Police Scotland offers motorcycle safety course to North East riders

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Motorcyclists in the North East are being invited to take part in a one day course to improve their safety on the roads.

Rider Refinement North is a one-day course that will take place between April and September between Highlands and Islands, Grampian and Tayside areas.

The course aims to raise awareness of the importance of road safety and make riders think of the personal consequences of taking risks.

It involves demonstration rides, observed rides with feedback from officers, vehicle examination checks of riders’ bikes and safety checks that should be carried out before any journey.

The course costs £40 per rider and includes lunch.

Anyone interested in attending the course is asked to email operationriderrefinementnorth@scotland.police.uk

Inspector Scott Deans from Road Policing said: “Rider Refinement North is the only course of its kind being offered in Scotland and I hope that it will continue to attract riders who recognise this course as a gateway to more advanced motorcycling.”

“A significant number of fatal collisions in the north area of the country involve motorcyclists.

"With great roads and scenery in the Highland and Islands, Grampian and Tayside, motorcyclists from both the local area and from further afield love nothing more than to get out into the countryside to enjoy riding their machines, especially in the warmer weather."

“The police motorcyclists and IAM observers leading the courses will promote safe riding messages and encourage riders to think about their riding style and riding behaviour. We want participants to take advantage of the expert tuition and advice we will be providing."

The dates the course will be running are:

Highlands and Islands (All based from Fortrose except 21st June which will be based on Shetland):
21st April, 19th May, 26th May, 2nd June, 21st June, 30th June and 21st July.

Grampian (All based from Inverurie except 18th May which will be based from Elgin):
21st April, 18th May, 26th May, 9th June, 20th July, 11th August, 28th September.

Tayside (All based from Perth):
11th May, 15th June, 6th July, 20th July, 10th August and 14th September.

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