John is calling for the Police and Highland Council to look into establishing an off road motorcycle track in or around Inverness.
It comes as Police in the city step up their efforts to deal with motorcyclists using parks, paths and other public areas in the Dalneigh area in response to complaints by local residents.
Speaking on the issue, John said:
“I welcome the initiative by local police to step up patrols in Dalneigh in response to complaints by local people and would hope that it can be extended to other areas such as Culloden Woods where there are similar issues.
“The idea of developing an area such Torvean Quarry as a formal off road motorcycle track has come and gone over the years and it would be great if Police Scotland and Highland Council could work with motorcyclists riding in public areas to find an appropriate site.
“It would also be an excellent way of engaging with young people and police motorcyclists could even coach them in how to ride safely but have fun at the same time.”