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Insurance specialist Bikesure is putting its full support behind Ride to Work Week 2016. Staff who ride to work can ‘dress down’ for the whole week and the company will be raffling 2 paid CBTs for staff who aren’t currently riders. Race fans can also look out for posts from Bikesure ambassadors Carl Fogarty and Rory Schlein, who will be promoting the campaign through their own social media feeds.
Tucano Urbano has some fabulous Ride to Work Week giveaways on offer. Like the Ride to Work Week Facebook page and join in a competition to win one of their stylish Urbis 4G padded jackets for your two wheeled commute. Facebook.com/RideToWorkWeekUK/
And if you are coming along to the free try a motorcycle session at Silverstone be sure to pick up a free bandana, courtesy of Tucano Urbano.
Get On Free Rides : 9.15am – 4.30am, Saturday 25th June, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northampton NN12 8TN. For more details and booking see www.geton.co.uk or call 02476 408040.
Oxford Products has offered free Comfies to Ride to Work Week commuters. Check out the Ride To Work Week Facebook page for details! Facebook.com/RideToWorkWeekUK/
Around two-thirds of riders opt only for social and domestic coverage, which Ride to Work Week aims to challenge by promoting the benefits of commuting via motorcycle and scooter.
Carole Nash, Ageas and ERS customers will be offered commuter cover for free for the entire working week (Monday 20th to Friday 24th).
Principal Insurance has organised free commuting to be automatically added to all existing and new policies for Ride to Work Day on Monday 20th June; giving all their motorcycle customers the opportunity to support Ride to Work Week and have a much more pleasurable commuting experience!
To celebrate Ride to Work week, Clinton Enterprises will give one lucky winner the chance to win £100 worth of race team kit!
Established for over 20 years, the company supply some of the top Moto GP and BSB teams with team wear. They also produce official replica kit for fans.
For the chance to win £100 worth of team kit from the selected 2016 ranges, simply sign up to the Clintons newsletter using this link: http://eepurl.com/b5jcG5
The winner will be announced on Monday 27th June, so stay tuned!
To celebrate Ride to Work Week, Clinton Enterprises is offering all our Facebook friends a 20% discount on full price purchases from their online store!
To SAVE 20% on your order simply shop online at www.clintonenterprises.com and enter the code RIDE2 at the checkout – hit apply and you’ll see how much you’ve saved. Use the code as many times as you like but remember it expires on midnight 26 June 2016.
Please note: This code will only apply to full price items and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. You must also have a Clinton’s account – you can create one once you have your items in your basket.
Triumph are supporting Ride to Work Week with a number of initiatives this year.
Whilst a significant number of their personnel are already regularly seeing the benefits of a powered two wheeled commute, leisure riders will be encouraged to try the work journeys on each day of Ride to Work Week. There will be free lunch or breakfast vouchers available each day for every UK employee who rides to work. And for those that rode in each day throughout the week, a free prize draw to win one of three vouchers to spend on Triumph Motorcycle parts, clothing or accessories!
For those who want learn to ride, there will be a ‘guess how many’ (Triumph people will ride to work every day next week) competition with the three closest answers winning a CBT voucher each, to start them on their journey.
Triumph customers should look out for the Ride to Work Week content through email, the website and via SoMe.
Infinity Motorcycles is offering prizes daily on its Facebook page, based around benefits of riding to work.
Strike a pose! Fowlers Motorcycles is running a Facebook photo competition, during Ride to Work Week.
Scottoiler is giving away a Scottoiler eSystem,worth £210 in a Ride to Work Week photo competition.
For your chance to win, upload your perfect Ride to Work Week photo onto the Scottoiler Facebook page by Sunday June 26th. The winner will be chosen by the Scottoiler team and runners up will be featured on the Facebook page as a cover photo.
Tap 4 ice id, who make stickers, wristbands and keyfobs with emergency information embedded in them, is offering a 10% discount for helmet stickers during Ride to Work Week.
Follow Lexham Helpers on Twitter and post a picture of your scooter or motorcycle to win a years’ free breakdown cover.
Old and new friends are invited to enjoy free coffee and cakes at MCIAC accredited North London Motorcycle Training all week during Ride to Work Week. Why not go along, meet the team and get answers to any questions you have about rider training. The school’s open 7 days a week.
Tea and sympathy in North London! Zenith Motorcycles in Tottenham is a friendly community minded motorbike garage and is offering riders a free safety check (along with tea!) in the morning during Ride to Work Week.
Honda Motorcycles HQ are celebrating Ride to Work Week with a whole range of activities for their staff based in Bracknell, including:
- ‘Big Bike Test Rides’ for their existing riders, with very latest models including the Africa Twin
- A ‘Motorcycle Team Ride Out’ complete with lunch stop has also been organised
- Taster days for new riders who will be able to try out a range of 50cc to 125cc scooters and motorcycles.
Look out for Honda’s Ride to Work content on ‘The Engine Room’ via www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles.html and get involved in fun activities on Honda’s social media platforms throughout the week.
Suzuki GB has a number of fun activities planned during Ride to Work Week.
