Superbike stars back safety message

Superbikes line up for the Gazette
Superbikes line up for the Gazette

The smell of high-octane petrol hung over the River Forth as a convoy of high-powered motorcycles lined up at the road bridge.

The bikes were in town to publicise the MCE British Superbike race series which visited Knockhill last weekend – but they were also there to spread the road safety message to bikers.

Stuart Gray, race director at Knockhill, said the photo-call had been co-organised with roads contractor Amey and Transport Scotland.

Championship leading riders ‘‘Shakey’’ Byrne and James Ellison led the convoy across the bridge before the bikes were loaded back onto their trailers and the cavalcade continued to Knockhill.

The MCE British Superbikes is the biggest motorcycle championship in the UK and a crowd of around 15,000 made the pilgrimage to Fife to see their heroes in action.