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The Bikers' Guide to Derbyshire

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Produced by The Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership, the pocket sized booklet offers advice on safer motorcycling and a guide to Derbyshire’s biker hotspots.
Smash hits – your guide to Derbyshire’s Biker hotspots

We keep a close eye on crash figures and we’ve discovered eight stretches of road in the Derbyshire countryside where bikers are regularly coming to grief:

  • A5012 Via Gellia Cromford to Ivonbrook Quarry
  • A621 Baslow to Owler Bar
  • A57Snake Pass Glossop to Nether North Grain
  • B5035 Wirksworth to Ashbourne
  • A515 Ashbourne to Alsop-en-le-Dale
  • A6 Matlock Bath Artist’s Corner to High peak junction
  • A54and A537 Buxton to Cat and Fiddle pub
  • A5004 Long Hill Buxton to Fernilee

So why is this happening?

It’s not down to dark and stormy nights – that’s for sure. Most of these crashes happened on fine, dry days.

What did these crashes have in common?

Well, many of them happened on bends and the most frequent factors were loss of control, high speeds and bikes overtaking other vehicles.

Why not try Derbyshire Bike Plus?

For as little as £50 you can have a day’s training.  The ‘Bike Plus’ scheme is a specially designed one day rider development session to make you a safer, more confident rider. 

There is no test to take, just practical training to improve your riding style.  You have passed your test.  Now ‘Bike plus’ will help you use that freedom safely!

To find out more visit the Bike Plus page or get an application form from Call Derbyshire on 08 456 058 058 or email [email protected] 


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