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BSB riders cross The Forth Road Bridge to raise safety awareness

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A group of MCE British Superbike riders took part in a special event at The Forth Road Bridge today ahead of this weekend’s round at Knockhill.

The group of riders, including championship leader Shane Byrne, posed for photographs and took part in various interviews before heading across the famous landmark.

Working alongside Amey, Transport Scotland and MCE BSB organisers, the riders were at the bridge to support the cause for rider safety on the nation’s roads.

Knockhill recently hosted the official Scottish Motor Show with the slogan ‘Race on track, stay safe on the roads’ in conjunction with Road Safety Scotland, and the circuit’s event manager Stuart Gray was again heavily involved in today’s bridge crossing.

Gray asked the group of riders, which also included Scottish stars Tarran and Taylor Mackenzie, to show a ‘number one’ sign as they crossed the bridge, to signify to their fellow riders to look out for ‘number one’ as they ride on the roads.

The Mackenzie brothers were also joined by PBM Kawasaki’s Stuart Easton, as well as James Ellison on-board the JG Speedfit Kawasaki machine. Local Ducati TriOptions Champion, Dennis Hobbs,was also in attendance for the special crossing.

After the event all of the riders made the short trip to Knockhill in preparation for this weekend’s racing action, which gets underway tomorrow with the first practice sessions.

Going into round five of the championship Byrne has a 17-point lead over nearest rival Josh Brookes, with Ellison a further 16-points behind.

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Josh is a Sports Journalism graduate and has been a member of the TCF team since 2015. Between 2015 and 2018, Josh focused primarily on British Superbikes and Road Racing events such as the Isle of Man TT. At the beginning of the 2019 season he became the MotoGP Reporter.
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