March 24 2014.

The 2014 National BikeSafe event is being held at Castle Combe on the 12th of April. With much to see and do for all bikers, wannabe bikers and fans of the open road, it promises to be a great day out for all.

Last year's event was a real success with 400 assessed ride-outs and track experiences and over 7,000 people enjoying the day’s attractions and displays. This year also promises to be another great event.

BikeSafe is a police led initiative available nationwide. Roads Policing Officers from more than 15 forces from across the country including Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucester will be holding assessed road rides throughout the day to help riders improve their skills. They will then be handed over to the Castle Combe track team for a safety briefing before having a track experience. The assessed road rides on offer at Saturday’s event are a taster session for full BikeSafe days or other post-test training which aims to help reduce casualty and collisions, making bikers safer riders.

Organiser and police motorcyclist, PC Ian Marriot said: “The BikeSafe event is about interacting with a wide biking audience. We want to get across the message that whatever your age or experience, you need to keep sharp as a rider. Our sole aim is to reduce casualties and collisions and promote the importance of further bike training.

“As the saying goes, we often see people with ‘all the gear but no idea’. They will spend £800 on leathers but seem reluctant to spend £30 on further training, which could save their own and other people’s lives.

Gates open to the general public at 10.00.

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