It’s time to get back on your bike and head back out on the road. Before you go for your first ride give your bike and yourself a safety check.

For others who have been braving the winter chills, it is still a good time to check out your bike and make sure it is all in working order.

Here are some top tips -

The bike:

Book your bike in for a FREE 10 point safety check at your local participating retailer. Below is a list of partcipating retailers, please ring and book an appointment.

Motueka - Motueka Motorcycles 03 528 6372; Murray Thorn Motorcycles 03 528 9992

Nelson - Nelson Motorcycle Centre 03 548 3786 (or pop in Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm); FILCO Farm & Sport 03 547 2420; AB's Motorcycles 03 546 4991

Golden Bay - Golden Bay Motorcycles 027 525 9398

Marlborough - Marlborough Motorcycles - 03 579 2500

The rider:

Take a FREE Ride Forever course. These courses are available for all riders, on all bikes at every level. All you need to do is enter the promo code Spring17 when you book on a course at

Promotion runs from now until Monday 18 December 2017