National Young Rider Day – June 2023
The National Young Rider Forum is excited to announce the first ever National Young Rider Day will take place on Tuesday 27 June – when the focus across the country will be on young motorcyclists.
More and more young people are choosing to ride a motorcycle to work, education, sport or leisure as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. For many, it is their first experience of being a motorised road user. Sadly, young riders are the most common age group to be involved in road crashes, due to this inexperience, as well as a lack of confidence and road sense.
As part of the National Young Rider Day, which uses the social media hashtag #WeAreYoungRiders, there will be events taking place across the country, including Sussex!
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) will be at Safe Ride Motorcycle and Scooter Training School (Old Barn Way, Southwick, BN42 4NT) between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday 27th of June.
Here they will be able to interact with CBT participants, encouraging them to sign up for ICE (In Case of Emergency) stickers, which sit at the back of a helmet, enabling first responders to access key medical and personal information as quickly as possible via a QR code. Click here to find out more! The SSRP will also be distributing PTW merchandise – and promoting the Biker Down course, which we support with the support of our Partners at East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
In the evening, the NYRF is joining forces with the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership to host a free Young Rider Webinar (6:30 to 8pm).
The NYRF is the leading young motorcycle road support group, and its website and social media platforms, are the central hub for all young riders to discover more about all things riding, including getting a licence, PPE and motorcycle maintenance.
Heidi Duffy MBE, facilitator of the NYRF, said:
“Young riders are supported whilst in education, whilst at work, whilst playing sport and at home – but out on the busy roads as a vulnerable motorcyclist, they are very much on their own.
Young riders are our sons, daughters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and are much loved.
That’s why we have launched the first National Young Rider Day, to share the love for our young riders and help to keep them safe on the road.”
To find out more please visit: www.newriderhub.net