Young riders from across Staffordshire are being invited to attend a Young Biker BBQ at Bryan’s BMW Rider Training School at the bet365 Stadium on Monday 19th August and will receive a free burger when they attend, as well as the opportunity to access information from motorcycling professionals.

The event, organised by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), will have stands offering advice to young riders. Older bikers are encouraged to bring young riders along to the event and if accompanied by younger bikers can claim their burger too. People will also have the opportunity to win prizes and receive instruction and advice from Motorcycle Trainers.

Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Cabinet Member for Highways at Staffordshire County Council Helen Fisher said: “Keeping our roads safe is one of our top priorities and this includes helping our bikers to improve their riding skills. Bikers only represent around 1 per cent of all traffic on our roads but unfortunately they make up 28 per cent of those killed or seriously injured. That’s why it’s important we reach out to them through events like this to make sure they have the skills and know-how to keep themselves and other road users safe.

“Young riders are particularly vulnerable, so this is a great opportunity for them to not only meet other bikers over a burger but to get an update on the latest initiatives and training opportunities.”

The partnership are also offering potential young bikers aged 15 to 21 the opportunity to receive a £50 voucher off their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course when they attend a workshop. The Pre-CBT workshops are held monthly at Cannock Fire Station. People interested in attending can sign up at the BBQ.

For further details on all the events visit www.staffsbiker.co.uk or call 07855 336922 or find us on the Staffordshire Bikers Breakfast or Staffs Biker Jack Facebook page.