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Not everybody can commute to work by scooter but if you’re one of the fortunate ones who can ride everyday but maybe have got out of the habit, or become too lazy maybe it’s time to get back into it.

Ride to Work Week is an annual event put on by the Motorcycle Industry Association, its aim is to encourage more two-wheeled use. We all know getting around by bike/scooter is much less stressful than a car or public transport, is quicker, much more fun and we don’t have to worry about congestion, roadworks, accidents or any other minor mishap that brings traffic to a standstill. You’ll also benefit from free parking in most towns and cities and you can spend an extra few minutes in bed rather than dreading being late.

Ride to Work Week 2016 is on between Monday 20th and Sunday 26th June. You can get involved by simply riding and if you’re organising an special events, maybe taking a non-riding colleague to work as a pillion or getting the boss on two wheels you can tweet using the hashtag #commutehappy 

Special content will be shared during the week via social media, on the Ride to Work Week Facebook page or by using the hashtag #commutehappy

Events will be held across the UK at motorcycle friendly businesses, from bikers breakfasts to VIP parking and free CBTs for non-riding staff. Northamptonshire County Council are actively encouraging the use of motorcycling and in the county Get On will be offering free ride opportunities and a programme of special events.

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There will also be special offers, promotions and giveaways during the week, check out the Facebook page for more details. Offers usually include free commuter cover from insurers, and offers on top brands of clothing and accessories as well as special prizes.

  • The IAM is offering FREE ‘buddy’ advanced taster rides for licence holders who want to check out their commute with a local advanced observer. Are you as good, or bad as you think you are?

  • BikeSafe is holding a special ‘Bridging the Gap’ weekend workshop on June 18th and 19th at Northamptonshire Police Headquarters for riders who want to improve their riding. Booking is essential. It’s £45 for the course.

  • People across the UK who want to try motorcycling for the first time can book a session at a Get On road show event. These are also on regularly throughout the year at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Booking is via  www.geton.co.uk

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