A FREE training event for motorcyclists is being held on April 27.

Organisation Biker Down, run by Dr Ian Mew and former traffic police officer Chris Smith, is helping to run the event, which takes place from 9am to 4.30pm at D’Urberville Hall in Wool.

Anyone with a full motorcycle licence who can achieve and maintain 70mph is welcome to go along, but places are limited and booking is required. Organisers say the bike and rider must both be road legal.

The course includes a classroom session on overtaking, an on road rising session and a free lunch. Email events@roadardorset.co.uk to reserve a place.