Extra 2017 dates added for Get On in London and the North West
More people in London and the North West will get the change to try a motorcycle or scooter for free next month, with two weekend-long events added to the Get On diary.
St Helens in Merseyside (14th/15th October) and Erith in South East London (28th/29th October) have both been chosen for a third Get On visit, due to popular demand.
Get On is the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme and offers free 45-minute taster sessions with a professional instructor at venues across the UK. All bikes and protective clothing are provided.
Both events will be held at the town’s driving test centres, which are empty at weekends, so ideal spaces for Get On.
Karen Cole, Director of Safety and Training for the Motorcycle Industry Association, which backs Get On events, says this is an ideal introduction to motorcycling:
“If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to ride a motorcycle or scooter, this is your opportunity to do so.
“Whether you are looking for a way of saving time on your journey to work by avoiding traffic queues, or you long for a David Beckham style off-road adventure, Get On will provide a safe and structured environment to discover if motorcycling or scootering is for you. You can also get advice on where to go to find high quality training in your local area.”
What happens at a Get On event?
Riders are introduced to the gears, brakes and slow speed handling by a professional instructor. Bikes and protective clothing are all provided, so riders just need to wear long jeans and sturdy shoes. There is no cost at all.
Riders will also be given advice about wearing protective clothing and how to find an MCIAC accredited local training school, should they decide to take their interest further, as well as learning what licences are needed for different sized motorcycles.
Who is Get On suitable for?
Get On is suitable for anyone aged 14 or over who wants to learn to ride, from complete beginners to those who are thinking of returning to biking after a break.
- Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th October: St Helens Driving Test Centre, 2 Navigation Road, Off Pocket Nook Street, St Helens, Liverpool, Merseyside, WA9 1NS
- Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th October: Erith Driving Test Centre, Crabtree Manorway N, London, DA17 6LJ
There are also opportunities to try a free Get On ride for visitors to Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham and Donington Park in Derby. http://www.geton.co.uk/try-a-motorcycle-for-free-2/
Booking is advisable
Sessions can be booked beforehand by phoning 02476 408040, or via the website www.geton.co.uk or people can turn up and book on the day (subject to availability). Under 16s must bring an adult or guardian.