Revving up motorcycle safety for 2016

There’s a new addition to the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) fleet for 2016.  

A mini moto has been generously donated to the Road Safety team to help with promoting motorcycle safety.  The mini ‘firebike’ has been fully liveried, carried out free of charge by James Gregory of Ultra Wrap in Northwich, to look just like the full size Fire Bike and was given by CFRS volunteers Garry and Hazel Evans.

Garry and Hazel had seen a mini moto owned by Blood Bikes, the voluntary motorcycle courier service that helps transport urgent blood to hospitals, at an event at Oulton Park and felt that something similar would greatly benefit the Service’s Road Safety team.

Road Safety manager Colin Heyes is delighted with the new bike: “Our full size Fire Bike is always a great draw at road safety events and Station open days but we’re mindful that our younger visitors are not able to experience what it feels like to sit astride a motorbike.

“The new mini Fire Bike means that little ones don't have to ride pillion on photographs but can be pictured on a liveried bike more suited to their size. More importantly, it means we can reach an even younger audience with serious road safety messages.

“On behalf of the Service I would like to thank Garry and Hazel Evans for giving us the mini moto and James Gregory for the excellent makeover he has done at his own expense.  Apart from the size, it’s hard to tell which is the ‘official’ Fire Bike!”

The mini Fire Bike can be seen alongside its full-size stablemate at fire station open days and Biker Down events throughout 2016 – dates will be published on social media and our website in the coming weeks – and at other road safety events attended by the team throughout the year.

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Biker Down courses confirmed to date (more will be added throughout the year):

  • Monday 4 January at CFRS HQ, Sadler Road, Winsford from 6pm to 9pm

  • Wednesday 24 February at Astbury Village Hall, Gawsworth from 6pm to 9pm

  • Sunday 20 March at CFRS HQ, Sadler Road, Winsford from 12 noon to 4pm

  • Sunday 24 April at CFRS HQ, Sadler Road, Winsford from 12 noon to 4pm

For more information or to book on to a course please contact Frances Egerton on 07786 664904 or email bikerdown@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Date published: Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:11:36 GMT

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Mini moto and firebike
Mini moto and firebike with Road Safety manager Colin Heyes