February 27, 2011 19:01 ET

Are Your Helmets and Leathers in Tiptop Condition, Asks Swinton Bikes

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2011) - Swinton Bikes is advising motorcyclists to ensure their helmets and leathers are in tiptop condition ahead of the start of the new biking season.

As the weather picks up and evenings become lighter, motorcyclists will be keen to take their bike out of winter storage and get back on the road. However, Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading high street retailers of motorbike insurance is advising motorcyclists to check over their helmets and leathers to ensure they are in a road worthy condition.

Swinton Bikes is offering the following advice to motorcyclists getting ready for the new biking season:

  • Ensure your helmet fits properly.
  • Check your clothing for any unusual bumps or markings.
  • If your clothing needs repairing, get it done professionally and as soon as possible. Do not risk riding in damaged or faulty protective gear.
  • Although bike specific safety clothing is not a legal requirement, it is the best safety feature you can invest in; it's also worth looking for clothing with CE approved protection.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, said, "Most bikers will feel the urge to just jump on their bikes and head off, but safety is paramount. Bikers should ensure their helmet and leather clothing is in tip top condition and it is also worth adding helmets and leathers protection to your motorcycle insurance policy as they can be expensive to replace."

About Swinton

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 603 branches 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 branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates  

Contact Information