Somerset County Council Press Release

Gearing up for Somerset Moto Fest 2017

Test your riding and driving skills at a fun road safety event with activities for the whole family taking place near Yeovil next week.

Somerset Moto Fest 2017 is a completely free event run by Somerset County Council’s road safety team and held at the Fleet Air Arm museum on Saturday and Sunday 9-10 September from 10am to 4pm.

Attendees will receive a discounted entry to the museum as well as meeting with main motorcycle and car dealerships, training organisations, DVSA, Highways England, emergency services, cycle dealers and various demonstrations.

Activities include:

  • Test your motorcycle slow riding ability

  • Hone your skills at parallel or bay parking

  • Try out one of the new dealer-provided vehicles fitted with parking assistance programmes and learn more about the safety features available.

  • Take an assessed ride or drive accompanied by an advanced rider or driver

  • Try one of the demonstration bikes or cars from the dealers

  • See how the emergency services help keep the community safe

  • Life-saving advice and demonstrations

  • Children’s play area

  • Food and drinks available at the Swordfish Restaurant.

  • Free competitions running daily with great prizes

Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We’re always looking for ways to engage with road users and promote important road safety messages in a fun and entertaining way.

“Somerset Moto Fest is looking to be a fantastic new event for Somerset with plenty to see, do and learn – and all for free.”

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