Women motorcyclists clad in leathers showed their support for Bennetts' new advice guide for lady riders.

Members of the Women's International Motorcycle Association attended the launch of Bennetts' Born Free booklet at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.

Some 15% of all bikers are women and 16,000 passed their test last year compared to 9,700 five years previously.

Bennetts said its published tips would help women starting out in motorcycling.