TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyres safety group, is revving up for the start of its annual Bike Tyre Safety Month this April to help keep riders safe and legal on the roads this spring.
It’s a particularly important time of year to raise the awareness of tyres because many motorcyclists will be embarking on their first ride of the year.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, said: “Tyres are one of the most important parts of a bike when it comes to ensuring rider safety as they are the only point of contact with the road.
“If tyres have been stored poorly over the winter break then they could have suffered rubber deterioration and loss of pressure, which may make them unsafe or illegal, so it is vital they are given a thorough inspection before heading out.”
The condition of tyres should be checked to make sure there are no cuts, cracks or bulges, and riders must ensure there is adequate tread depth to meet legal requirements.
Motorcyclists should also ensure tyres are inflated to the correct pressures.
Denna Bowman, Head Office