NW200 Bikesafe sessions

The police are encouraging motorcyclists of all ages and abilities to take part in the 'Bikesafe' assessed ride-outs that are being held during race week for this year's North West 200 motorcycle races.

The events will take place daily, leaving from The Pits, from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday (11th) and Wednesday (12th) at the start/finish area of the race circuit, situated on the coast road between Portrush and Portstewart

Further 'Bikesafe' events are also to take place on Thursday (13th) from 3.30pm to 10pm from the same meeting point. A further session will run on Friday (14th) from 9am to 8pm.

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Roads Policing Inspector John Millar said, "Bikesafe events are free of charge, and are operated on a first come first served basis. They provide motorcyclists with a unique opportunity to have their riding and road craft assessed by an advanced police motorcyclist.

"During the ride-outs, the advanced police motorcyclist assesses machine knowledge, hazard awareness, safety at junctions, cornering, overtaking and, will encourage riders to use a Riding Plan. The plan poses a number of simple yet revealing questions for riders to consider when on the road. What can I see? What can't I see? What is likely to happen? What can I do about it?"

"The assessment is not a test, nor is it training, it provides advice and an assessment of a rider's capabilities and it is open to all, from the complete novice to the experienced motorcyclist.

"Remember - ALERT TODAY, ALIVE TOMORROW - BIKESAFE," concluded Inspector Millar.

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