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Chapel motorbike riders encouraged to get Bike Safe this season

Posted on 6th March 2015

Safer Neighbourhood officers are teaming up to promote Bike Safe at an upcoming event in Chapel.

PC Andy Crosthwaite and PCSO Karen Green from the Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on the road to host an event at the town’s Speedycom Performance Ltd on Manchester Road, Chapel.  

Bike Safe is a police led motorcycle project which sees forces across the UK teaming up to help to reduce the number of bikers being hurt on the roads. The scheme focuses around improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness to help boost rider confidence and road safety.

The event, which will run between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 4, will see Safer Neighbourhood officers working alongside the Roads Policing Bike Safe Team to chat to riders about how they can sign up to the dedicated scheme.

PC Andy Crosthwaite from the local policing team said: “It is the start of the Bike Safe season and this event is aimed at helping to raise awareness of the scheme in order to further educate riders and improve the standards of motorcycle riding in the county.

“We will be there throughout the day to offer advice around road safety and equipment, along with speaking to people about how they can enrol onto the scheme.

“The Bike Safe Team will also be bringing their Honda Fireblade police bike, which is always a talking point for bikers of all ages. It will be great to see as many people there as we can on the day.”

For more information about Bike Safe, or to chat to the Chapel and Chinley Policing Team, call 101.

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