January 03, 2011 19:01 ET

Prince William Planning Long Distance Motorbike Ride

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 3, 2011) - They won't have been married long, but his Royal Highness Prince William will be getting away from his new bride sooner than expected, as the prince plans a royal bike ride around India.

News has broken that Prince William is planning another charity motorcycle trip after the success of his last 1,500 kilometre trip around Africa in 2008, and according to Swinton Bike Insurance will mean the prince has more to prepare for than just for his wedding, as a trip of this magnitude requires a lot of hard work.

An online survey undertaken by the bike insurance retailer of 1200 customers, found that 84% of motorcyclists want to undertake similar style trips, with 36% of motorcyclists actually having been on long distance charity bike rides themselves.

Anthony Aronin, head of Swinton Motorbike Insurance said: "It's important that anyone planning a long distance bike journey, not only takes the required safety and comfort precautions but also has the necessary insurance policy that covers them if they ride abroad, always check with your policy holder if you're indeed covered."

For more information contact Caroline Eardley, Mairead Rodden or Jonathan Brook at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunications.co.uk

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