Press Release: Try a motorcycle for free at the annual BikeSafe show


Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme is coming to this year’s national BikeSafe Show and Track Experience at Rockingham Speedway Circuit on Saturday July 16th.

Get On is open to anyone aged 15 or over who wants to try a motorcycle or scooter for the first time, or who wants to get back on a bike after a few years away and it’s absolutely free!!

Riders will be offered a 30 minute session with a professional instructor, with all safety clothing provided, during which time they will be introduced to the gears, brakes, clutch and slow speed handling.

Sessions are between 10am and 4.30pm and can be booked beforehand via the website or by calling 02476 408040, or by turning up on the day.

Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, which funds Get On says:

“The national BikeSafe Show is a hugely varied event and one which attracts riders and their families from across the UK.  As it is only £1 to get into the show, it also attracts non riders and once they experience the buzz around such an event, they often want to try a motorcycle themselves.  7 year old stunt rider Lottie Trenchard will be showcasing her skills and seeing someone so competent at such a young age always inspires people to want to get on a bike.”

About the BikeSafe Show

The BikeSafe show includes opportunities for motorcyclists to see new models and the latest kit, take an assessed ride with the police and try track riding with the California Superbike School, which requires advanced booking. There will also be the chance to take a pillion ride on the circuit, try a skid bike plus Moto Gymkhana. Kawsaki’s Lee Dunham will be offering an hour long off-road experience for just £15 and you can try new road models for free courtesy of Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph and BMW. BMW is also bringing its electric bicycles for visitors to try. There is a packed programme of demonstrations and plenty for children to do. 

The Rockingham Speedway Circuit is on Mitchell Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 5AF. For full details of the programme and requirements for bookable events see the website

Notes for editors:  
  • Get on was set up 5 years ago by members of the Motorcycle Industry Association, to offer a programme of motorcycle taster sessions. A survey of 4000 Get On riders found that only 2.5% said they did not enjoy their Get On experience.
  Other Get On events in 2016 include:
8th, 9th, 10th          The Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4EG
16th                    BikeSafe, Rockingham Speedway, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 5AF
23rd                   Exeter multi-purpose test centre, Exeter, EX2 8FS
30th, 31st           Bristol multi-purpose test centre, Bristol, BS15 4GQ
6th                      Gateshead multi-purpose test centre, Dunston, NE11 9HU
13th, 14th            Truck Festival, Silverstone, NN12 8TN
20th                    Wolverhampton multipurpose test centre, WV4 6JX

2nd, 3rd, 4th         Moto GP, Silverstone, NN12 8TN
10th, 11th             St Helens multi-purpose test centre, Merseyside, WA9 1NS
17th, 18th             British Touring Cars, Silverstone, NN12 8TN
24th, 25th             Farnborough multi-purpose test centre, GU14 6UU

15th, 16th             Erith multi-purpose test centre, Kent, DA17 6LJ

5th, 6th                Walter Hays Trophy, Silverstone, NN12 8TN
19th to 27th          Motorcycle Live, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT  

Plus many dates at Silverstone!