Kent

Adventurer Charley Boorman joins bike safety campaign

Actors Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor
Image caption Actors Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor completed their first trip around the world in 2004

Adventurer and actor Charley Boorman is set to visit a fire station in Kent to promote motorcycle safety.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) said 63 riders died on the county's roads between 2007 and 2009, while 486 were seriously injured.

Mr Boorman will meet a team who will be giving advice to motorcyclists at events throughout the summer.

He has travelled on long-distance motorcycle trips with his friend, the actor Ewan McGregor.

Their journeys were filmed for the BBC television programmes, Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

Mr Boorman is due at Tunbridge Wells fire station in Grove Hill Road at 1030 BST.

Watch manager Lawrence Pater said: "As people dust off their bikes and head out for a ride, we want people to ensure that both they and their bikes are fit for the road."

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