BIKERS Training celebrates its 3rd Anniversary this week and we’ve had another fabulous year! As usual, busy training new FBoS-ERS’s but also continuing to be out and about spreading the FBoS message.

This year saw a major revamp to the official FBoS structure in the UK. The complete programme was moved from the North West Ambulance Service into the hands of First Bike on Scene UK Ltd. The administration and content is overseen by paramedics but now as an independent company. And we are proud to have proven that we can remain sole licensees for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

We also continued growing our affiliations with other groups in the motorcycle community, such as the PSNI Bike Safe Team, the Adelaide Advanced Motorcyclists as well as the Blood Bikes. At February’s Bike Show at Kings Hall in Belfast we were again invited to join the PSNI Bike Safe Team stand. And at the invitation of the Adelaide Advanced Motorcyclists we ran an FBoS course for their members / instructors the end of February.

In May Rodge attended the official launch of the Blood Bikes South at the Cork Greyhound Stadium and recently provided an FBoS course to the colleagues of Blood Bikes North West in Letterkenny.

We headed to the UK in late June again, having been invited to have a stand at the first Cheshire Two Wheel Take Over at the Chester Football Club Grounds, while earlier in the year we spend the weekend at RAF Odiham for another FBoS course.

Of course we also enjoyed our annual attendance at the Killarney Bike Fest, as well as providing medical support to the Ring of Kerry Cycle, Help for Heroes Charity Motorcycle Ride and the Dingle Marathon. And a more poignant visit to the Ride to the Wall in October.

Rick and Rodge will pay a visit to Motorcyle Live in Birmingham, while we are also getting ready for next year’s events including the Cork Motorcycle Show as well as number of courses already booked by clubs / organisations.