The most recent Bennetts Rider Panel survey revealed that 31% of the 2110 respondents have owned an adventure-style motorcycle and 84% think that such machines should be ridden on and off road. However, more than a third of those surveyed admit that they have never ridden a motorcycle off road (either their own or someone else’s), with 12% stating they would not be confident enough to do so. Almost half have never ridden their own motorcycle off road, the main reason being that they would not want to damage the bike (24%).
With these results in mind, Bennetts has teamed up with experienced motorcycle explorer and travel writer, Nathan Millward, to offer two UK-based accompanied tours. The events are aimed at giving participants the confidence to experience the full potential of their machines, while being expertly guided through some of the most beautiful locations in Britain. Both are exclusive to Bennetts policy holders and available to book now on a first come, first served basis at a discounted rate.
The Welsh Safari Tour will take place from 12-15 July 2018 and is primarily aimed at those new to trail riding. It is a three-day on and off-road event designed to give people a chance to ride stunning and accessible legal trails and back roads in Mid Wales, led by Nathan and with support from local guide Tony Williams of trailridingdays.com. There are 12 places available priced at £175 per person, representing a saving of £120. For more information visit: www.bennetts.co.uk/landing-pages/the-welsh-safari
The Coastal Adventure in Cornwall will take place from 7-10 June 2018 and will follow a scenic route from Taunton in Devon to Land’s End in Cornwall, then back via the Lizard Peninsula and the Dartmoor National Park. This is an on-road tour on learner-friendly A and B roads, led by Millward. There are 12 places available priced at £99 per person, representing a £100 saving. For more information visit www.bennetts.co.uk/landing-pages/coastal-adventures
Accommodation on both tours will be pre-booked at local campsites, giving participants a real feel for adventure-style travel. Respondents to the Bennetts Rider Panel who have never camped cited that not knowing what to pack and having too much to carry put them off. Those booking on the Bennetts Adventures will benefit from Nathan’s expert advice – including a full kit list, how to pack your bike and exclusive discounts via Bennetts Rewards.
Bennetts Rewards aims to give something back to current policyholders by offering a variety of competitions, discounts and special offers. Visit www.bennetts.co.uk/customer/rewards for more information and to sign up.
Bennetts Head of Marketing, Suzannah Higgins, said: “Since launching our Bennetts Rider Panel, we are keen to use the results to enhance riders’ experiences. When we saw the results of the most recent survey, we thought it would be great to give our customers what they were looking for. Nathan is the perfect partner for our Bennetts Adventures, his love of bikes is clear for all to see and with such amazing experiences on two-wheels, he’s well placed to encourage others to have their own.”
Nathan Millward said: “I love running these guided rides with new people – it’s great to meet others who share my passion for two-wheels and show them some great parts of the country. The group size is nice and small so it’s just like riding with a group of friends – and that’s what usually what it ends up being!”
For more information on Bennetts motorcycle insurance or to get a quote, visit: www.bennetts.co.uk.