Crime pays for motorbike safety project

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Crime pays for motorbike safety project thumbnailPictured at the official launch of the Ulster Grand Prix Motorcycle Awareness Project are (L-R) Brian Grzymek (Department of Justice), Inspector Rosemary Leech (PSNI: Roads Policing), Robert Graham (Chairman of Dundrod and District Motorcycle Academy), Da

ORGANISERS of the MCE Ulster Grand Prix have launched a 'Motorcycle Awareness Project' aimed at young people to encourage the safe use of off-road motorbikes.
The educational cross community pilot scheme, which is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, is being funded by the Department of Justice under the Assets Recovery Community Scheme, and is supported by the PSNI.
12 young people aged between 13 and 17 have already begun a 12-week programme at David Wood House in the MCE Ulster Grand Prix paddock, with Cornerstone Off-Road Motorcycle Academy appointed by the MCE Ulster Grand Prix to support delivery of the project.
Learning includes a combination of classroom and practical workshop sessions that teach bike safety and riding skills, and participants will leave the course with Certification in Emergency First Aid at Work, a Motor Cycle Union of Ireland Marshal certificate, Basic Maintenance Skills and Basic Riding Skills.
Robert Graham, Chairman of the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, said: "We'd like to thank the Department of Justice for the funding received to deliver this project, in response to an application we made earlier this year.
“The project is an important part of our ongoing commitment to both motorcycle safety, and to giving back to our local community through the excellent facilities we now have at the paddock in Dundrod.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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