Somerset Moto Fest

15TH & 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018

 10AM - 4PM

 

In partnership with

FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM, YEOVILTON BA22 8HT

(Discount museum entry)

 

An entertaining 2 day event with something for all the family, whether you arrive on 2 wheels or 4, at the spectacular Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Exhibitors include main motorcycle, car and cycle dealerships, training organisations, associated Trade Stands, DVSA, Highways England, Emergency services, plus various demonstrations.

Test your skills on the motorcycle slow riding area, a prize for each day’s best time.

Learn more about the safety features available from participating main car dealers.

Take an assessed ride or drive accompanied by an advanced rider or driver; try one of the demonstration bikes or cars from the dealers. Incentives available on advanced courses plus the chance to win a free bike or car course.

Children’s play area plus food & drinks at the Swordfish Restaurant

 

To download and A5 flyer for Moto Fest 2018 click here.

To download an A4 poster for Moto Fest 2018 click here.

 

Somerset Moto Fest 2018 Sponsors and Supporters

 

Rowcliffes Vauxhall, Somerset’s favourite Vauxhall dealership, specialising in new and quality used vehicles plus fantastic deals on servicing and repairs.

www.rowcliffes.co.uk

IAM RoadSmart is delighted to support Somerset Moto Fest 2018, which promises to be a fun and interesting event celebrating everything on two and four wheels for all the family. Come and talk to us about our wide range of driver and rider courses, on road modules and also our new online learning and apps.  IAM RoadSmart have something on offer for all road users however they travel.

www.iamroadsmart.com

 

Bransons is the home of Honda, Yamaha & Kawasaki in Somerset, Dorset and beyond.

We're a family business that's been trading successfully for 38 years from our Yeovil premises.

As well as being Honda Motorcycle dealers, Yamaha Motorcycle dealers and Kawasaki Motorcycle dealers, we also stock over 100 used bikes across all makes, all expertly prepared by our factory trained technicians to be amongst the best examples of their kind. We offer nationwide delivery on all our bikes for just £130.

We regularly feature in the top ten in the RiDE reader survey and are proud to have been voted as the Number One Honda dealer in the South West for the last 8 years and the MCN best multi-franchise dealer in the South West in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Our showrooms stock a large selection of parts, accessories, helmets and clothing, including brands such as Oxford Products, Arai, Furygan, Shoei, Shark, RST, Halvarssons and Nolan, with a clothing specialist on hand to offer help and advice.

If you're new to biking please feel free to pop in and see us, we can offer lots of help and advice on how to get started on two wheels as we operate our own approved training school.

www.bransonsmotorcycles.co.uk

 

The Motorcycle Action Group campaigns to protect and promote the interests and rights of all riders, from learner to advanced. 

MAG membership is drawn from across the whole spectrum of motorcycling. We celebrate biking and the freedoms and independence it provides. 

MAG is the representative voice of riders in Local and National Government, because they are not aligned to any political party or ideology, their independence makes it possible for politicians and officials to work with them.

www.mag-uk.org

 

Urban-Glow creates innovative and superior quality high visibility apparel for motorcyclists. Made in the UK. See our products at:

www.urban-glow.com

 

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is a registered charity, established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance. We receive no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and rely on the generosity of the public for support. Our operational costs are over £2.5 million a year and the approximate cost per mission is £3,000.

www.dsairambulance.org.uk

 

A very active group of like-minded riders, Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists run a full calendar of group riding experiences throughout the year alongside the development of individual members towards their IAM RoadSmart advanced rider qualification and beyond. 

www.somersetadvancedmotorcyclists.org.uk

Keeping you safe on our county's roads is a challenge for us. We have one of the largest networks of rural roads in the UK which are used by thousands of visitors every year, as well as our resident communities.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of road safety campaigning. We attend too many incidents and too many of those involve young drivers. We work with our partner agencies such as the police, ambulance and local authorities to get the message across in the most effective way.

www.dsfire.gov.uk

 

South Western Ambulance’s Motorcycle Response Unit is proudly supporting Somerset Road Safety at this event and looks forward to meeting you. South Western Ambulance team of dedicated motorcycle paramedics will be available to discuss the realities of full time emergency medical response on two wheels. The unit is the first ever paramedic bike team covering the whole south west, ready to move anywhere in the region at a moment’s notice and is the first to set up joint working with Police Roads Policing Units and safety partnerships to proactively promote safer riding.

www.swast.nhs.uk

 

ADVANCED DRIVERS ASSOCIATION SOMERSET

ADAS is an advanced drivers association based in Taunton. We are a membership only association offering driver improvement sessions and advanced driver training within Somerset. We provide a short “Improved Driver” award through to a more comprehensive range of internal and externally accredited advanced driving qualifications. We are also able to offer a vocational pathway for those who would like the addition of an externally accredited qualification. We will be promoting our range of advanced driver training options along with opportunities to update existing qualifications at this years’ Moto-Fest. We will be offering a series of demonstration drives, which can be pre booked at the event.

www.adas.org.uk

  

