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Bikers A6 Booklet 2008 Tcm9-71588

Bikers A6 Booklet 2008 Tcm9-71588

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DERBYSHIRE
ROAD SAFETY PARTNERSHIP
 G u i d e  t o 
 D e r b y s h i r e
 
 E s s e n t i a l  r i d e r  i n f o r m a t i o n
 B i k e r s ’
 T h e
 
Contents
Get ready or Derbyshire roads
1-3Smash hits – your guide to Derbyshire’s biker hotspotsA5012Via Gellia
–CromordtoIvonbrookQuarry
4-5A621 
–BaslowtoOwlerBar
6-7A57Snake Pass
–outskirtsoGlossoptoNetherNorthGrain
8-9B5035 
–outskirtsoAshbournetoWirksworth
10-11A515 
–AshbournetoAlsop-en-le-Dale
12-13A6Matlock Bath
HighPeakjunctiontoArtistsCorner
14-15A54andA537 
–BuxtontoCatandFiddlepub
16-17A5004Long Hill
–BuxtontoFernilee
18-19Become a King o the Road with
 BikePlus! 
20-22
The Bikers’ Guide to Derbyshire
ispublishedbytheDerbyshireRoadSaetyPartnership,whichexiststoreducedeathsandinjuriesonthecounty’sroadsthrougheducation,roadimprovementsandpolicing.Formoreinormationtelephone01629585072oremaildrsp@derbyshire.gov.uk 
Get ready or Derbyshire roads
Derbyshire is a bikers’ paradise
.Windingroadsandepicscenerymakeoranexhilaratingride.Soar,sogood–untilyoutakeintoaccountallthehazardsthatareoutthere.
You need to be at the top o your game everytime you pull down your visor and hit the starterbutton.
The 
 Bikers’ 
 Guide to DerbyshireThe 
 Bikers’ 
 Guide to Derbyshire
DERBYSHIREDERBYSHIRE
 
 
 
The 
 Bikers’ 
 Guide to DerbyshireThe 
 Bikers’ 
 Guide to Derbyshire
Protect yoursel and yourreedom to ride
Get your kit on
You need to be sporting the right gear beore you get on yourbike.
 Yourjacket,trousersandbootsshouldbeabletoprotectyouromtheweatherandromgettinghurtiyoucomeo.Makesureyoucanbeseenbyusingdippedheadlightsatalltimesandchoosinggearthatisuorescentduringthedayandreectiveatnight.
Be in the right place at the right time
The middle o your lane is generally a good place to be whencruising
–butdobeguidedbytrafcconditions.Chooseapositionthatmaximisesyourviewotheroadandtheamountotimethatotherroaduserscanseeyou.Whenturning,takeupyourroadpositioningoodtimesomotoristscanseewhatyou’retryingtodo.
Read the road
Become an expert at reading the road and spotting bikerhazards.
Manholecovers,wornandshinytarmac,paintedsuraces,loosechippings,mud,leaves,roadkillanddieselspillsareallthingsyouneedtoavoidiyoucan. Alwaysscanasaraheadasyoucan.Lookorcluesinthedistancethatwilltellyouwhattheroadisabouttodo.Signs,telegraphpoles,lamppostsandhedgescanhelpyoureadthedirectionotheroad.Rideataspeedthatwillallowyoutoslowdownandstopwithinthedistanceyoucanseeisclear.Therightspeedwilldependonconditions.Keepacloseeyeonthespeedometerwhenit’swet,oggyoricy.
Become a master o the manoeuvre
You need to be at the top o your game when negotiating bends,overtaking and travelling across junctions.
Takea‘liesaver’glanceoveryourshoulderbeoremakingamove.Youneedtoknowwhereothermotoristsareandwhattheyaredoing. Alwaysrememberthatthebestwaytonegotiateabendis‘slowin’and‘smoothout’.Whenovertaking,staywellbackromthedriverinronttogetabetterviewotheroadahead.Onlygoorititheroadisclearandyouareconfdentthatyoucangetpastwithoutlosingcontrol.
Smash hits – your guide toDerbyshire’s biker hotspots
We keep a close eye on crash fgures and we’ve discoveredeight stretches o road in the Derbyshire countryside wherebikers are regularly coming to grie.
So why is this happening?
It’snotdowntodarkandstormynights–that’sorsure.Mostothesecrasheshappenedonfne,drydays.
What did these crashes have in common?
Well,manyothemhappenedonbendsandthemostrequentcontributingactorswerelossocontrol,highspeedsandbikesovertakingothervehicles.
The maps that follow pinpoint the 2002-2007*biker crash sites along these routes >
Whenriding,lookoutorthecrashwarningsignsalongeachroute.
*September 2002 - August 2007 

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