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Police advise motorcyclists to wear protective gear when outdoors

Stay safe and cool by wearing appropriate clothing
Stay safe and cool by wearing appropriate clothing
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Motorcyclist and moped riders are being urged to stay safe in this heatwave by wearing appropriate clothing.

PC Nigel Keates, of Lancashire Police, said: "We all like to keep cool in this weather. Please, if you are riding out wear appropriate clothing.

"Bikers wear leathers for a reason.. If you've never had gravel rash or had your skin taken to the bone by tarmac then riding in a t-shirt and shorts is a sure fire way to experience it. Please Google 'gravel rash' ....it's not a pretty sight and is agonisingly painful.

"You may not be riding like a buffoon, but the person that knocks you off your bike might be. Protect yourself."