Chance to improve biking skills

Riding skills demonstrations, mechanics workshops, and presentations from world-leading motorcycle safety experts are part of a motorcycling skills event in Gisborne tomorrow.

New Zealand’s top freestyle motocross rider, Levi Sherwood will be joined at the free event, Shiny Side Up, by Brittany Morrow (the “Queen of Road Rash”, US), Dr Chris Hurren (gear safety expert, Australia), Dave Moss (suspension guru, US) and Kevin Williams (survival skills, UK) to help improve Gisborne motorcyclists’ skills.

People who attend Shiny Side Up will leave with a new appreciation for their biking skills, says Dave Keilty, the Accident Compensation Corporation’s motorcycle programme manager.

“Many crashes involving motorcycles are preventable. With better technical riding skills and preventative strategies for common road issues, riders can actively manage the safety aspects of their riding.”

Shiny Side Up will also give motorcyclists a taste of the ACC training programme, Ride Forever.

Over the past five years ACC has managed an average of more than 7000 claims per year.

Motorcyclists who have completed a Ride Forever course are 27 percent less likely to have an injury and an ACC claim, compared to motorcyclists who haven’t completed a course. Shiny Side Up offers a great opportunity to reach thousands of bikers directly and highlight the benefit of better riding skills, says Mr Keilty.

“We encourage everyone to come along with their bike, to have some fun and learn valuable new skills.”

Shiny Side Up is a joint initiative between ACC and the NZ Transport Agency.

■ Shiny Side Up, Emerald Hotel, tomorrow, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Free.

Riding skills demonstrations, mechanics workshops, and presentations from world-leading motorcycle safety experts are part of a motorcycling skills event in Gisborne tomorrow.

New Zealand’s top freestyle motocross rider, Levi Sherwood will be joined at the free event, Shiny Side Up, by Brittany Morrow (the “Queen of Road Rash”, US), Dr Chris Hurren (gear safety expert, Australia), Dave Moss (suspension guru, US) and Kevin Williams (survival skills, UK) to help improve Gisborne motorcyclists’ skills.

People who attend Shiny Side Up will leave with a new appreciation for their biking skills, says Dave Keilty, the Accident Compensation Corporation’s motorcycle programme manager.

“Many crashes involving motorcycles are preventable. With better technical riding skills and preventative strategies for common road issues, riders can actively manage the safety aspects of their riding.”

Shiny Side Up will also give motorcyclists a taste of the ACC training programme, Ride Forever.

Over the past five years ACC has managed an average of more than 7000 claims per year.

Motorcyclists who have completed a Ride Forever course are 27 percent less likely to have an injury and an ACC claim, compared to motorcyclists who haven’t completed a course. Shiny Side Up offers a great opportunity to reach thousands of bikers directly and highlight the benefit of better riding skills, says Mr Keilty.

“We encourage everyone to come along with their bike, to have some fun and learn valuable new skills.”

Shiny Side Up is a joint initiative between ACC and the NZ Transport Agency.

■ Shiny Side Up, Emerald Hotel, tomorrow, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Free.

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