National Young Rider Forum
Are young motorcyclists reckless and dangerous or just simply inexperienced and needing support?
The National Young Rider Forum started in 2019 and goes from strength to strength as emerging factors like the GIG economy mean that more young motorcyclists take to two wheels.
Following publication of the National Young Rider Research Report launched at the P2W conference in 2021, forum members are tackling the 17 key recommendations and turning them into rider initiatives to provide a comprehensive support hub for all riders ages 16 to 24 on motorcycles of less than 125CC.
Heidi Duffy MBE, Facilitator, National Young Rider Forum
Heidi Duffy MBE began her journey into the road casualty reduction world as a police officer with Nottinghamshire Police in the late seventies. Nottinghamshire County Council's road safety department and then Nottingham City's road safety team introduced her to the ‘E’ for education, replacing the ‘E’ for enforcement.
In 2001 the long arm of the law led her back to Nottinghamshire Police as a traffic management officer where she learnt the wonders of collision investigation and the magic of the ‘E’ for engineering. In 2007 Heidi became the force lead on road casualty reduction and added the ‘E’ for engagement and enthusiasm, as she worked with partners on projects such as ‘Fatal 4’ (which Heidi ‘invented’), Shiny Side Up, Bare Bones and the Pedestrian Safety Partnership.