South Coast motorcyclists are invited to Survive the Ride workshop for motorcycle riders on April 22nd at the Batemans Bay Community Centre, 2 Museum Pl, Batemans Bay.
The workshop starts at 10:00 am and is scheduled to finish by 12:00 noon so you can go for a ride.
To register for the April 22 workshop please contact the Road Safety Officer at Eurobodalla Shire Council (02) 4474 1353 or email Kate.McDougall@esc.nsw.gov.au with your name and contact details.
What is Survive the Ride? STRANSW was formed in July 2007 by five motorcycle riders who each have many years experience in promoting motorcycle safety. The original Survive The Ride (STR) project commenced in 2002 as a project funded by Auburn, Holroyd & Parramatta Councils in Sydney’s western suburbs. Over 5 years the STR project received strong support from riders, the motorcycle industry and local Government. In 2007 the support culminated in funding from 8 Councils and in-kind support from another 16 Councils. Unfortunately, due to pressure from individuals within the RTA, local Councils were forced to withdraw their support and the original STR project was dismantled. But they remained passionate about riding bikes for as long as they can so letting the project simply die out was not an option. STRANSW was established to ensure they continue to encourage riders and stakeholders who wish to improve their own safety and that of other riders. Survive the Ride Association of NSW encourages motorcycle riders to enjoy riding motorcycles, without injury, for as long as they chose. Key messages: Take responsibility for your own safety - it doesn't hurt any less when it's not your fault. Scan - Anticipate - Respond to actively avoid situations that lead to a crash. Wear protective clothing just in case someone makes a mistake. Speed on the track not on the road - you still get the thrill, it is safer and you keep your licence. More info at http://www.survivetheride.org