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Police meet over 100 motorcyclists to offer advice around bike safety in Matlock

Posted on 12th June 2015

Safer Neighbourhood officers and partner agencies spoke to over 100 motorcyclists during a bike safety event in Matlock.

PCSO Sue Lester from the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team joined forces with representatives from the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership, Derbyshire County Council and the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team [CREST] to host the day of action on Sunday, June 7.

Officers were on hand to give advice and information to local and visiting motorcyclists about the nationwide BikeSafe scheme, aimed at reducing the number of bikers being hurt on the roads.

Copies of the free motorcycle safety magazine, Ride Smart were given out to people in attendance. The publication supports Operation SafeRide and contains information on taking care of your bike, riding gear, safety, group riding and first aid. A competition was held for the chance for people to win a ‘Think Bike’ bag.

PCSO Lester said: “It was a positive day of action and it was good to get out into the local community especially on a fine, busy day and chat to motorcycle riders who were out and about in their droves.

“Everyone was keen to take advice on board and learn more about ways to increase their safety when out riding.”

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