BikeSafe, a free event to learn how to be safer on the roads and get more from motorcycling, is coming back to the Midlands, and all motorcyclists, in Staffordshire and beyond, are being encouraged to attend.
The highly respected police run scheme operates across the UK and bridges the gap to improved riding skills. It aims to help bikers understand their strengths and weaknesses with practical workshops, and hopes that they then inspired to improve by progressing onto post-test training. The event is a showcase for BikeSafe and a celebration of motorcycling.
The one-day festival of biking will be held at Rockingham circuit in Corby on Saturday 19 August – returning to Northamptonshire after a successful first show in 2016 which attracted around 4,000 visitors. The event will see a wide range of bike manufacturers with demo bikes available to test ride, be able to test their skills on mazes of cones, watch stunt shows and emergency services demonstrations, and enjoy lots of family fun for free.
For £35 bikers can book to enjoy an observed road ride with the Police Advanced Motorcyclists. This elite team will advise you on road riding techniques, before returning to the circuit for a briefing and the chance to ride the circuit on your own bike, under instruction from the prestigious California Superbike School.
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Adderley said: “Whilst this is a great day for the whole family, it also contains a very serious objective of promoting motorcycle safety. Riding a motorbike is a fantastic experience and one I enjoy regularly myself, however there are still too many people out there that do not ride safely and put themselves and others in danger.
“This unique opportunity to ride with the Police Advanced Motorcyclists is a great chance to finesse your skills and become a safer and more competent rider in future.”
Places are limited, and going fast, but you can book a place on the National BikeSafe Event and the police-observed ride at Bikesafe.co.uk.