Steve Parrish backs biker safety campaign

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Published on 19 April 2016 by Emily Crick

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A campaign by West Mercia Police to reduce the risk of serious accidents and improve biker safety is being backed by retired racer and current commentator Steve Parrish.

Parrish said: “Having ridden and raced motorcycles for the past 46 years, I still believe we can all learn something new to keep us safe and help prevent us from becoming another statistic. By taking on some advanced training, people will be able to gain valuable experience and information to avoid situations that are often caused by other motorists and potentially could help save their life and possible injury.”

Constable Mick Sturland (West Mercia Police Safer Neighbourhood Team), who approached Parrish and asked him to back the campaign, said: “Our aim will be to engage with bikers and highlight the dangers associated with riding and what riders can do to increase their skills on the road and thus reduce the chances of becoming a collision statistic.

“The IAM and RoSPA both offer advanced riding training and we hope to get some riders on to some form of training. Steve’s support will hopefully endorse the benefits of rider training.”

Steve Parrish will be appearing throughout the UK in his MAD (My Adolescent Dad) Tour. For more, check out www.madtour.co.uk

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