - and MP Iain Stewart was on hand to mark the occasion.

Mr Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, sat in on yesterday evening's course at Great Holm Fire Station at the invitation of organiser Keith Wheeler, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Road Safety Officer, and presented a goody bag to Lucy Whitehall from Newport Pagnell.

Biker Down was first run in February and offers motorcyclists of all ages the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash. The three-hour sessions also provide essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.

Keith said: "I am delighted that Mr Stewart accepted the invitation, and with the success of the courses to date.

"We are really pleased to have reached this small milestone with Biker Down and we would like to thank everyone who has come on the courses so far. The feedback has been excellent and we look forward to training many more riders in the future."

Details of available courses can be found on the Facebook page Biker Down Bucks & Milton Keynes, or by emailing Keith at kwheeler@bucksfire.gov.uk.

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