Bikesafe event for weekend

This Sunday will see Stranraer Police Station opened up for a Bikesafe event to promote safe riding.

Kicking off at 11am, this free event is specifically aimed at motorcyclists and features an informal presentation on the techniques and skills taught to police motorcycle riders which is openly shared with the biking community.

The Bikesafe (Scotland) scheme will be run local retired police biker Jim Cowie and advanced biker John Parry. Since Bikesafe started over 12 years ago.

Constable John Parry said: “This will be a relaxed day along with a serious message. We have all heard the stories from motorcyclists recalling some of the near misses they had - that bend they misread and went in a wee bit too quick. That caravan on the back of the car that pulled out of the junction, just when you thought you could pass behind when he cleared your lane.

“Come and join us as it is a great opportunity to receive advice on safer motorcycling. The events are for riders of all ages and experience and are open to any full motorcycle licence holder in the region who wants to come along.

“It has to be said that feedback from previous Bikesafe presentations from beginners to riders with over 50 years’ biking experience has been equally good. The broad range of bike ownership from race bred to custom machines has also been pleasing and just shows that our advice applies to all riding styles.”

As places on the days are limited, riders are advised to contact John Parry on 101 or email to book a space. This presentations is free and light refreshments will be supplied.