Motorcyclists are being invited to ride the popular Numinbah Road to Chillingham next Sunday (19 February 2017) and join a free Survive the Ride workshop run by former riding instructors and motorcycle highway patrol officers.
The two-hour theory workshop is designed to help riders improve their riding decisions and manage risk through the use of roadcraft, riding techniques and riding gear. The workshop will cater to all rider levels and be held at the Chillingham Hall, with lunch provided.
Motorbikes make up just four per cent of vehicles registered in New South Wales yet, over the past five years in northern New South Wales, motorcyclists have accounted for as many as 1-in-4 road fatalities.
The Tweed Shire Council is sponsoring the workshop as part of the Local Government Road Safety Program, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from road trauma.
“Motorcycling is more popular than ever and this is sadly reflected in an increase in motorcycle fatalities in our region,” said Council Road Safety Officer Alana Brooks.
The workshop, from 12 noon to 2pm, is being run by Survive the Ride Association of NSW (STRA) Riders.
“Riders are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety – it doesn’t hurt any less when it’s not your fault,” said Survive the Ride Association’s David Tynan.
Riders are encouraged to book a place at the workshop by phoning (02) 6670 2400 to assist with catering.