This year the mythic Le Mans 24 Hours Motorcycle Race is being held in September. For the occasion, ALIS is organising two motorcyclist rest stops in partnership with the Road Safety Authority and the Normandy sections of the "Fédération Française des Motards en Colère" (French Motorcyclist Federation Action Group).
On the trip to the race, it is the Dentelle d'Alençon service area where the rest stop will be organised, Friday 23rd from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm and Saturday 24th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. On the journey back from the race, the rest stop will be located at the Domaine d'Harcourt rest and service area (exit n°13 'Brionne'), on Sunday 25th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
At these rest stops, provided only for use by motorcyclists, they will be able to help themselves to drinks and pastries provided free of charge by the partners of the operation and on the return journey, physiotherapists will be on hand to provide relaxing massages to motorcyclists.
These rest stops will also be accompanied by loudspeaker road safety announcements, inviting motorcyclists to drive safely and responsibly; driving in groups causes increased risks that are already high for motorcyclists, particularly vulnerable in case of accidents.
On the practical front, motorcyclists will be able to check tyre pressure and inflate under-pressure tyres, clean their helmets and carry out light maintenance on their bikes with the tools provided. The Domaine d'Harcourt rest & service area also provides a fuel pump and a food & drinks outlet.
In order to make motorcyclists' journeys safer and more fluid, ALIS has once again made its network open to motorcyclist free of charge, something that it has done every year since 2006.