Get on two wheels this Bank Holiday weekend

Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme, is offering sessions in Warwickshire this weekend

THE WEATHER may have taken a turn for the worse, but summer is far from over and there’s still plenty of time to learn to ride on the (relatively) dry roads.

And thanks to Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme, prospective riders can whet their two-wheeled taste buds this bank holiday weekend at a three-day event in Warwickshire.

The organisation will be offering 45-minute taster lessons in the grounds of the British Motor Museum between 9am and 5.30pm on Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August. 

Available to those aged 14 and over, these sessions will comprise an introduction to a motorcycle’s gears, brakes and slow speed handling with a professional instructor. Advice will also be given on the licences available to each rider, the correct protective clothing to wear and how to find an accredited local trainer.

Karen Cole, Director of Safety and Training for the Motorcycle Industry Association, which backs Get On events, praised the Get On sessions:

“First and foremost motorcycling is fun, but it is vital that people get their first taste of riding in a safe and structured environment, 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.”

To take part in one of the free sessions, call 02476 408040, visit or turn up and book on the day (subject to availability).

While protective clothing is provided, riders are asked to wear long jeans and sturdy shoes, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.


marggiehopkins's picture

The motorcycle is a cool thing. You can get a chance to get to work without traffic jams and manually manage your own time. When you rush on a motorcycle - you feel free and independent. If I had a bigger salary at, I would buy a motorcycle myself now and also took part in such events.

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