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Bob Pinder wrote
the MCIA bailed them out
As you probably know the MCIA bailed them out before Christmas to the tune of £37,500.00
The London web site mentions their 2000th rider. I don't know about the rest of the UK, but let's guess at 3,700 annually, then that's not a high subsidy, is it?
Where are you? Why are you here? Look at this
Half a dozen coppers, 1 day a week, 40(?) weeks a year, how many locals?They volunteer their time, no? but there's still admin (bookings etc) printing, compiling the handouts etc.
The London web site mentions their 2000th rider. I don't know about the rest of the UK, but let's guess at 3,700 annually, then that's not a high subsidy, is it?Still, buy a bike or product and it's likely you're funding it, so what goes around . . . Wonder what these: www.bikesafe-sheffield.co.uk/ think of it?
I was under the impression that the forces themselves were using their own budgets as the course was seen as a way to reduce accidents and costs....? Am I mistaken?
Is Bikesafe centrally organised? I thought it was a scheme run by your local constabulary - I didn't know it has a central organisation that managed to overspend by so much.
"It is quite clear that if we're to see a reduction in motorcycle accidents Bikesafe needs sustainable levelsof long-term funding, which it can only really get from Government sources. This will help the programme develop and reach more riders who are at risk."
The MCIA organised "Edge" scheme failed in that they were unable to attract sufficient numbers.
Government dont seem to care, maybe its time for Bikesafe to move to a different organisation that cares like IAM...
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"Force has no place where there is need of skill" Herodotus 450BC :burnout:
As you probably know the MCIA bailed them out before Christmas to the tune of £37,500.00.Overall most folks seem pleased with the introductory courses they have attended especially in light of a very small financial outlay.Quite clearly there is a shortfall between revenue generated and expenditure.Was this subsidised?Is it going to be subsidised?Can't help thinking that without a significant financial input then it can't continue for ever?Can anybody enlighten us?
You clearly have jumped to a lot of conclusions. 2+2 = 12? Pity you dont have people on here in the know...
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