Staying safe on the road with Ridercraft

Thursday 26 August 2010

Learn essential motorbike roadsafety with Ridercraft based at Redcar Racecourse.

A MOTORCYCLING enthusiast, dedicated to improving road safety after nearly losing his leg in a high speed accident, has started a business that he hopes will help save the lives of fellow bikers.

Glenn Julian was only 18 when he collided with a car just four weeks after passing his test, severing a major artery and facing the possibility of amputation.
Twenty years later, he has launched his own company, Ridercraft, to teach motorcycling skills and travel the country promoting road safety.
Funding of £1,000 from Corus-subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise has enabled Glenn, who lives in Redcar, to purchase a scooter for the new business.
“One part of my business is training - from the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), which all motorcyclists must take before they can even go out on a bike with L-plates fitted, to advanced skills,” he said.
“I also work as a consultant for local authorities and the Highways Agency, advising them on motorcycle and road safety campaigns and appearing in DVDs to promote safe riding.”
Glen’s 11,000sq m training facility is based at Redcar Racecourse.
“Glenn has ambitious plans for his new business and we are delighted to help as it can be difficult for small businesses to access the relatively small amounts of funding they need,” said UK Steel Enterprise regional manager Simon Hamilton.
Glenn’s work as a consultant has seen him travel as far afield as Devon and Lancashire, as well as closer to home in Northumberland.
“Since my accident I have been determined to try and help others avoid injury or worse by promoting safe riding - through instruction and the safety campaigns I help to create,” he added.
For more information please call Glenn on 07500 93 93 53.

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