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Help requested posted on 5th August 2016:

THINK! Motorcycling safety campaign extra content/case studies needed

THINK! have been running a motorcycling safety campaign (March September) from the THINK! BIKER Facebook channel. This consists of promoted posts which are up weighted at the weekend. The campaign is targeted towards all motorcyclists, with a core of male hobbyist riders aged between 30-59.

The campaign focusses on the following themes:
Encouraging riders to sign up to extra training
Encouraging riders to reduce their speed on country roads
Encouraging riders to wear the correct safety gear, whatever the weather

We are also encouraging drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists, especially at junctions.

We are seeking:
Any content (i.e. pictures, videos etc.) relating to these themes,which can be used on social media
Case studies of those who have; completed extra training, been involved in an accident where their helmet/safety gear has helped them or been involved in an accident on a country road

Please contact saoirce.codling@dft.gsi.gov.uk

saoirce codling

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Response posted on 8th August 2016 by:
Jeremy Phillips

E: jeremy.phillips@devon.gov.uk
T:

Rural and Urban Riding

Hello

Take a look at http://maxrider.co.uk/rural-riding to see if that is helpful for the rural theme, and http://maxrider.co.uk/urban-riding for the urban.


Response posted on 8th August 2016 by:
David Osborne

E: david.osborne@atkinsglobal.com
T:

Motorcycle content

Hi - I've e-mailed you directly regarding Bikesafe London.

There's a great post on their facebook page which they've used to make riders think about postioning when cornering , especially when abroad (but applies at home too). Link below - not sure if it will work.

https://www.facebook.com/bikesafelondon/photos/a.179678922138554.31961.135952129844567/901251843314588/?type=3&theater


Response posted on 11th August 2016 by:
Mike Phair

E: mphair2000@yahoo.co.uk
T:

THINK request for content

Please take a look at:

http://www.roadar-merseyside.uk
&
https://m.facebook.com/RoadarMerseyside/?locale2=en_GB

Please contact via email address below.


Response posted on 16th August 2016 by:
Jim Sanderson

E: james.sanderson@kent.fire-uk.org
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BIKER DOWN

Hi,
Perhaps we could share a link to the Biker Down page and info on how riders can book themselves into one of our courses at 29 30 locations throughout the UK?


Response posted on 16th August 2016 by:
saoirce codling

E: saoirce.codling@dft.gsi.gov.uk
T:

response to biker down

Hi Jim, that sounds good, thanks.

I've scheduled a link to the BIKER DOWN Facebook page, is there another website which people can visit to sign up? Thanks, Saoirce


Response posted on 18th August 2016 by:
James Marsh

E: james@b3online.co.uk
T:

Biker Down - Enfield

Hi Saoirce,
B3 Creative recently created a campaign for Enfield to encourage take up of motorcyclist training days. I think Alex Kingston is sending some imagery over to you. Let me know if it doesn't come through and I will chase.
All best
James


Response posted on 18th August 2016 by:
Mark Kimpton

E: mkimpton@tiscali.co.uk
T:

Request for content - post-test motorcycle rider skills development article

I am a reporter working for the Warminster Journal in Wiltshire, I am also registered with DVSA as a post-test rider trainer (RPMT). We are a tabloid weekly newspaper and I wrote a full colour illustrated double page centre spread feature on motorcycle safety encouraging riders to undertake further training.

The piece involved going out with a police rider and tackling a variety of rural roads, the police rider was then interviewed about the way he had ridden and dealt with hazards and various scenarios.

A young woman, an army officer, underwent several hours of post-test rider skills development and was also interviewed on her experiences. Her comments were very positive.

If you would like a copy of the edition containing the feature I can arrange to email you a PDF. If this is of interest please let me know. Please copy any email to my private email address which is mkimpton@tiscali.co.uk my work email address is news@warminsterjournal.co.uk my phone number at work is 01985 213030 and my home number is 01985 215685.


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