Swinton Bikes

Swinton Bikes

October 18, 2010 19:01 ET

Swinton Bikes Issues Warning Against Daredevil Stunts on UK Highways

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - Swinton Bikes is urging motorcycle users to stop performing dangerous stunts on UK roads as a former UK wheelie champion appears in court after losing control of his bike whilst performing a stunt on a Shropshire Road.

Antonio Robinson was reported by police to be 'almost vertical' whilst travelling down the highway near Telford. Another rider, a friend of Robinson, was found to have both feet on the passenger seat when approaching a roundabout in Telford on one wheel.

Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading retailers of bike insurance, is warning riders that by performing the stunts, they are putting their lives and other road user's lives in jeopardy. When stunts are attempted, bikers are invalidating the terms of their motorbike insurance and in the likely event of an accident they would not be covered.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, who has spoken out against irresponsible riders in the past, comments: "Some motorbike users see the British road system as a race track and choose to perform these stunts without consideration to others on the roads. This selfish attitude towards the highway code will not only endanger their life but also the lives of other road users"

"Swinton is urging all bikers to take a second and think when considering whether to perform these reckless stunts on the road."

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About Swinton

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

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