The annual National BikeSafe event, supported by the major motorcycle
manufacturers, is taking place on April 1st and 2nd at Cheltenham
Racecourse in Gloucestershire. The event will run from 10am - 5pm on
both days and entry is free.
This event is unique, in that it provides the opportunity for people to
admire the up to date models on display and benefit from a free BikeSafe
assessed ride and assessment provided by some of the UK's top motorcycle
Motorcyclists will have the opportunity to enjoy a fully assessed ride
using either their own machines or having the luxury of briefly
borrowing an up-to-date model from the manufacturers in attendance.
Riders, who want to enjoy the riding experience, MUST bring BOTH parts
of their licence. The assessments are informative and fun. Designed to
help riders learn about their riding style and understand more about
their strengths and weaknesses enabling them to choose the most
appropriate type of post-test training.
Major manufacturers BMW, Honda, Triumph, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha and
Harley-Davidson will be at the event with a fabulous range of machines.
Many other attractions will create a weekend event that appeals to
people of all ages offering an enjoyable and exciting day out for the
whole family. Musical entertainment will be provided by local groups and
performers including Mid Life Crisis, Vince Freeman and the Bleeding
Family entertainment, vintage clubs, free advice on clothing and
security along with shopping opportunities will be available. Other
attractions will include children's entertainment, such as inflatables,
a demonstration from drag racers Crew 22, a climbing wall, a trial bike
stunt display, refreshments, prizes and draws, talks and demonstrations,
as well as a Tri Service area highlighting the work of the emergency
services. Crime prevention advice to help prevent bikers falling prey to
thieves will also be highlighted.
Plenty of famous faces from the world of biking will be around over the
weekend, signing autographs and meeting the public. An assortment of
fantastic prizes will be given away too.
Craig Carey-Clinch said, " The national BikeSafe Event is a unique day
out with lots to see and do and is an entertaining day out for everyone
- especially motorcycle riders who can participate, free of charge, in a
ride assessed by some of the best police riders in the UK.
"Based on last years experience we know that people enjoyed the day out,
but it is important to remember that there is a serious side to the
event. We want riders to think more about their own skills and
experience and take further training to help them become better riders
and get more from their machines."
"BikeSafe is ' Bridging the Gap' from passing a test to post-test
training. It provides an invaluable opportunity for people to learn
about their capabilities with the support of experts."
Following the success of last year's event it is once again organised by
Gloucestershire Constabulary and is supported by the Motor Cycle