Geton.co.uk, a community of motorcycle manufacturers, dealers and other stakeholders, is looking to help commuters find a more reliable means of transport by inviting anyone aged over 16 to have a free motorcycle lesson with a trainer, The Telegraph reports.
Through its Get On initiative, the community will seek to promote motorcycling by giving people the opportunity to take free lessons. Those interested in the programme only need to visit the geton.co.uk website and book a ride. People wanting a free ride are also advised to file for a provisional licence if they don’t have one already, and also to apply for a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course, which must be completed by anyone wishing to ride a motorcycle unaccompanied on the road.
The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), whose members are financing the initiative, claims that motorcycles are a cheap way for getting from one place to another, which saves a typical rider around 300 hours from their annual commute. People can also choose from a wide range of light weight motorcycles and scooters at an affordable price, with some of them getting up to 168mpg. Riders are not required to pay the congestion charge in London and they are also allowed to use some bus lanes. Parking motorbikes is also easier and sometimes even free.
The Get On programme will allow people to decide whether motorcycling is for them or not, MCIA’s chief executive Steve Kenward said.