Motorcycle health check available

Dozens of young bikers have taken advantage of free motorcycle and moped health checks at Colleges in Thames Valley this summer.

The pitstop sessions have been held in Milton Keynes, Henley College and Abingdon College and offer novice riders the chance to have bike checked by police and council experts.

Oxfordshire organiser PC Steve Jenkins offers a drop-in service offering advice about riding and clothing and Phil Balderstone, Thames Valley Police vehicle examiner, checks motorbikes and mopeds for road worthiness.

The next event in Oxfordshire is planned for The College in 0xpens on September 27 between 8am and 10.30am. A team Buckinghamshire will be visiting Aylesbury College on June 17.

Anyone wanting to get their bike check should just turn up and look for the teams at the college entrances.