Motorcyclists are being asked to take care on country roads in Largs and the North Coast as lockdown restrictions are eased.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) say one in five crashes on Scotland’s rural roads involve motorcycles, and of those, three in five result in a death.

RoSPA have launched its Better Bikers campaign, which aims to increase the uptake of post-test training for motorcyclists.

Nick Lloyd, the charity’s head of road safety, said: “With the easing of restrictions we’re really concerned that this might lead to a sudden spike in motorcyclist casualties.

“Those who already ride will know of their dangers – sharp bends, blind corners, other motorists and poor road surfaces – but it’s likely to have been a while since they experienced these conditions, so they really need to be aware of the inherent dangers.

"We are also urging drivers to be vigilant on country roads and be looking out for bikers at all times.”

To find out more about the campaign, see