Free ride experience in Wolverhampton this Saturday 20th August
Wolverhampton in the West Midlands is the latest stop-off for the Get On road show, offering free motorcycle lessons to local people for one day only.
If you are aged 15 or over, you can enjoy a free motorcycle experience at the Wolverhampton multi-purpose test centre on Saturday 20th August – suitable for beginners, or returners.
During an hour long session, you will be introduced to gears, brakes and slow speed handling by a professional instructor. You will also be given advice about wearing protective clothing and how to find a good local trainer, should they decide to take their interest further.
Get On is the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme, which is putting on similar events at other selected test centres across the UK, to give people their first experience of motorcycling in a safe and structured environment.
Sessions can be booked beforehand by either phoning 02476 408040, or via the website www.geton.co.uk or you can turn up on the day, subject to availability. All protective clothing is provided, but you should wear long trousers and sturdy shoes and if you are under 16, you need to bring an adult.
Save time and money
The Wolverhampton/Birmingham road network is now the 5th most congested in the UK, up from 6th place last year. Commuters in this area now spend 31 extra minutes a day in traffic at peak times.
By filtering and using bus lanes, riders are able to move through congested traffic in the time it normally takes in free flowing traffic. This mode of commuter transport is also more likely to put a smile on your face, with riders reporting higher levels of satisfaction than people who use other forms of transport for their journey to and from work.
Make new friends
Motorcycling for fun is an extremely social past time. Do a search on motorcycle groups in your area on Facebook and you will find that these informal groups are a great way to find people to ride out with, whether you are a complete beginner, or returning to biking after a break.