MOTORCYCLISTS have been given the chance to learn life-saving first aid.

Despite making up just 1% of road users, bike riders account for nearly 20% of traffic deaths and serious injuries.

So the St John Ambulance is offering a special course for motorcyclists at its centres in Ossett and Sheffield to deal with severe bleeding, shock, unconsciousness and helmet removal.

The day-long course costs £47 per person, with group discounts available.

For information ring 01924 268668 or email philip.cheung@swy.sja.