22nd August 2013
Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford is venue for Get On Roadshow
The Motorcycle Industry’s national Get On campaign is bringing its Free Ride Road Show to Westfield Stratford over the bank holiday weekend – between Thursday 22nd and Monday 26th August.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a completely free introductory session on a motorbike or scooter and receive all the expert advice they need to understand the benefits and enjoyment of life on two wheels. Get On’s instructors are highly experienced and fully trained and the taster sessions take place in a safe, secure and traffic free environment. To register for your free experience at Westfield Stratford, London simply enter your details here via the Get On website Get On is a nationwide campaign, set up by the Motorcycle Industry Association to highlight all the advantages of motorcycling and has never been more relevant than today. In the current climate of increasing fuel and road tax costs, high insurance premiums for younger drivers, heavily congested roads and increased environmental concerns, riding a motorcycle or scooter offers a very real solution to all these issues. A recent report by the Department for Transport has found that during peak travelling times (between 7 am and 10 am) congestion on ‘A’ roads means they are now slower than in previous years. The situation is even worse in London. With a 4.1% rise in the cost of regulated rail fares, including season tickets, public transport is also prohibitively expensive for some commuters. Motorcycles and scooters offer an antidote to long journey times and spiralling costs for car drivers and rail commuters. Visitors to the Get On ‘On The Road’ unit who are over the age of 16 will be able to ride a 125cc motorcycle or scooter in a free introductory session and receive expert advice on kit, their next steps to a full license and advice as to which type of model might suit their particular needs best. To date over 40,000 people have taken advantage of a free session since the Get On campaign began, with over half of those taking their ride going on to complete further training. Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes, ex England Cricketing hero Darren Gough and TV personality Gethin Jones are just a few of the many famous personalities to have been introduced to biking through a Get On free ride.