GET ON AT THE DIRT BIKE SHOW
June 28 2013.


For many, thoughts of making a trip to the International Dirt Bike Show later this year probably won't be a priority at the moment, what with the glorious summer months to enjoy and looming school holidays. However, for Mortons Media, the new organiser of the Show, it is high up on the agenda and the team is busily pulling ideas together and putting plans into action with the one goal of making this year's annual off-road exhibition the best yet.


There will be a number of new have-a-go activities this year and possibly the most innovative is the inclusion of Get On, a Motorcycle Industry funded campaign which aims to introduce as many people as possible to the fun, freedom and financial savings that can be made by riding a motorcycle or scooter.

The Get On team takes its road show to many different venues and events throughout the year giving anyone aged 16-years or over, the opportunity to try out a geared 125cc motorbike or automatic scooter in a fun and safe environment and have a taste of what it's like to ride on the road and find out about the many advantages of doing so.

At the Dirt Bike Show taster sessions will provide around 20 minutes actual riding time, preceded by a spot of form-filling, getting kitted up - everything is provided, but visitors are advised to wear sturdy footwear - and a run through of the controls. Each student is provided with a pack that goes through the benefits of riding a bike over driving a car such as the considerable savings that can be made on fuel, road tax and journey time. Advice and information will also be available on the route to taking and passing a bike test, as the various stages currently in place can at first appear somewhat confusing.

Explaining the appearance of Get On at this year's International Dirt Bike Show, Get On's operations manager Chris Knowles said; "We appreciate that a high number of Show visitors will already be extremely competent off-road riders, whether for competition or leisure, and some will already be road riders too. We're hoping that by making it easy for people to have a go on a bike or scooter, we may appeal to those family members who have never ridden a powered two-wheeler, or who may just want a refresher to remind them of what fun it is. It's also probable that many youth visitors may not realise how economical it can be to run a 125cc machine and that it is relatively straightforward to pass Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and get out on the road. Everyone who tries out the Show taster session can go and do a full hour for free at his or her local training school and by that stage they'll also have completed the hardest part of the CBT."

The International Dirt Bike Show runs from Thursday 31st October through to Sunday 3rd November at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The Get On experience will run all day, every day in hall four.

More information will be posted to www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk as it becomes available.