Matlock bikers need to check tyres

MOtorcyclists in Matlock are being asked to check their tyres.

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership is reminding bikers to staff safe on the roads during the summer.

Andy Adlington, the partnership’s motorcycle project officer, said: “Lots of motorcyclists who ride for pleasure take their bikes out for the first time in April.

“They are keen to make the most of the warm weather and lighter evenings – but they could run into trouble if they forget to check their tyres.

“We’re warning motorcyclists to make sure their tyres are roadworthy before heading out on the open road.

“Motorcyclists should make sure that their tyres have enough tread on them and that they’re inflated to the level specified in their manufacturer’s handbook.

“It’s also important to check that they are correctly balanced and aligned.”