Motorcycle safety

Advice, information and training for motorcyclists.

The facts

Motorcyclists represent a large proportion of road casualties in relation to their numbers. They make up only around 1% of road traffic but suffer around 20% of deaths and serious injuries. The statistic that one in five deaths on the road is now a motorcyclist is sobering. Source – page 26 of The Government Motorcycle Strategy

Discounted training in Croydon

If you live or work in the borough, Croydon Council offers discounted compulsory basic training (CBT) training. To book your place go to Phoenix Motorcycle Training or call 0330 2234000.

Free training courses from Transport for London (TfL)

TfL have launched a new suite of initiatives which are an enhanced package of measures to improve the quality and extent of training that riders receive. They were created because motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users in London, making up 26 percent of people killed and seriously injured but only two percent of vehicle kilometres travelled on our roads.  They offer a range of schemes to meet as diverse a range of rider needs as possible and to enable riders to complete a number of additional training courses.

There are four different target audiences the initiatives focus on:

  • new riders, particularly aged 16-25, excluding delivery riders
  • delivery riders
  • riders who commute to work/education via low powered motorcycle (≤125cc)
  • experienced riders of higher powered motorcycles (>500cc)

For more information visit TfL's motorcycling pages

Motorcycle Industry Association accreditation scheme

Find accredited training schools for CBT and post-test training: Accredited training schools 

Other useful websites

2 Wheels London 

Motorcycling in London 

Training and post-test training

Enhanced -- rider scheme

IAM Roadsmart

RoSPA: Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

MCIA: Motorcycle Industry Association