Cumbrian police motorcyclists spread safety message in Blackpool
Police motorcyclists from Cumbria and forces across the North West got together to showcase their riding prowess at an event in Blackpool at the weekend to encourage safer riding.
The officers took part in the ‘Ridesafe Rendezvous’ on Sunday 25th April, where they demonstrated their slow riding skills in the hope that motorcycling enthusiasts will aspire to improve their own machine control on the road.
Sergeant Jo Lennox from Cumbria Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit said: “Figures reveal that a significant proportion of the collisions involving motorcycles in Cumbria involve riders from outside the county, so we took the opportunity to engage with people from across the region and spread our road safety message.”
Our work in Blackpool formed part of Cumbria’s Bikesafe scheme, which offers motorcyclists the opportunity to take part in advanced motorcycling lectures and ride-outs in a bid to improve their skills and reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the county’s roads.
We want to encourage motorcyclists to continue visiting the stunning scenery and open roads in Cumbria, but we want to give them the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe.”
The officers performed in the main arena alongside extreme stunt rider Craig Jones and precision stunt driver Paul Swift.
Cumbria County Council sponsor the Bikesafe scheme, so the lectures and ride-outs are free to attend and will help motorcyclists, both experienced and those just starting out, to develop their riding skills.