The conference committee is currently planning the programme and hopes to be in a position to publish an outline agenda by early November 2018. Confirmed speakers to date are detailed below.

For those wishing to make travel arrangements, the conference will commence at 9.30am (delegate registration from 8.45am) and will conclude no later than 4.00pm.

The programme is likely to comprise the following sessions (subject to final confirmation):

The big picture
A series of presentations from major stakeholders outlining the barriers and solutions to help deliver collisions and casualties involving young riders. DVSA and Highways England have already agreed to contribute to the session.

An academic perspective
A series of presentations to help practitioners get ‘inside the mind’ of young riders.

The private sector
Presentations from bike and equipment manufacturers detailing the latest thinking with regard to improving safety performance of machines, clothing and other equipment

Education, training & publicity
A series of presentations covering programmes and interventions designed to upskill and improve the safety of young riders.

Ask the expert
A panel discussion with questions from the floor.

Confirmed speakers and presentations (23.11.18)

David G Davies PhD FCIHT


Presentation: Young PTW riders – a serious safety problem

Chief Constable Nick Adderley

Northamptonshire Police & National Police Chiefs' Council


Kathrine Wilson-Ellis

Senior Strategic Programme Manager, Road Safety Highways England

Presentation: Highways England – Riding for Better Business

Liz Brooker MBE

Road Safety & Sustainable Transport Manager, Lewisham Council

Presentation: Pre-CBT training in Lewisham

Inspector Tony Mannakee & Gareth Tuffery

Met Police & Road Safety GB

Presentation: Scooter to Commuter

Caroline Wilson

Research Fellow, Coventry University

Presentation:  DIY evaluating the effectiveness of interventions

Debbie Huckle

Team Leader, Safety & Travel Planning, Brent Council

Presentation: 2 Wheels London

Tanya Fosdick & Lorraine Willis

Agilysis & Highways England

Presentation: Using the Double Diamond to Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver a young rider intervention

Kevin Wilcox

Road Safety Officer, Staffordshire County Council

Presentation: Young Riders – Forgotten or Ignored?

Harry Seaton

Influencer Manager, Fluential

Presentation: Influencers - and how they can help deliver road safety messages to young people

Mike Abbott

British Superbike School

Presentation: 'TWANG' TM (Twist and Go) - safety training initiative for young riders for Safer Roads South Yorkshire

Dr Cris Burgess

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Exeter

Presentation: Why do motorcyclists crash (and how can we stop them)?

Paul Speight

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Presentation: '90 Second Life Savers'

Andy Stroulger

RTC Reduction Manager , Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Presentation: ‘Street Spirit’ Campaign - Engaging with Young Riders

More information

For more information about the agenda, or to express interest in speaking at the conference, please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.

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