Bikers descend on Boudicca Hotel

If you’d come to visit us at the Chamber last week you would have seen us peering out the window nervously at the weather, crossing everything that Friday would be fine. Luckily it got to Friday morning and there was beautiful sunshine encouraging all our delegates at the biker breakfast to come on their bikes.

Boudicca Hotel had very kindly given us the whole marquee area which meant that delegates arriving on their bikes, over 30 of whom did, could park them right outside and spend some of the morning admiring them. Everyone was in a great mood, something that was definitely helped by the presence of bacon sandwiches and pastries! We had three fantastic speakers covering how to keep yourself as a biker and your business safe and the various courses available.

Chris Spinks, CEO of Westcotec who partnered with us to deliver the morning, introduced our first speaker Iain Temperton. Iain highlighted to the group the importance of keeping your business safe when sending employees out on errands and how to make sure that if anything happens your business is protected. Bacon rolls were then brought round to every table with pastries which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Next up was Andy Micklethwaite who outlined a number of course options available, such as Safe Rider, to delegates to improve their riding and by extension keep themselves safe. Finally we heard from Barry Clarke who highlighted the Biker Down course he runs and the different modules it covers, not just how to keep yourself as a rider safe but also what to do if you find someone who has had an accident.

Everyone had a great morning and a small group continued the fun with a ride out to Norfolk dealers Seastar Superbikes, Norfolk Triumph (Lings), Lind Motorrad, and CJ Ball. Seastar Superbikes had very kindly lent us two showpiece bikes that delegates could admire as they walked into the marquee and we even had a Zero Electric Bike on charge just inside. It was great to see so many different bikes of all shapes and sizes there and our very own Jordan even had her first go on the back of a bike, which she thoroughly enjoyed!

The feedback on the morning was fantastic and we’re hoping to run it as an annual event so will begin brainstorming ideas soon… watch this space!

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