The players at Supermarine football and rugby clubs may be used to weaving between cones in training.

And if a new planning application, lodged by Supermarine Sports Club in South Marston is approved, novice riders of motorbikes, mopeds and scooters will be able to do the same.

The club has applied to be able to use the overflow car park to the south of the rugby pitch as a training ground for motorbike riders, to be used by Lightning Motorcycle Training.

The short application for permission says: “It is expected that customers and employees of Lightning Motorcycle Training will gain access to the site from the junction of Supermarine Sports Club and Supermarine Road. This is the only pedestrian or vehicular access to the site.

“It is not expected that the minimal volume of traffic generated by the proposed change of use to include motorcycle training will have any appreciable impact on the local area or its character. The nearest dwellings are over a quarter of a mile away.

“The nearest buildings (on the opposite side of the road but shielded by a belt of trees) are large warehouses and small businesses.

The roads around Supermarine Sports Club are particularly suitable for teaching vulnerable road users on powered two wheelers, as they offer good views, wide, well surfaced roads, and easily negotiated junctions.”