Commuters Told To Try Biking It Instead

14 September 2011, 06:00

Drivers fed up with sitting on the A14 or the M11 get the opportunity today to see what life could be like on 2-wheels instead of 4.

A free "Get Motorcycling Tryout" is being run today (Wednesday, 14 September) at Napp Pharmaceuticals (196 Cambridge Science Park) from 11am-3pm.

Tammy Liu from Travel Plan Plus told Heart "A motorcycle or scooter is a really good way getting through traffic and reducing your fuel costs.

This event will allow you to try out a motorcycle or scooter in a safe environment and give you all the information you need to get started. Experts from Absolute Rider Training will be on hand to answer any questions and provide advice."

Also at the event, will be Cambridgeshire County Council’s Road Safety team providing safety advice and motorcycle information.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Steve Merrett, Road Safety Officer, added: "This event is aimed at encouraging people to think about the way they commute. Riding a moped or motorcycle is a great way to commute, the benefits being reduced congestion, shorter journey times, and less pollution; many smaller machines achieve around 100 m.p.g.! Gone about in the right way, motorcycling has many benefits."

Cambridgeshire Police motorcyclists will also be there promoting the national Bikesafe scheme aimed at riders with a full bike licence.

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