Superbike riders roared into Chester last week to meet and greet fans ahead of the Round 9 meeting at Oulton Park at the weekend.

Ellesmere Port racer Jenny Tinmouth, fresh from acting as a stunt rider for the latest Mission Impossible film with Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise, was on hand to sign autographs and chat to fans about her racing.

She said: “It’s been a tough year riding with the Honda team but I feel I’ve made good progress and learnt a great deal.

“I love coming into Chester to meet the fans before we race at Oulton Park, lots have people have come down to chat and see the bikes and I can’t believe how far some people have travelled to get here.

Backford racer Joe Francis, who rides for the Team Traction Control which is owned by Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint, also greeted fans and signed autographs.

Cheshire Police motorcyclists Chris Murray and Andy Griffiths brought along their patrol bikes and chatted to members of the public about road safety.

PC Griffiths said: “We want to get the message across that these BSB racers are top professional riders and very skilled. We should leave the racing to the on the tracks.

“There are actually far more dangers facing a motorcyclist on public roads. Racers don’t have to contend with junctions, oncoming traffic and street furniture. And race tracks don’t have pot holes and other hazards that can cause a motorcyclist so many problems.”

See here for the latest from Round 9 of the British Superbikes on Sepember 4-6.

Ellesmere Port's Jenny Tinmouth celebrates Mission Impossible release with Tom Cruise