Bikers can improve skills at safety day

SCARBOROUGH police are organising a motorcycle safety day to help bikers improve their riding skills.

The event, which will be held at DW Motorcycles, on Roscoe Street, will run from 10am to 4pm today and will feature advanced police motorcyclists giving road safety advice and conducting assessment rides followed up with constructive feedback.

Officers will advise motorcyclists on technical aspects of riding such as cornering techniques, advanced observation, positioning and other general safer motorcycling tips. Advice will also be offered on road traffic law and legislation.

To drive home the message of the importance of safe riding North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be in attendance with a written-off bike and will tell the story behind the crash.

Traffic Constable Richard Hammond, of Scarborough Roads Policing Group, said: “It is important to get the message across that while bikers are more than welcome on North Yorkshire’s roads, they have a responsibility to themselves and to other road users to ride safely and responsibly.

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

“Everyone is welcome to attend and hopefully people will find the event useful and informative and ultimately I hope it helps to save lives.”