Peak District bikers can learn how to stay safe on the roads

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A road safety group will be helping bikers learn how to avoid accidents.

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership will be running a rider safety stall at the Peaks Custom and Classic Motorcycle Show on Sunday, June 17.

Visitors to the stall will be able to enter a prize draw run by motorcycle clothing company Airvest for the chance to win one of their inflatable safety vests, pick up a free Think Bike, Think Biker car sticker and find out more about £50 BikeSafe workshops for qualified riders who want to improve their skills by visiting www.bikesafe.co.uk. They will also be able to find out about SHARP, the government’s safety rating scheme for motorcycle helmets, and Derbyshire Bikers – the partnership’s Facebook page for motorcyclists (www.facebook.com/derbyshirebikers).

The Peaks Custom and Classic Motorcycle Show is taking place in the grounds of the Duke of York pub on Ashbourne Road in Pomeroy.

The event, which is organised by the National Chopper Club, will be open between noon and 4pm and admission costs £4.

Andy Adlington, the partnership’s motorcycle project officer, said: “Bikers love the Derbyshire countryside because it offers great rides – but too many of them are running into trouble.

“We’re hoping to talk to lots of visitors about how to stay safe while motoring on two wheels. We have limited supplies of some of the items we’ve got to give away so it’s first come, first served.”