Ride Out Ride Right 

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has now launched Ride Out, Ride Right to help keep motorcyclists safe on the roads.  If you’re interested in taking part in our Free Observation Rides then please read on.

  • You will be met by one of our three team riders at a pre arranged meeting point.
  • You will ride to a Fire Station at either, Abergavenny, Usk, Merthyr or Maesteg where you will be given a short presentation over a beverage.
  • The presentation includes Observation, Hazards and the Principals of cornering.
  • Following the presentation you will then go out for an observation ride which will last for approximately an hour
  • At the end of the ride you will be asked for your feedback and thoughts on the ride.

What we would like you to get out of this is to consider furthering your motorcycling experience. You could take part in a BikeSafe workshop, or seek training through recognised bodies i.e.: RoSPA, IAM etc……..but most of all we want you to enjoy your riding and stay safe on our roads

Ride Out Ride Right is an intelligence led programme based on statistics gathered from Partnership Agencies and Local Government.

Considerable market research was carried out by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Team with regards to the type of bike that would generate interest, and the Ducati 1198 was the bike that came back with the WOW factor to break down barriers and allow for engagement.

We are looking to encourage riders to enhance their riding skills but under no circumstances will training or assessments be given, observations may be given if requested and rider hazard awareness will be raised by identifying hazards on set pre-planned routes. The idea behind the programme being to encourage riders on to the Bike Safe Programme, Rospa and IAM.

At this moment there are approximately:

  • 80,000 registered Motorcycles in Wales
  • Motorcycle riders are 30 times more likely to die on the roads than car drivers
  • On average 28 riders die on the roads of Wales each year

Both South Wales and Gwent Police are aware of the reasoning behind the scheme and are fully supportive of Ride Out Ride Right.

Dates for the Ride out Ride Right courses in 2014:

Dates to be announced

Venues to be confirmed

email: m-bolton@southwales-fire.gov.uk for more information

 Online Questionnaire

Who we are                          

Who we are

Profile of Riders including experience and bikes 

What we are doing                   

What we are doing

Inviting riders to attend an organised Ride Out from identified venues



We have routes from Abergavenny, Usk, Merthyr  and Maesteg Fire Stations

Tips for car drivers




Page Last Updated on 11/7/2014