ONE in three of the motorcyclist casualties involved in collisions in Cheshire over a two-year period were killed or badly injured.

The shocking figures come from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is working with motorcyclists across the county to reduce the number of casualties on the roads.

"We've recently seen an increase in the number of motorbikes on British roads, and as a result of this there has been an increase in the number of motorcyclists that have been hurt on Britain's roads in recent years," said a service spokesman.

"In Cheshire over a recent two-year period there were 1,058 motorcyclist casualties, 34 per cent of which were killed or seriously injured.

"Over the last three years motorcycle casualties have accounted for 22 per cent of all road fatalities in Cheshire.

"Motorcyclists are 55 times more likely than car drivers to be killed or seriously hurt in an accident."

You can find tips on the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service website for motorcyclists and drivers on how to reduce the number of casualties on the roads.