Police offer skills lessons

Published: 15 April 2006

North Yorks police are offering classroom and on road lessons to improve your riding skills on May 15 and 17.

It's part of the Bikesafe campaign. Sergeant Pete Mason said: “We are Police Officers, not trainers. But as experienced and highly-trained motorcyclists we are more than qualified to give our fellow riders valuable advice and tips. We can show them how we ride safely and well - and in our experience good riding is also the most enjoyable sort of riding.” Your next bike

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Tests & user reviews here The classroom skills workshop on May 15 and 17 is followed at the weekend with a two-hour ride in the company of police and other advanced riders. You'll get a straight-talking analysis of your riding and advice. The two workshops are both on in evenings at Thirsk Police Station. The course costs £50. Choose the right kit: 1700 items reviewed here There will be one course a month throughout the summer.

You can book via www.bikesafe.co.uk. Click on the North Yorkshire Police link.

The Bikesafe team will be showing up at bike events throughout the summer with the sponsored Honda SP2 they've recently been supplied by Mark Kelly, owner of Castle Motorcycles in Castleford.