March 04, 2012 19:00 ET

Bikers Asked to Ensure They Are Safe in Their Leathers

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 4, 2012) - It's the time of the year when many motorcyclists around the country begin to take their bikes out of winter storage and hit the road again - but while many of them will be testing their mode of transport, a lot less of them will be checking their clothing. Today Swinton Bikes, a leading broker of motorbike insurance, is urging bikers to ensure that their helmets and leathers are in good condition before setting off on their first journey of the year.

Buying new clothes is one of the best ways to guarantee the state of what is worn but this can also be very costly. A thorough check over any existing gear can make certain that it is suitable for use but if it's not, users can also pay for specialist repairs. This not only saves on the cost of buying new, but also extends the life of what a rider may already have.

Another option is to take out equipment insurance - an option which Swinton Bikes provide. Motorcyclists can protect their equipment by opting for helmet and leathers insurance with their motorcycle insurance policy.

Whatever method motorcyclists choose though, it's important to ensure that all of their safety equipment is in proper working order.

Antony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bike Insurance said, "All bikers need to make sure that their clothing is in tip-top condition before they start riding this year, whether they pay for repairs, buy new gear or check it all over. Doing this can maximise a rider's safety and it is of vital importance that this is something that they do not ignore."

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden or Lucy Gordon at SKV Communication on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunications.co.uk

About Swinton

  • With 553 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 on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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