NORTH Ayrshire Riding Club is taking part in a national event to encourage drivers to be more aware of riders out on the roads.

Every week, two horses are killed on the roads around the UK and the local group will be heading out on Sunday, September 19 to raise awareness of this.

Dr Sonya Campbell-Perry, chairperson of North Ayrshire Riding Club, explained:“As someone who has unfortunately been hit by a car when out riding, and thankfully after a brief hospitalization lived to tell the tale.

“It is of huge importance to me as a rider, mother of two horsey teenagers and chair of this group, that we raise awareness to other road users of the vulnerability of riders when riding on the road.”