I am being asked by riders who wish to help, what do they need to have training wise to become a Blood Bike rider? I thought that it would be best to have a seperate section on training to let every one know up front what we all need to have.
Riders will be required to have an advanced riding qualification from either I.A.Ms or have a RoSPA silver grade if its RoSPA you go with, We do not differentiate between the two organisations, all we ask is that you go with your preferred trainer.
We already have qualified observers within the Blood Bikes who have said that they would be willing to take new riders out on assessment rides to see how we need to improve our riding or not as the case may be.
I realise that everyone that wants to help may not have either of these riding qualifications, so to give us the riders that we will need to get this project up and running right from day one, we may allow riders without this qualification to sign up for shifts as long as they sign on with one of the training organisations and are assessed by one of our recognised trainers and come up to certain standards of riding. Please also note that you must not have in excess of 6 points to be a Blood Bike rider.
At this point in time I.A.Ms training will cost each of us £139 and as soon as I have the information I will let you all know how much RoSPA will cost and then leave the decision to each of you.
I hope that this will clarify what the riders have to have in the way of training to be able to ride one of our dedicated Blood Bikes.
Vick Butler Henderson introduces I A M training.
Video from 2009, competition has now ended.