TACS 

(Trucks and Child Safety)

This is a DHL foundation training scheme to help cut the accident rate for children and adults, to make them aware of the hazards the driver of LGV vehicles face on a day to day basis. Be aware of the blind spots on the vehicle that the driver cannot see when sat in the vehicle. We all work for DHL on the Morrisons contract at the Bridgwater depot at Willow Green, we make sure the Morrisons stores are supplied with all the stock that the customer needs.

www.dhlukfoundation.org/programmes/trucks-child-safety/

 

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport. We carry out riding and driving tests, approve people to be riding and driving instructors as well as MOT testers, we carry out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, and check drivers and vehicles at the roadside, we also monitor vehicle recalls.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

 

Taunton School of Motorcycling commenced training in 1996 and thanks to its reputation has continued to thrive in its core business: quality training in riding a motorcycle. A family run business, with the emphasis on quality riding tuition, more than just training to pass the test.

www.tauntonschoolofmotorcycling.com

 

Total Triumph are the motorcycle dealership based near Taunton, Somerset serving customers from the whole of the South West and beyond.
They are a multi award winning dealer including the 2016 MCN Solus Dealer of the Year (South West)
In addition Total Triumph have been awarded the "Which Trusted Trader" accreditation.

The team at Total Triumph pride themselves on their care of their customers and looking after all their motorcycle needs.  With this in mind Total Triumph have highly respected technicians that are fully factory trained and Institute of Motor Industry accredited with vast experience of all makes of motorcycles.

Total Triumph invite you to come and visit their new expanded showroom giving you more room to look around the bikes as well as a new clothing area.  There is also a dedicated customer lounge with free drinks facilities, free Wi-Fi and they still have our very popular burger van on site.

www.totaltriumph.co.uk

 

Cheddar Valley Advanced Motorists

Cheddar Valley Advanced Motorcyclists (CVAM) cover the Cheddar, Mendip and surrounding area.  CVAM provide a friendly group of riders and qualified observers who provide aspiring advanced riders the opportunity to train towards the IAM Road Smart Qualification. They also provide those already at advanced level the opportunity to update and refresh their skills and the option to work towards becoming an IAM Master.  CVAM have regular group rides and a busy refresher and training programme.  Working with other advanced motorcycle groups and Somerset Road Safety they also welcome non members and less experienced riders to public training days at Burnham on Sea Fire Station.

www.cvam.info

 

The roads in Avon and Somerset will be safe and secure for all road users.  We will achieve this through three key objectives:

Safe - We will work in partnership to reduce road casualties and improve road safety for all road users.

Secure - We will disrupt and deter criminality, counter terrorism and combat anti-social use of the roads.

Victims - We will provide a proportionate but quality collision investigation and service to support victims

www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

 

Freewheelers EVS is a registered charity, which offers an out of hours and free of charge courier service to the NHS. Our slogan "Riding for Life" describes our operation perfectly. We ride to play our part in saving peoples lives and we ride to save the NHS money that would otherwise be wasted on taxis or expensive couriers, but more than anything else we ride because we love it. In 2008, in recognition of the dedicated work of our volunteers, we were given The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest honour that a voluntary group can receive, equivalent in status to an MBE.

www.freewheelers.org.uk

 

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads.

Safety is our first imperative. Our aim is that no one should be harmed when travelling or working on our road network and we are committed to taking the action that will help us move towards our goal of bringing the number of people killed or injured as close as possible to zero by 2040. We also have responsibilities to ensure that the network is kept in good condition.  

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

 

Last year RoSPA celebrates 100 years of improving road safety. Looking back over the century of changing attitudes to safety, RoSPA's groundbreaking campaigns have led to big falls in the numbers of people killed or seriously injured. At Devon and Somerset Advanced Riders (DSAR) we aim to carry on this good work, specialising on lowering the risk to motor cycle riders, aiming to reduce their chances of being involved in an accident that could be life changing or worse.

At the Somerset Moto Fest 2018, DSAR group members will be available to discuss any aspect of advanced motorcycle training and the benefits that we feel it could bring to your riding. We will also be looking to provide short ride outs where you can either have an assessment of your own riding style/skills or just follow one of our advanced riders who will demonstrate riding to an advanced level.

We look forward to meeting you there at our stand and discussing the merits of advanced riding.

www.dsar.co.uk

 

The NABD was set up in April 1991 by six bikers from Stockport and Manchester who would not accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, or trikes. The initial project was to find a way to adapt a motorcycle for a rider who had suffered the amputation of his lower left leg in an accident. A fund raising party was organised and publicised locally and this prompted several other disabled people to contact the group asking whether it was possible for them also to ride motorcycles. Within 12 months the NABD had just over 100 members and had helped three disabled people to adapt motorcycles and ride independently. Each adaption had to be designed from scratch, the money raised and the engineering problems solved, but from this small beginning the NABD was later to become the world leader in the field of motorcycling for people with disabilities.

