There are no two ways about it: riding a bike or scooter is great fun. You feel like you’re actually part of the environment, rather than closed off inside a big metal cabin.
Of course, missing the protection of that metal cabin means you can’t afford to make many mistakes. You need to be acutely aware of your environment at all times, and keenly focused on the behaviour of other drivers.
And those skills will make you a much better driver, whether you’re on two wheels or four.
If you’ve never ridden before, getting started can be pretty intimidating. While we don’t hear as much about the benefits of riding, we certainly hear plenty about the risks.
So you’ll want to get some good advice before you begin. How do you actually go about getting a licence? What kind of bike should you get? What kind of safety gear do you really need?
The team at the Canberra Motorcycle Centre takes their role as part of the local scene very seriously. They’re regularly putting on events to help nurture and educate the local riding community, and the latest is their New to Bikes Night, to be held from 6 pm to 7.30 pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018.
Whether you’re new to riding, getting back on the bike after a few years’ break, or you’ve only just started thinking about getting your licence – New to Bikes offers the chance to learn a whole lot in a short period of time.
The evening will consist of a series of short 15-minute talks from a variety of presenters, covering such topics as:
- How to get your licence,
- Choosing the right safety gear,
- 101 of servicing a motorcycle, and
- What you can do on your own at home to keep the bike safe and serviced.
And as always, the CMC’s experienced and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to share their passion for bikes and answer any questions you might have.
This isn’t a hard-sell event, but the Centre will have a special display of all their available ‘learner legal’ bikes and scooters. So you’ll have the opportunity to check out the full range of options, with sound advice on what might suit you best.
Kids are welcome, and there will be plenty of refreshments available to buy on the night as well.
What: CMC’s New To Bikes Night
Where: 30 Ipswich St, Fyshwick
When: 19 September from 6 – 7:30 pm
How much: $0