POLICE have issued a warning to bikers after officers dealt with more than 100 offences over Easter weekend.

On April 1, officers launched Operation Caesar in response to the anticipated rise in motorbikes out on the county's roads.

With teams in key hotspot areas, dozens of offences involving bikes were recorded, including dangerous driving, riding without due care or attention and excessive speeding.

For minor offences, riders were educated on staying safe while enjoying their bike, but several offences were met with enforcement action.

Now Steve Griffiths, an inspector for the force's Roads and Crime Unit, has warned those who continue flouting the law will be dealt with accordingly.

He 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 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.”