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Dingwall to benefit from Police Scotland rider refinement courses for motorcylists


By Imogen James

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Inspector Greg Burns, Michael McDonnell (Road Safety Scotland), Neil Greig (Institute of Advanced Motorists), Matthew McLay (Scottish Fire and Rescue), PC Nicola Ross Advanced Motorcycle Instructor (Scottish Police College).
Inspector Greg Burns, Michael McDonnell (Road Safety Scotland), Neil Greig (Institute of Advanced Motorists), Matthew McLay (Scottish Fire and Rescue), PC Nicola Ross Advanced Motorcycle Instructor (Scottish Police College).

Police Scotland are hosting training courses for motorcyclists across Scotland to help them ride responsibly and reduce the number of collisions.

Dingwall is one of the locations, with others being Inverurie, Elgin and Perth.

It will be led by police motorcyclists and accompanied by an observer from the Insitute of Advanced Motorists and will look into key risk factors and provide riders with the skills and knowledge to be safer.

Inspector Greg Burns from Road Policing said: “Rider Refinement North is the only course of its kind being offered in Scotland and I hope that it will continue to attract riders who recognise this course as a gateway to advanced riding.

“A significant number of fatal collisions in the north area of the country involve motorcyclists. With great roads and scenery in Tayside, Grampian and Highland and Islands, motorcyclists from both the local area and from further afield love nothing more than to get out into the countryside to enjoy riding their bikes, especially in the warmer weather.

“The police motorcyclists leading the training will promote safe riding messages and encourage riders to think about their riding style and riding behaviour. We want participants to take advantage of the expert tuition and advice we will be providing."

The one day course will take place in Dingwall on a variety of dates:

  • Sunday May 22
  • Sunday June 12
  • Sunday June 26
  • Sunday July 10
  • Sunday August 7
  • Sunday August 14

The cost is £40 per rider and lunch is provided.

Anyone interested in attending should email operationriderrefinement@scotland.police.uk.


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