People wanting to learn to ride a motorcycle participated in a free taster session – in a safe and structured environment – as part of a three-day event which took place over the bank holiday weekend.
Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme, offered 45-minute taster lessons at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire over the course of the weekend (26-28 August).
The initiative, developed by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), is designed to encourage more road users to take to two wheels.
The sessions were led by a professional instructor and provided an introduction to the gears, brakes and slow speed handling.
Riders were also given advice about protective clothing and how to find an accredited local trainer, as well as learning what licences are needed for different sized motorcycles.
Karen Cole, director of safety and training for the MCIA, said: “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.
“Government vehicle licensing figures show that more and more people are riding motorcycles and scooters each year and we want them to wear the right gear and take training with the best schools in the UK.”
The MCIA says Get On is suitable for anyone aged 14 years or over – from complete beginners to those returning to biking after a break. Motorcycles and protective clothing are provided.
Free MCIA initiative offers a taste of motorcycling
3 March 2017