National BikeSafe event revs up for 2011

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ORGANISERS are working at full throttle to put the finishing touches to the 2011 National BikeSafe event which is being hosted by Warwickshire Police.

The event will take place at the National Motor Heritage Centre in Gaydon on Sunday, September 4 and entry is free.

This year’s event is gearing up to provide riders of all ages the chance to ‘ride out’ with Police motorcycle riders, try the latest models from a host of manufacturers, buy the latest gear in the trade areas, get your pulse rate up by watching stunt rider Mattie Griffin or even see former British Super bike rider John Reynolds who will be at the event on the day.

As in previous years, the main aim of the event is to promote motorcycle safety and casualty reduction by taking riders out and assessing their riding skills in order to identify any areas they could improve on and how to go about this by making use of further training.

It is hoped that by doing this, riders can go out on their bikes and enjoy the great roads across the UK while reducing the potential risks to themselves and other road users.

ACPO BikeSafe lead DCC David Griffin said: “I’m delighted that once again, a first class programme has been put together to create the national BikeSafe event. With such a central location in the country and interesting line up of activities, I have no doubt the event will be a real success.

“This is a really good opportunity for riders and their families to come and see how they can improve their riding skills to make their motorcycling safer and more enjoyable.

“With police motorcyclists from all over the country on hand to provide taster sessions, it is open to riders with all levels of experience to come along and have a great day out enjoying the stands and displays whilst at the same time getting some tips from the very best professional riders.

“I’m grateful for the hard work put in by colleagues from Warwickshire in planning and hosting the event which I am proud to endorse as our national showcase for 2011.”

PC Neil Colledge, BikeSafe Coordinator for Warwickshire Police said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s National BikeSafe Show in conjunction with the Heritage Motor Centre and are looking forward to seeing bikers of all ages and interests along with their families on the day.

“There really is something for everyone this year, from bands to stunt riders and John Reynolds to the chance to go on a ride out with our expert riders who will be able to give you some useful tips to help you get more from your riding.

“We will also have some of the latest and most exciting models for you to try from the likes of Ducati and even Royal Enfield so why not make the most of this free family event and enjoy a great day out that offers plenty in return.”

Emma Rawlinson, Event Executive for the Heritage Motor Centre stated: “If you ride a motorbike or scooter then this is the show for you, but if you don’t there is still plenty for everyone to enjoy. If you are thinking of buying a scooter, then come along and try one of the bikes in the ‘Try before you buy’ arena!”