Workshops for motorcyclists to improve their riding skills

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Motorcyclists across Suffolk are being given the chance to improve their riding skills through workshops.

Safe Rider is a joint initiative between Suffolk and Norfolk Police aimed at reducing the number of motorcycle casualties.

The two day workshops aimed at fully qualified riders will run from April to September.

PC Kevin Stark, of Suffolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team, said: “The workshops give motorcyclists greater awareness of the hazards they may face when out and about to help them become better and safer riders.”

They are run with the support of Suffolk Roadsafe and funding from Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club.

The workshops cost £50 per person and are held at Suffolk Police headquarters, in Ipswich.

They start at 7pm on a Friday with classroom sessions on the system of road craft. The next morning there will be an escorted ride out session.

Last year, 25 people died on Suffolk’s roads - nine of which were motorcyclists and an increase of three from 2012. Visit