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Ride Free with Bennetts - 90 free CBT courses up for grabs

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To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Bennetts, the motorcycle insurance specialists, is giving away 90 free Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) courses.

The initiative forms part of the firm's Ride Free campaign to enable and encourage new riders and to offer a little taster of just how incredibly liberating riding a motorcycle can be. As well as creating an opportunity for ninety more budding or even returning motorcyclists to accomplish their two-wheeled ambitions, Bennetts has also created an online portal for plenty of useful advice on how to get started, which motorcycle kit to choose, trusted reviews on security products, combined with top tips and guidance on what bikes to get and how to pick a good one. 

Here’s a little video about the campaign:



For the launch of the Ride Free campaign to encourage and support new and returning riders to getting onto two wheels, Bennetts is offering 90 free CBT courses... and this video gives you an idea of what it's all about.


So if you already ride but have friends, family, colleagues or neighbours who haven’t sampled the good life of motorcycling then tell them to get to before the end of January 2021 when former Team GB Olympic snowboarder, Aimee Fuller – who passed her CBT six years ago – will be the independent judge for the campaign, making the final call on the 90 people who will receive a free CBT place.

Aimee Fuller said: “There’s never been a better argument for motorcycling as a safe way to get around, but there’s so much that motorcycling offers aside from just a socially-distant alternative to public transport. 

“Living in London, motorcycling has provided me with an efficient form of transport. But away from the city, riding gives me the perfect outlet to de-stress – going for a ride is an amazing way to clear your head. But it’s not all about riding solo, gaining my full licence has introduced me to an amazing community. With Ride Free, Bennetts have created a platform to help people go from watchers to riders - so get involved and see you on the road!” 


Above: Aimee Fuller during her CBT


The CBT courses will be rolled out from early 2021 (Covid restrictions permitting) and managed by Bennetts’ partner, RideTo, who work with a UK nationwide network of trusted training centres. 

Bennetts are also title sponsor of the British Superbike Championship, the Isle of Man TT, Classic TT, John McGuinness and the Gauntlet Project among other motorcycling initiatives designed to support and generate further interest in our wonderful community.

Vince Chaney, Bennetts Managing Director, said: “Bennetts turned 90 in 2020 and we wanted to celebrate this milestone by giving something back to motorcycling. With Ride Free, our aim is to help make it easier to get on two wheels - be it people who’ve always thought about it or those wanting to return to riding. By funding these 90 courses alongside providing education and advice from our own experts at Bennetts BikeSocial, we hope to provide an opportunity for people to get more from motorcycling.” 

Ride Free is supported by Bennetts Rewards - a unique platform designed to help all motorcyclists get more from motorcycling. It’s populated with a huge range of offers and discounts, unmissable deals and money-can’t-buy experiences for riders both on and off the bike. Access to Bennetts Rewards is free for all riders who purchase insurance directly with Bennetts or also available as a paid for 12-month membership. 

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