Extra police patrols will be carried out on a scenic stretch of road leading into Aberdeenshire over the weekend in a crackdown on anti-social motorcyclists.
Officers from Tayside’s roads policing unit will be using marked and unmarked vehicles until Monday and have warned robust action will be taken against law-breaking riders on the A93 between Perth and Glenshee.
This weekend, hundreds of bikers had planning to descend upon Aviemore for the annual Thunder in the Glen rally.
It was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and supporters have been urged not to visit the town. But fears have been raised that some bikers may make the trip anyway to gather informally.
Inspector Greg Burns, from Tayside’s road policing unit, said: “We like to see people enjoying riding their motorcycles in beautiful surroundings, however we ask they do it responsibly and ensure that they get home to their loved ones in the evening.
“We have received a number of complaints from local residents along the A93 about groups of motorbikes travelling at excess speed, overtaking dangerously, over-revving their engines disturbing residents and wildlife, and general anti-social behaviour for a significant period of time.
“The majority of motorcyclists who use the road do so appropriately and sensibly, and it is a shame that the image of those who ride responsibly is tarnished by those who don’t.”