Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire is the venue for this year’s National BikeSafe Show & Track Experience.
Building on the success of previous years at Castle Combe, the team will deliver over 300 assessed road ride-outs with a police motorcyclist, followed by a 15 minute track experience where bikers on their own machines get the opportunity to ride the circuit under the guidance of the California Superbike School. It’s incredible value, at just £35 including entry to the show.
There will be over 300 spaces available for ride-outs, starting at 8am, with the last at 2pm for those wanting to ride on track. There are two more sessions at 3pm and 4pm, without the track experience.
All assessed riders will need to hold a full motorcycle licence (restricted is okay), and have a machine capable of maintaining the national speed limit. Those wishing to take part in the track experience must have one-piece, or zip-together two-piece leathers, plus a back protector and full-face or closed flip-front lid. There will be leathers available to borrow for free, on the understanding that they’re replaced if damaged.
Also at the event will be motorcycle stunt rider shows, manufacturer and dealer displays, trade stands and family attractions, including bouncy castles. Parking is free, and entry to the show is just £1 (free to children under 14 accompanied by an adult).
The police BikeSafe training programme is one of the best things any rider can do. What it’s definitely not about is coppers droning on at you to slow down.