Lucky staff at Suzuki in Milton Keynes will have access to all the latest models from the press fleet for the duration of the week. And for those who can’t ride yet, there is the opportunity to take the first step by completing a CBT, with training in the office car park.
Online, the Suzuki team will be encouraging all riders to support the campaign by riding to work during the week, and sharing photos from their commute.
And in print, Suzuki customers should look out for the Ride to Work Week features in the monthly magazine.
Having recently moved to the Silverstone Park, KTM will be inviting their new neighbours to join them for a celebratory Ride to Work Week event on 21st June.
Businesses on the Park will be offered the opportunity to try motorcycling on a KTM 125cc Duke with a qualified instructor, through Get On. Neighbours will also be invited to join the KTM team for a delicious BBQ lunch.
With Ride to Work Week taking place from 20-26 June, there’s no better time to buy your first bike or upgrade your machine and join the legions of motorcycle and scooter riders around the world demonstrating just how good life is on two wheels.
Kawasaki Motors UK is continuing its commitment to making motorcycling as affordable as possible with an extended finance deal. Until the end of June 2016, all sub-800cc Kawasaki machines, including the popular Ninja ZX-6R models and the brand-new J125 scooter, will be eligible for three years, 0% APR Representative finance with a minimum deposit of just £99. For example – A J125 ABS could be yours for just £95 per month with a £451 deposit.
There will also be a Facebook competition to win a cool Kawasaki back pack – www.facebook.com/KawasakiNewsUK – and Ride to Work content posted throughout the week on social media and the K-World app.
Yamaha Motor will be treating their motorcycling staff to a hearty breakfast at the Rykas cafe in Boxhill – a renowned biking hotspot – before taking a scenic group ride through the gorgeous Surrey Hills back to Yamaha HQ. Personnel who do not ride won’t miss out – they can also enjoy the breakfast and the scenery, by riding pillion (all kit supplied).
Most of the team at Harley Davidson dealerships ride into work daily, and to support Ride to Work Week there will be free donuts and coffee at Norwich and Newmarket H-D, so any PTW riders are very welcome to stop by and sample some. See the link to the news stories:
To celebrate the last day of Ride to Work Week, riders near Newmarket are invited to join staff from Newmarket and Norwich Harley-Davidson for a Sunday ride out to the St Ives Festival of Motorcycling. The meeting point is the BP Garage, Witchford Road, Ely, CB6 3NN at 10am.
If you live near Coulston in Surrey – look out for a convoy of up to 30 staff travelling to work at Honda dealership, Doble Motorcycles, on Brighton Road. They will be wearing Ride to Work Week hi-viz, like the one pictured here!
BMW group (BMW UK, BMW Motorrad UK, MINI UK, BMW Financial Services and Alphabet Finance) is inviting all their staff that ride to work to enjoy a ‘together breakfast’ on Tuesday 21st June.
Riders will meet up again in the evening for a ride out covering 120 miles.
It’s so much more fun on two wheels!
A special Ride to Work Week discount of 10% is being applied across the wide range of motorcycle clothing, boots, helmets, gloves and accessories available from Devon Wheels 2 Work. http://www.devonwheels2work.co.uk/
Offer is valid until 30th July 2016 (does not include motorcycle workshop parts, MOTs, tyres or items already discounted).
Those considering taking to two wheels can have a free taster with Get On; sessions will be held in Northamptonshire throughout Ride to Work Week.
- 6pm to 9pm
- Monday 20th to Friday 25th June
- At the Obelisk Centre, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 8UE
At the weekend
- 9.15am to 4.30pm
- Saturday 25th June
- At Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northampton, NN12 8TN
Sessions last for half an hour. All protective clothing is provided. Instruction undertaken by motorcycle training professionals.
Booking is advisable via the website www.geton.co.uk or by calling 02476 408040 between 9am and 5pm weekdays (before 4pm on Fridays).
Say hello and find out more
The Ride to Work Week team will be in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton, Monday to Friday during opening times. There will be a display of commuter bikes from KTM, Honda and Suzuki and MCIA staff will be on hand to chat about the many benefits of a commute by motorcycle, scooter or moped and how to get started.
For Northamptonshire’s motorcycle riders there is an opportunity for skills development with BikeSafe and IAM:
A special Ride to Work Week Bridging the Gap workshop will run over two days – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June. The first day is a BikeSafe workshop with assessed ride and the second is an introduction to Post Test Training by IAM. For more information see http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/book-a-bridging-the-gap-workshop/
If you are dropping in to the Silverstone Race Circuit on Saturday 25th June to experience your first motorcycle ride with Get On, check out the fabulous bikes on display from Ducati:
- 1299 Panigale
- Multistrada 1200 S
- Monster 1200 S
– which will really give you something to aspire to.
Get On free rides – 9.15am to 4.30pm, Saturday 25th June, At Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northampton, NN12 8TN. Sessions last for half an hour. All protective clothing is provided. Instruction undertaken by motorcycle training professionals. Booking is advisable via the website www.geton.co.uk or by calling 02476 408040 between 9am and 5pm weekdays (before 4pm on Fridays).
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East of England
POLICE are encouraging people to take part in this year’s Ride to Work Day which promotes safe motorcycling as well as it being a fun, congestion busting and sustainable transport option.
