MORE than 100 offences were recorded by Cheshire Police during a crackdown on dangerous motorbike riders over the Easter weekend.

The force launched Operation Caesar to coincide with the bank holiday as a ‘seasonal proactive response to the forecasted rise in people out on their motorbikes’.

During the long weekend, officers patrolled key hotspots across the county in order to ensure bikers were travelling safely.

In total, four were stopped on suspicion of dangerous driving while 27 were pulled over for speeding.

Twelve were reported for driving without due care and attention, five motorists were caught using no insurance and two had no insurance.

Other offences recorded included vehicles being used in a dangerous condition, issues with registration plates, riding with an insecure load and contravening double white lines.

One rider had no licence, two did not have valid MOTs for their bikes and another was found carrying waste without a permit.

Inspector Steve Griffiths, of Cheshire Police’s roads and crime unit, said: “The majority of the bank holiday was dry and sunny, which gave motorcyclists the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather and the roads on their bikes.

“Our officers spent a considerable amount of time educating riders on how to stay safe on their ride, with many appreciative of our officer’s safety advice.

“Officers did however stop more than a hundred bikers for a number of different offences where they were putting not only their own lives but also innocent road users’ lives at risk.

“While we want bikers to enjoy their ride, this cannot be at the expense of other road users’ safety.

“We will continue to do all we can to educate and encourage motorcyclists to ride safely throughout this seasonal operation, but I hope the activity at the weekend sends a strong message that we will not hesitate to act against those individuals set on flouting the rules of the road who think the law doesn’t apply to them.”