Bikers on track after safety day

Ready to advise bikers at a motorcycle road safety awareness day on Saturday, Traffic Constable Richard Hammond, left, Bill Ford, senior observer with Scarborough branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, Dave Whitaker of DW Motorcycles, on Roscoe Street, which hosted the event, Firefighter Greg Gilmour and Watch Manager Brian Oakley, from Whitby Fire Station. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121760a 27/04/12
Ready to advise bikers at a motorcycle road safety awareness day on Saturday, Traffic Constable Richard Hammond, left, Bill Ford, senior observer with Scarborough branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, Dave Whitaker of DW Motorcycles, on Roscoe Street, which hosted the event, Firefighter Greg Gilmour and Watch Manager Brian Oakley, from Whitby Fire Station. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121760a 27/04/12

SCARBOROUGH motorcyclists revved up and got on board for a safety day in the town.

Advanced bike officers from Scarborough police held an event at DW Motorcycles, in Roscoe Street, to offer advice and conduct assessments of riders.

The day featured workshops of various technical aspects of riding such as cornering, advanced observation and positioning, with help given on road traffic law and legislation. There was also an appearance from a bike which had been written-off after a crash to drive home the message of safety.

Traffic Constable Richard Hammond said: “It is important to get the message across that while bikers are more than welcome on our roads, they have a responsibility to themselves and to other road users to ride safely and responsibly.

“This day wass designed to help motorcyclists with all aspects of riding including the way in which they handle their bikes and the rules of the road.”