Revving up for National Motorcycle Show at Doncaster Racecourse

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Bikers, those would-be bikers and their families are invited to take a road trip and join the fun for the National BikeSafe Motorcycle Show this weekend, on the 8th and 9th June at Doncaster racecourse.

Admittance is free, with free parking and entertainment for all the family.

Discover a show unlike any other bike show you’ve been to before at this most vibrant, action packed, bargain filled, unforgettable live motorcycling experience ever.

The event will feature some of the best that the motorcycle industry has to offer.

The Dave Coates Stunt Show involves everything you can think of on one or two wheels whilst three times British solo trials champion Steve ‘Mr Showtime’ Colley “manages to defy the laws of physics” with his amazing displays of skill that “mere mortals would consider impossible and at times plain stupid”.

There will be over 50 exhibitors at the event, including Honda UK, Harley Davidson, BMW and Kawasaki UK. Each will be showcasing their latest models. Leading manufacturers such as Pragmasis security solutions and Beowulf performance products will also be on hand to offer their expert advice.

Visitors to the show will be given the opportunity to show off their own skills against the clock with Moto Gymkhana UK, the high-action technical motorcycle sport that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Young adults are also invited to give riding a try, with their own special scooters specially suited for 16 to 18-year-olds.

Moto Gymkhana UK Director Andrew Freeman says: “Moto Gymkhana is all about skill and rider ability not horsepower. It gives current riders the opportunity to find out what their real limits of skill are in a safe and well managed environment.

“The aim is to steer around a course of obstacles in the fastest time. It requires accurate control, bursts of speed, and ruthless breaking.”

For those who have thought about learning to ride a bike but didn’t know where to start, there is the Get On experience. This is for riders who have never ridden before, riding in a safe environment, assisted by knowledgeable trainers. The experience, along with protective kit and bike, are provided free.

Mini-riders are not excluded on the day, with five to 11-year-olds kitted out with their own small electronic bikes in a realistically constructed street scene with ‘My first Honda licence’. Experiencing the fun of two wheels, they learn about road safety awareness and once proficient round the circuit, they receive their very own printed mock licence!

Riding restricted Honda 50cc bikes gives kids a great taster of riding whilst under the guidance of an experienced instructor, and a great photo opportunity for parents as the kids begin their motorcycling adventure.

Let your children have a go on a Kiddimoto balance bike on their spectacular inflatable track. The multi-award winning company has balance bikes of every design and colour to help your three to six-year-old learn how to balance whilst playing. Fancy an Evel Knievel replica or a Troy Corser replica or lambretta lookalike?

Bouncy castles and inflatable slides will also be available for little daredevils.

Free assessed ride outs are also on offer, with every rider who holds a full motorcycle licence given the chance to take a 45-minute ride with an advanced police officer on a motorcycle. Riders who want to take advantage of this on their own machine, need to bring their complete motorcycle licence, insurance and MOT certificates.

Alternatively why not take an assessment ride on a demonstrator motorcycle from one of the many manufacturers present (conditions will apply).

For those interested in gaining more experience on four wheels, advanced driver demonstrations will give visitors a taster of possible courses from the passenger seat.

Organisers behind the 2013 Motorcycle safety show, which is hosted by South Yorkshire Police with funding from the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, say they hope the event will help promote better biking and improve the safety of motorcyclists on the roads by ‘Bridging the Gap’ between riders’ basic and advanced tests.

Safer Roads Partnership’s Ken Wheat said: “The national BikeSafe Motorcycle Show was last held in Yorkshire in 2010 at Sheffield Arena and was hugely popular, attracting more than 11,000 visitors. This year, with the amazing attractions on offer, there is no reason to doubt we will exceed this. As well as having fun, we hope that people will enjoy and take note of the range of safer roads initiatives on display and advice that will be on offer.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can sign up the Facebook page at facebook.com/BikesafeShow or go to www.bikesafeshow.co.uk. You can also spread the news via twitter @bikesafeshow

Further details on the stunt shows can be found at www.davecoates.co.uk and www.stevecolley.co.uk website.