The four day event was organised by the members of the Motorcycle Industry Association’s off-road group, to provide 400 people with the opportunity to try off-road riding for the first time. It attracted people from 38 different counties plus London. Some were road riders, but quite a few had never been on a bike before. Despite this, most managed to progress to a full motocross trail by the end of each session, with the help of expert trainers, including 3 times World Champion Dave Thorpe. The unique event was a fantastic example of industry collaboration. Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha provided bikes, kit and trainers for a heavily subsidised fee of just £15 per person. The AMCA ran the trackside element of the event with overall project management and communications provided by the MCI. Other off-road organisations also attended to provide a comprehensive induction into all off-road options.
The event's Facebook page has been filled with positive comments and messages of thanks - everyone clearly enjoyed their day and many have already expressed their intention of buying off-road bikes and taking further training.
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