Gallery: Ipswich Wheels draws hundreds to Ipswich Waterfront
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Hundreds of people flocked to Ipswich Waterfront for an annual classic and modern vehicle exhibition today.
Classic and new cars, motorbikes and stock cars were some of the vehicles on display at Ipswich Wheels.
The event provided information on the history of transport and aimed to encourage people to take up a new sport.
Steve Gocher, chairman of charity Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists, a charity which helps new riders pass the Institute of Advanced Motorists advanced motorcycle test, said: “We are trying to recruit younger riders, as passing the test is a skill for life because you become a thinking rider. The moment you stop thinking is the moment you run into trouble.
“We get a lot of people coming to us because they have had some scares. After you pass the test, you are much more likely to avoid being in those situations.”
Sergeant Paul Sturman, of the Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing unit, said the event gave officers a chance to provide road safety messages to hundreds of drivers.
He said: “We can’t prevent all car crashes but we can help people survive them.”