Looking for something to do over this Bank Holiday weekend (26th – 28th August)? Well, Get On are heading to the British Motor Museum to give you the chance to learn how to ride!
Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free programme, will be offering 45-minute taster lessons on the grounds of the Museum on Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August. Sessions will be from 9am to 5.30pm daily.
What you need to know about the event
In your 45 minute taster sessions, all riders are introduced to motorcycle safety gear including how to wear a helmet correctly to protecting your body with appropriate clothing. Although the kit is provided, it’s important you wear long jeans and sturdy shoes.
A professional instructor will also guide you in using the gears, brakes and slow speed handling. If you enjoy your session, Get On will be able to provide you with further information about finding your local training school and getting yourself fit for the roads.
Get On is suitable for anyone aged over 14, from complete beginners to those who are thinking of returning to biking after a break.
Director of Safety and Training for the Motorcycle industry Association, Karen Cole, says how this is a great way into learning to ride:
“First and foremost motorcycling is fun, but it is vital that people get their first taste of riding in a safe and structured enviroment, where expectations about wearing protective clothing are set and people understand the value of finding high quality training.
“Government vehicle licensing figures show that more and more people are riding motorcycles and scooters each year and we want them to wear the right gear and take training with the best schools in the UK.
“So whether you are looking for a new hobby in retirement, or you are 16 years old and planning to get your first moped, Get On will get you started in the right way.”
How to book your taster session
If you’re interested in taking a Get On taster session this weekend, you can book your slot on the Get On website or phone 02476 408040. Alternatively, you can turn up and book on the day – this is subject to availability.
Under 16s must bring an adult or guardian.
The British Motor Museum is open 10am – 5pm over the whole weekend so you can find out everything you need to know about the history of the British motor industry and over 300 British cars on display too!