The Cambridgeshire Police BikeSafe team is taking part in the event on Monday, June 20 between the Lazy Dayz Cafe on the A603 through to Shire Hall in Cambridge.
The cafe opens early for breakfast prior to the riders leaving for a fully escorted ride through the heart of Cambridge City Centre finishing at County Council Headquarters (Shire Hall).
PC Simon Burgin said: “This fully-escorted ride is aimed at promoting motorcycling as a fun alternative to the car. Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and for them road safety is vital. It is important to encourage motorcyclists to sign up to BikeSafe to help increase their ability and confidence, so they can get even more enjoyment from riding. We hope motorcyclists will get on their bikes and join us at the Lazy Dayz Cafe from 7.30am. The ride leaves at 8am.”
BikeSafe workshops provide detailed briefings on hazard awareness and how to make your motorcycling safer. For more details regarding the BikeSafe workshops visit www.bikesafe.co.uk.
The Ride to Work Day is being run in partnership with Cambridge and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership and is supported nationally by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Get On – Life’s better on two wheels and Think Department for Transport.
Between 70-100 riders are expected to attend the event.
Look out for the Ride to Work Week edition of MCN which will feature details of how motorcyclists can enjoy a free cuppa at a Little Chef, in celebration of Ride to Work Week.
MCN staff will also be enjoying a team ride out with breakfast at their local Little Chef on Thursday of Ride to Work Week.
Herald Motor Company will be encouraging their employees and members of the public to experience the fun of riding a motorcycle for themselves, at a Get On area at their premises in Huntingdon, Cambridge. http://www.heraldmotorcompany.com/index.php
CBT instructors at Greenlight Rider Training in Preston will be wearing their Ride to Work Week hi-viz with pride this weekend, when they deliver CBTs. Most of those doing CBT will be using their bikes to ride to work in future, so we popped in a few spare bibs for the new converts #commutehappy
If you live in Blackpool, look out for riders in Ride to Work Week hi-viz jackets, who are heading to work at North West Honda Blackpool. They ride in all year round, but will be spreading the word about the benefits of riding to work with Ride to Work Week slogans on their backs!
Wirral Council is working with Merseyside local authorities Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens and Sefton, together with Merseyside Police and Mersey Tunnels, to promote Ride to Work Week.
There are a number of initiatives planned, including roadside engagement activities during morning and afternoon peak commuter times. If you are riding by stop for a chat – the team are there to answer any questions you may have and to discuss further training opportunities. Plus there’s giveaway packs for all riders and a chance to enter a prize draw for those who stop and register.
The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is inviting passing motorcyclists join them for a breakfast batch, hot drinks and a chat in celebration of International Ride to Work Day.
All riders are welcome to drop by between the hours of 8am and 9.30am on Monday 20th June, to MCIA, 1 Rye Hill Office Park, Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry CV5 9AB.
The MCIA team look forward to meeting you!
Yorkshire & The Humber
South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership has plenty going on for the whole of Ride to Work Week!
South Yorkshire Lady Biker Day – 19th June
To kick off Ride to Work Week there will be a Lady Biker Day on Sunday 19th June, from 10.30am onwards at J&S Accessories, Marsh Gate, Doncaster, DN5 8AF.
There will be plenty going on for lady riders and non riders alike.
- For those thinking of learning to ride there will be loads of helpful advice from local female rider clubs who run social meets and ride outs for riders of all models 50cc upwards. What’s more there will be the chance to try a motorcycle or scooter with a free taster, courtesy of Pheonix Motorcycle Training, just next door.
- For existing riders, there will be an opportunity to take a free IAM taster session. And for those interested in developing skills through track day experiences, British Superbike School will be on hand to answer any questions.
South Yorkshire Safer Roads will be there all day providing free advice for all levels of riders plus lots of free giveaways.
Admission is free and open to all!
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Motorcycle Officers scooter swap – 20th June
On Monday 20th June the two South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Motorbike Officers will be swapping their BMW’s for two 50cc Piaggio scooters for the day, with a planned promotional trip to Rotherham Fire Station, then through to the regional South Yorkshire Police HQ and finally finishing in Sheffield at the main SY Fire and Rescue headquarters, where at both locations senior officers will be there to raise awareness of the ‘Ride to Work Week’ campaign. Do pop in and say hello!
Info and Freebies – 21st – 24th June
From the 21st to the 24th June look out for the Safer Roads Partnership Motorcycle Officers, who will be handing out free rider packs at local hotspots for bike parking, commuting routes and local dealerships and giving away free hi-viz, visor wipes, ear plugs, snoods, and information on further bike training available in South Yorkshire for anyone on a 50cc and upwards machine, with most free or at a discounted rate.
Meet the team at Barnsley Motorcycle Festival – Sunday 26th June
The team will finish the week off by attending the Barnsley Motorcycle Festival on Sunday the 26th June to promote riders using their machines more for day to day commuting, as well as holding a specially discounted SharpRider Enhanced Rider Training day at Dearne Fire Station for South Yorkshire riders, which instead of being £100 will only be £20!