www.nabd.org.uk

The Riders Branch is keen to attract motorcyclists and supporters of the Legion from across the globe. We already have Branch members from Cornwall to Scotland as well as Europe, Northern America and Australasia. We are brought together by our enthusiasm for motorcycling, and our willingness to support the aims and charitable efforts of The Royal British Legion. Branch members have the option to belong to more than one branch if they wish, allowing them to remain members of their local Legion Branch/Club as well as the Riders, which is a National Branch.

www.rblr.co.uk

 

Furlong Tyres are a family run motorcycle tyre specialist established in Yeovil for over 40 years.  We stock over a 1000 motorcycle tyres for all types of bikes and have many special offers.  Our sister company tyres2u.co.uk offer a mobile car, van and 4x4 tyres fitted at your door, we also use this van to recover customer bikes with tyre related problems back to our depo for repair. We look after our bike tyre customers with extra discount on their car tyres.

www.furlongtyres.com

 

Morgan Motorcycles is based in Yeovil and we opened in April 2011. We are a family-run business specialising in small capacity motorcycles and scooters. We also stock a range of budget friendly helmets, clothing and accessories. Passionate about motorcycling, we aim to provide excellent customer service through family values and selling quality stock at realistic prices. Our brands include Suzuki, Lexmoto, Motorini, United Motorcycles and Zontes. 

www.morganmotorcycles.co.uk

 

Quality, affordable DVSA approved Motorcycle training based in Yeovil. 

Morgan Motorcycle Training started helping people get on two wheels back in 2012 and our fresh approach to training has helped many riders enjoy the freedom motorcycling offers. From the beginning we decided that we would run our training courses by the day, giving students the freedom of paying for as many days as they actually need, and to be able to fit those days around home and work commitments.

 

PERMANENT PUNCTURE PREVENTION TYRE SEALANT

We retail a unique, outstanding product, in terms of safety, for all pneumatic tyres (for motorbikes, a potential life-saver). Seals punctures up to 15mm diameter, through a mechanical and not chemical process. Non -corrosive, no shelf life/expiry. No speed/ distance restrictions, on /off road, tubed and tubeless tyres.

Originating from1960s for NASA to protect spacesuits, and adopted by the US Military to protect tyres from being shot at; it has a proven track record leading to approval for use by U.K Military, then NATO and Emergency services after MIRA testing. Please visit our stand and see demonstrations of the product doing as it claims and actually working!

www.bikeseal.com  www.autoseal.co.uk

 

Dorchester & West Dorset Advanced Motorcyclists (pronounced Dawdam) is dedicated to improving riding standards and promoting road safety for motorcyclists in Dorset. 

It's primary aim is to help riders get the most out of their motorcycling and enjoy a range of social and biking activities whilst improving their road riding skills. DWDAM is an Official Provider of the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider Course the key objective of which is to help riders become better and in the process safer riders. It is a friendly and welcoming motorcycling group with regular biking related events.

Further details at www.dwdam.org.uk 

 

                           Become a safer and better driver!                               

Wessex Advanced Motorists (WAM) is one of over 200 national Groups affiliated to IAM RoadSmart, the largest independent road safety charity in the UK. IAM RoadSmart’s aims are the foundation of each and every one of its Groups across the UK and are;

1. To improve the standards of driving and riding on our roads
2. The improvement of road safety or greater road safety or the promotion of road safety
3. The administration of a nationally recognised advanced test

WAM Observers provide expert coaching, mentoring and guidance up to the advanced standard of driving to car drivers registered on the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver Course and in preparation for the test with an IAM RoadSmart Examiner.  

www.iamroadsmart.com/groups/wessexam

 

Founded in 2012, Airvest are Independent Airbag protection specialists promoting the best that Airbag protection can offer. We strongly recommend Helite Airbag Protection as we believe that their technology offers the best performance/value currently available, and this is backed up by their testing data. Our airbags are already in use in several high-risk applications, for example for motorcyclists, skiers, pilots as well as equestrian riders. Our protective garments are particularly appreciated by professionals that can't afford any injuries.

www.helite.com

 

Yeovil Audi strives to deliver an experience as prestigious as the vehicles we sell. As the only Audi approved Centre in the Somerset and Dorchester area, we are proud to represent the Audi brand.

Yeovil Audi has a dedicated sales team, combined with the skills of our specialist Audi trained technicians, ensure that a seamless service is provided to all our customers in every aspect of their Audi experience.

To achieve this, we invest for the future with our customers as the highest priority. Our customer-oriented view on decisions is driven by customer feedback and we always strive to ensure our customers' convenience comes ahead of our own. This is reflected in our customer satisfaction scores, as measured by Audi UK.

www.yeovilaudi.co.uk

 

At Skanska, we are committed to working safely or not at all. Somerset Highways is a partnership between Somerset County Council and Skanska and it is the longest highways maintenance partnership in the UK, with an excellent safety record. This has been achieved through rolling out our Injury-Free Environment Programme to employees, customers and the supply chain to ensure safety of our workforce and members of the public. Our aim is to ensure everybody who works with us returns home safely every day. 

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