Motorcycles involved in 11% of crashes

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Motorcyclists from around the region stopped in for a free “Biker’s Brekkie” in central Nelson this morning, with the aim of encouraging riders to up-skill.

Across the top of the south, motorcycles and mopeds were involved in nearly 11 per cent of all vehicles involved in an injury crash between 2010 and 2014. Six of those were fatal, 45 serious crashes and 95 were minor injury crashes.

All riders, on motorbikes or mopeds/scooters, were invited to the free breakfast and coffee at 1903 Square, under the Cathedral. The aim of the breakfast is to get riders together in a low-key relaxed atmosphere and share their stories and advice with fellow riders and, of course, receive a free coffee.

As well as the free breakfast there will be information from ACC and Ride Forever, tyre tread and pressure checks and information from local motorcycle clubs and retailers.

Hosted by Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, ACC & Ride Forever, Ulysses, Mediaworks and Pomeroys coffee the event will provide riders information about the Ride to Live programme that provides a subsidy for any rider who takes part in some training, refresher or up-skilling courses.