Somerset Motofest

22nd & 23rd JUNE 2019

 10am until 4pm


In partnership with the world famous:

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, BA22 8HT

(Discount museum entry)


A fantastic free two day event with something for all the family at the spectacular Fleet Air Arm Museum.





~ Motorcycle slow riding skills, prizes available for best effort

~ Hone skills at parallel or bay parking

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

~ Book a demonstration of models on display from the car and motorbike dealers

~ See how the emergency services help keep the community safe

~ Life-saving demonstrations

~ Horse and rider safety guidance from the British Horse Society and Police   Mounted Unit

~ Child car seat fitting advice

~ Cycling advice from local bike organisations

~ Trade stalls

~ Prize draws

~ Children’s play area

~ Food and drinks available at the Swordfish Restaurant


To download an A5 flyer for Moto Fest 2019 click here.

To download an A4 poster for Moto Fest 2019 click here.


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.

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

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.


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.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Commuting less than 30 miles a day?

Save time, money AND stress, with the new all electric "coot-scoot" mopeds.

Both stylish & comfortable, our Coot Scootz come in a range of models and colours. Perfectly designed for getting around town. With a full 12 month warranty, zero road tax and zero Co2 emissions there isn't a better time to buy an electric moped.


           T = TRUCK     A= AND     C = CHILD     S = 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.

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.

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.

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

Skanska, one of the UK’s leading contractors, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build for a better society. Known for major projects, such as the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are building, upgrading and maintaining the country’s infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our quest to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

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

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.

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. 


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.

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.

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.

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.

The British Horse Society was founded in 1947, and we have grown over the past 70 years to become the largest and most influential equestrian charity in the UK with over 104,000 members. We aim to protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them, including the 3.5 million people in the UK who ride or who drive a horse-drawn carriage

During 70 years, the BHS has made a real impact on the lives of horses and horse owners with wide-ranging campaigns and initiatives. Our core foundations – education, welfare, access and safety – are more important than ever as they demonstrably make a difference to horses’ lives.

Alongside other leading organisations, we’ve developed important advice for equestrians when they encounter cyclists, dogs, low flying aircraft, drones, Chinese lanterns, fireworks and vehicles. 90% of our work is road related and we deal and influence the way how horses and riders are perceived.

Bradsons provides a range of event management services from temporary directional signs to car park and on road traffic management. As part of the Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS), we can offer a flexible approach to many traffic situations. CSAS has allowed us to  build an experienced and qualified team of individuals who have been granted police powers to direct traffic and so support traffic management on the road network.

Halfords Yeovil are supporting Somerset Moto Festival 2019, providing demonstrations and advice with all things child seat related. From adjusting or removing a harness as your child grows to whether or not specific seats fit your vehicle.

With this event we hope to build partnerships with Avon & Somerset police and Somerset Councils Road Saftey Team, to help you keep children as safe as possible whilst on lifes journeys. Together we aim to make the hazey minefield that is child seat requirements easier to understand for the general public and those that work with children.

Vale Motors Wincanton, part of the FJ Chalke Group, will be displaying a selection of new Fiat, Suzuki, Isuzu and Abarth models at this year’s event.  In addition, members of the Vale Motors Abarth Owners Club will be there to showcase their own vehicles. 

Our family-run business has been looking after the motoring needs of the local community since our doors first opened in 1929, which means that this year we are celebrating our 90th birthday.  And we have some fabulous anniversary offers.  And to mark the occasion we are giving away a Suzuki Ignis SZ-T, in our prize draw, which you can enter online or at any of our dealerships.  The lucky winner will be announced on 14th August!

F J Chalke are main dealers for Nissan, Kia, Fiat, Abarth, Suzuki and Isuzu, with dealerships in Wincanton, Mere and Yeovil.  Why not pop in for a coffee and see the great deals we have on offer. 

The World’s largest bike shop, over 17,000 sq ft of bikes and cycle accessories under one roof. Open 7 days a week with on-site coffee shop.

76 Lyde Road, Yeovil, BA21 5DW

01935 414142


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