September 13, 2009 19:00 ET

Rochdale Bike Dealer Wins Portugal MotoGP Weekend

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2009) - The owner of a Suzuki motorcycle and scooter dealership near Manchester is celebrating today after winning a VIP holiday to the Portuguese round of this year's MotoGP championship.

Stuart Phethean, 48, runs the All Bikes dealership in Rochdale and was the lucky winner of this year's Swinton Bikes dealer referral scheme competition.

Stuart and his wife Jill will fly out to Portugal in October and spend three nights in a 4-star hotel near the Estoril circuit, taking in the qualifying rounds as well as the Race Day itself.

Stuart said: "I'm a huge fan of the Moto GP and it's very exciting to get the chance to fly to Portugal to watch the race. I always make sure I watch the Moto GP on television; I can't believe that this year I'll be there in person! To win this competition on top of the money we've made through the Swinton Bikes referral scheme is great - and my wife and I can't wait to get some autumn sun!"

The Moto GP prize holiday draw is just one of the benefits of Swinton Bikes' unique dealer referral scheme. Dealers receive Pounds Sterling 10 for every referred customer who receives a quote whether or not they take out a policy. A unique automated call tracking system and personalised 0800 numbers for each dealer ensures that they get the correct payment each month.

The scheme automatically enters affiliated dealers into an annual prize draw. Prizes for previous prize draws have included a three night VIP trip to the Valencia Moto GP and a 10-day holiday for two to the Moto GP in Malaysia.

Anthony Aronin, head of Swinton Bikes, said: "We hope Stuart and his wife have a great time on their trip to Portugal. We really value our partnership with dealers and it's great to be able to offer them such exciting prizes.

"The dealer referral scheme is a great way for new bike owners to get the very best insurance quotes - and dealers benefit from the increasing amounts of money we are paying out each month as well as our regular competitions."

Swinton Bikes is a division of the Swinton Group and searches through motorbike schemes from top insurers who offer low premiums to owners of bikes and scooters. Value-for-money bike insurance is also available for bike owners belonging to bike clubs, as well as machines with approved security and tracking devices and off-road, secure parking arrangements.

For more information about Swinton Bikes great insurance offers please telephone 0800 092 6702 (calls may be recorded) or visit Swinton Bikes website www.SwintonBikes.co.uk.

For further information please contact Pete Wrathmell and Anoushka Foster at SKV Communications on tel: 0161 838 7770 or email: peter.wrathmell@skvcommunications.co.uk.

Notes to editors:

About Swinton:

- With over 580 shops nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its shops open for business, and being part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, travel, motorbike and even classic car insurance

- Swinton has a dedicated team on hand at every shop to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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