Bikesafe’s annual road safety day will return to Rockingham Circuit in 2017 following the success of this year’s event which attracted 5,000 visitors.
Organised by BikeSafe in partnership with Northamptonshire Highways, the 2016 event took place on 16 July, with attendees enjoying a mix of motorcycle activities and family entertainment.
Highlights included the opportunity for an assessed ride with a police advanced motorcyclist, who advised participants on road riding techniques.
Visitors were also able to enjoy a track experience under the watchful eye of the California Superbike School and demo rides from manufacturers including BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.
The event, which was supported by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MIA), also included demonstrations by the emergency services. The police highlighted techniques to stop an offender’s car by using ‘boxing’ tactics, while the fire service demonstrated an extraction from a crashed vehicles.
BikeSafe is a police-led motorcycle safety initiative run by most forces across the UK, in a bid to reduce the number of bikers killed and injured on the roads.
The scheme’s aim is to encourage post test training and improve rider attitude and behaviour. It runs under the premise that: ‘the more training you get, the better and safer the rider you become’.
Although the date is yet to be confirmed next year’s event is likely to take place on the weekend of the 15-16 July 2017, at the Rockingham Circuit, Corby, Northamptonshire.