With the Opening Ceremony only a week away, Olympic spirit is about to hit London and many other venues around Britain. Glasgow, Weymouth, Newcastle, Cardiff, Coventry, Southeast England and Manchester will all be affected. Have you thought about how you’ll get around, either as a spectator, or simply to do your normal journeys to work, shopping or socialising?
The official Olympic travel website, Get Ahead of the Games, has detailed information on how trains, tubes, buses and roads will be affected by the Olympics and Paralympics. Some stations will be much busier than usual, and some roads will have Games Lanes reserved for official vehicles at certain times. Driving in a Games Lane will incur a heavy fine.
If you’re wondering how you’ll get around during this exciting time, we have a suggestion. Riding a motorcycle or scooter is a great way to get through congested streets, moving past a traffic jam instead of adding to it. Parking is easier and cheaper than for a car, and with road tax from £16 a year and great fuel economy (up to 150 mpg) you can save money as well as time. You don’t have to wait for crowded buses or trains, either.
What’s more, you can ride a 125cc scooter or motorcycle after CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) which typically takes a day and costs around £100. So there’s still time to switch to two wheels before the Games begin.
Still not sure? If you want to try a motorbike or scooter for free, enter your details on the left and we’ll sort you out with a free one-hour motorcycle tryout session. A friendly, qualified instructor will get you rolling on a training ground near you, away from public roads and at your own pace. We’ll even lend you a helmet and safety kit.
So what are you waiting for? Get, set – go!