Learn the art of Pillion Riding – Saturday 23rd March
March 23 @ 09:00 - 13:00
Calling All Pillions!
On Saturday morning, March 23rd, we are holding our Pillion event at Charlton Down Village Hall DT2 9UA
Aimed specifically at the partners of members who maybe fancy having a go on the back of a bike, but don’t have the opportunity or gear to be able to try it without spending a lot of money first.
For many people, thinking about going on the back of a bike conjures up a vision of desperately hanging on to a flimsy handle whilst scared out of their wits.
You will be pleased to hear that it’s not like that!
What we mean by riding pillion on the back of a motorcycle is – as a minimum – to sit on a comfy seat (often heated) with a padded backrest whilst wearing windproof, waterproof suits and a properly fitted helmet and gloves.
Of course, some bikes have a whole array of extras on them including surround sound, arm rests and cup holders, but you don’t need that to experience the joy of being on a motorcycle!
We’re holding the day at Charlton Down Village Hall. This is ideal becuase it has plenty of parking as prospective pillions will come by car to the event, it has a kitchen for making drinks, a changing room to try on different gear and a nice wide area outside for getting on and off the bikes on display.
There will be a variety of different bikes, helmets and ladies biking suits to try, as well as plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.
Trying something new can be daunting and we really want you to enjoy the morning and feel at home, so a friendly group of people who like riding pillion will be on hand to help you select the gear to wear from the items loaned for the day by other members.
We’ll be doing loads of demonstrations on the easiest way to get on and off a bike and the whole thing will be great fun with plenty of laughs
Meanwhile, riders who have not done any 2 up riding will have the chance to practice with more experienced riders. Bikes handle a little differently with a second person on board, particularly at slow speed.
However, a few simple changes to riding style (for example setting off and stopping with both feet down), and some practice manoeuvres with an experienced pillion on the back will soon help you get the hang of it
Then, when everyone is happy, we’ll all go off for a short ride to a café for tea and cake (a biker’s staple diet!) and then back again.
Is this something you fancy trying?
Then come along and give it a go, it’s free!
We are looking forward to seeing you on the day, but to enable us to make sure we have enough tea and cake could we ask you to register your interest HERE please?