Infographics to help young riders stay safe this winter

A series of four winter infographics, which highlight several key seasonal issues impacting young riders, will be shared on social media over the coming weeks.

The infographics have been prepared by the New Rider Hub, the one-stop-shop for new and young powered two-wheeler (PTW) riders overseen by the National Young Rider Forum (NYRF).

Two of the infographics focus on the change in conditions – such as low sun – and the perils of wintery road conditions.

Two more highlight to young riders the importance of carrying out bike maintenance – and the dangers of morning after drink riding.

Each infographic will be published on the Hub’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. They will be boosted by paid advertising, in order to reach as many riders as possible.

Heidi Duffy MBE, facilitator of the NYRF, said: “In the immortal words of Jon Snow – winter is coming.

“The nights are pulling in; every day features at least one rain shower – and we can all start dreaming about what Santa might bring when the big day arrives.

“But for young riders, the change in season comes with a set of new challenges on the road.

“These infographics – which have proven popular in the past – will help them navigate those issues and stay safe on the road during the winter months.”

Fay Wileman from the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership designed the infographics, which have been launched to coincide with the NYRF’s presentation at the 2022 National Road Safety Conference.

She said: “This time of year can be very challenging for our young riders as they face the elements of riding their bikes during the winter months which can quickly change from the hazards of low sun to torrential rain.”

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