Thousands of motorcycle riders from across Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cumbria converged on Blackpool last Sunday (25th April) for an entertaining road safety event that continues to grow every year.
An estimated 7,000 visitors attended the fifth annual RideSafe Rendezvous for a blend of entertainment, demonstrations and easy access to advice about road safety issues, rider training options and protective clothing.
Event organizers RideSafe BackSafe brought together motorcycle instructors, assessors, BikeSafe officers and other road safety professionals, Lancashire Police and motorcycle dealerships from across the region.
The event also hosted a spectacular stunt show including extreme motorcycle stunt rider Craig Jones and precision stunt driver Paul Swift, as well as live bands to add to the appeal.
Linda Sanderson, communications manager at RideSafe BackSafe, said: “Bikers turned out in huge numbers and everybody seemed to enjoy the show immensely.
“The RideSafe BackSafe team were busy all day providing advice and information and it was great to see the willingness of bikers from all walks of life to seek guidance about safer motorcycling.
“The mix of attractions, retailers and industry support for the motorcycling community has yet again proved very effective.”
RideSafe BackSafe is run ‘by bikers, for bikers’ and draws on the skills, resources and enthusiasm of four regional road safety partnerships, motorcycling representative bodies and dealerships and four police forces.