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(Postponed) The Art of Being Seen – Kevin Williams

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Updated 11th May: Unfortunately Kevin has had to have an urgent operation and cannot attend this event, I will invite Kevin to join us in person, later in the year.

Kevin Williams runs Survival Skills Rider Training in the UK. 

After sixteen years as a courier, Kevin trained as a CBT instructor in 1995, and added a Direct Access qualification two years later. Now with twenty-five years’ experience as a rider coach, Kevin is also BTEC-qualified at post-test level and has worked with thousands of riders at all levels from complete beginner to expert. 

By combining his riding and training experience with a higher degree in life sciences, Kevin is a uniquely qualified rider coach able to evaluate rider safety issues on a sound scientific basis. With an NVQ in distance learning, he is capable of communicating in person and via the written word. Via his Survival Skills website (www.survivalskills.co.uk), the Survival Skills Facebook page (www.facebook.com/survivalskills) and motorcycle forums, Kevin has been helping riders with better biking advice since 1995. More recently he has produced a series of short ’60 Second Safety’ videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/survivalskillsuk).

As well as writing a long-running column for the Motorcycle Action Group magazine ‘The Road’ since 2002, Kevin’s written articles have been published in riding magazines from Canada to Namibia and he has contributed to UK motorcycle magazines RiDE, Two Wheels Only, BIKE and Superbike, as well as the Daily Telegraph. 

Kevin has worked with road safety bodies including Buckinghamshire County Council and Somerset Road Safety Partnership. He currently works with Kent Fire and Rescue Service delivering a ‘Crash Course’ (in how NOT to crash) on the Ride Skills days at Brands Hatch. 

In 2011 he created the ‘Science Of Being Seen’ (SOBS) module for the international award-winning ‘Biker Down’ course. 

In 2018 and 2019 Kevin visited New Zealand as a ‘keynote speaker’ on the countrywide Shiny Side Up Tours, a rider safety initiative, on behalf of the New Zealand Transport Authority and the Accident Compensation Corporation, delivering SOBS at over a dozen different venues on each trip. 

SOBS is also regularly delivered to rider groups here in the UK. 


May 13
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Online (Zoom)


David Tomlinson