13 July 2016

People are being given a final reminder that the national BikeSafe event is taking place in the county this Saturday with scores of activities on hand which celebrate motorcycling.

The one-day festival, which is supported by Northamptonshire County Council, will be held at Rockingham circuit in Corby - the first time it has been staged in the county.

Welcoming some great riders, themed activities and attractions, the event which is on between 10:00am and 5:00pm costs £1 at the gate, with under 14s allowed in for free.

However there are still some places available to take part in an assessed ride on the open road with the Police Advanced Motorcyclists, who will advise on riding techniques.

This costs £35 and also includes, back at the track, a chance for participants to ride the circuit on their own bike under instruction from the California Superbike School.

What is Bikesafe?

Organised by BikeSafe and Northamptonshire Highways, the BikeSafe event is a police-led motorcycle initiative that is run by most forces throughout the UK.

Other attractions include the Dave Coates Stunt Show, which will entertain the crowds, while people who are new to two wheels will also get the chance to try riding for the first time with the Get On Team, as part of a campaign designed to encourage more people to get on a bike and get a motorcycle licence.

The likes of BMW, Honda, Triumph and Yamaha will also be on hand with demonstration bikes available for test rides.

Armchair travellers will also be able to chat to authors who have documented their motorcycle adventures. Writer Nathan Millward who rode from Sydney to London by motorcycle will be signing books and offering travel advice and stories, while writer, adventurer and photographer, Zoë Cano, will be signing her highly-acclaimed book ‘Bonneville Go or Bust – On the Roads Less Travelled’.

The assessed ride and track experience can be booked by emailing bikesafe@kierwsp.co.uk