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Bikers can put their skills to the test at Stafford Fire Station

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

Bikers can put their skills to the test at Stafford Fire Station

Bikers can put their skills to the test at Stafford Fire Station

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BIKERS from across Stafford and Stone can put their skills to the test at a charity skills day.

The Staffordshire Biker Charity Skills Day on June 15 aims to promote safer riding among motorcyclists.

During the event at Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside from 10am to 4pm, they can try out road handling, as well as testing their knowledge on the Highway Code. Organisations supporting bikers, including motorcycle companies and training providers will also be available on the day.

The event is being organised by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and expects to attract around 150 bikers.

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Councillor Mark Winnington, cabinet member for economy and infrastructure at Staffordshire County Council and a biker himself, said: “Our charity skills day will give bikers a great opportunity to get together and put their skills to the test as well as raising money for charity. We’ll also have members of the Safer Roads Partnership team on hand offering advice on training courses and workshops to help improve biker safety.

“Latest figures show that Staffordshire is amongst the top three counties for road safety in England, which is a record we are proud of and will continue to work hard at to improve even further.”

Entry forms are available from bikers@staffordshire.gov.uk or by calling 0300 111 8012. The entry fee is £10 per biker with all proceeds going to Midlands Air Ambulance and Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes.

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  • lelen  |  May 13 2014, 11:07AM

    Safer roads partnership. So why are the bikes in the picture all Off road bikes? Wrong picture for the article!

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