Motorcyclist course aims to cut Teesside road crashes

Motorcyclists are being given the chance to learn how to control their bikes on a new training scheme led by award-winning instructors.

The Cleveland and Road Partnership has drafted in a team of instructors to run the project, which aims to cut the number of bikers involved in crashes.

It is available for motorcyclists and moped riders in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Stockton.

It is open to experienced riders and beginners wanting to take their test.

Machines such as 50cc scooters and Kawasaki ER6 650cc vehicles will be provided for training or motorcyclists can use their own bikes.

Richard McGuckin, head of technical services at Stockton Borough Council, said riders could take advanced qualifications.

The scheme is being backed by Ridewell Tees Valley in partnership with the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists.

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