Learning to ride a motorbike or scooter can be a satisfying experience, and beginners will have the chance to learn over the August bank holiday weekend. First time riders will be able to take part in taster sessions held in Warwickshire. The event is hosted by Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme. It was set up seven years ago by members of the Motorcycle Industry Association. 4655 riders were surveyed after their Get On free ride and 97.5% said they enjoyed it.
Get On is suitable for anyone aged 14 or over who wants to learn how to ride. The event takes place on Saturday 26th August to Monday 28th August on the grounds of the British Motor Museum. The 45-minute sessions will be available from 9am to 5.30pm each day.
During the event, riders are introduced to the key parts of a motorbike by a professional instructor. Motorcycles and protective clothing will be provided, so all riders need to do is wear jeans and sturdy shoes. The rider will spend time on a motorbike and get used to maneuvering it around the grounds. The instructor will give advice about gear and how to find an accredited local trainer, should the rider wish to take their interest further. The rider will also learn what licences are needed for different motorbikes.
The Director of Safety and Training for the Motorcycle Industry Association, Karen Cole has said the Get On events are the perfect introduction to motorbikes. “First and foremost motorcycling is fun, but it is vital that people get their first taste of riding in a safe and structured environment, where expectations about wearing protective clothing are set and people understand the value of finding high-quality training.”
It’s interesting to note that recent government statistics have shown the number of people riding motorbikes has increased. In January, February and March 2017, the UK had the highest number of licenced motorbikes, moped and scooters for seven years when compared to previous seasons.
Programmes like Get On are helpful because they ensure new riders venture onto the road safely. Sessions can be booked in advance by phoning 02476 408040, or via www.geton.co.uk.
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