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Free workshops to help bikers stay safe

Young bikers from across the Moorlands are getting a chance to attend a free workshop to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads.

Riders aged 15 to 21 are also being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their compulsory basic training course if they take part.

The pre-CBT workshops are being co-ordinated by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, which is responsible for road safety in the county. The sessions are free and provide advice on safer riding, rules of the road and an overview of the highway code.

Workshops will be held at Stafford Business Innovation Centre, Beaconside on Thursday, 27th May and at Stoke Sea Cadets Centre in Hanley on Wednesday, 9th June from 6.30pm to 9pm. New riders and those doing a retest are eligible if they live, work or are educated in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent.

County Coun David Williams, Cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “We continue to have some of the safest roads in the country, which is something we’re proud of and something the partnership has worked hard to achieve.

“Helping improve biker safety remains a priority and over the last 10 years we have seen a reduction in motorcycle casualties on our roads. Initiatives like our Ride it Right routes, Bike Sense courses, pre-CBT workshop, Biker Breakfast and Young Biker BBQ events are all helping us to keep bikers safer.”

Places are limited and can be booked by emailing bikers@staffordshire.gov.uk or by calling 07855 336 922.

The CBT course must be undertaken with one of the registered training schools.

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