February 19, 2012 19:00 ET

Swinton Bikes Reveals Top Five Celebrities Who Bikers Want to Take for a Wild Ride

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2012) - Swinton Bikes, the UK's leading retailer of bike insurance, has revealed the nation's top five celebrities who motorcyclists would like to take for a romantic ride on Valentine's Day.

Angelina Jolie was voted most favourite celebrity to mount the back of a motorcycle for a romantic getaway. In second place saw S&M singer Rihanna, followed by Geordie lass Cheryl Cole and California Girl singer Katy Perry.

Dolly Parton was also voted in the top 5 celebrities with a majority of bikers surveyed admitting to liking her ample assets.

The survey also revealed the least favourite celebrities motorcyclists didn't want mounted on the back of their bikes with Susan Boyle and Jodie Marsh in the top five. Bikers also voted for The Only Way is Essex star Amy Childs as they said she was 'too fake' and former Spice Girl Mel B because they still thought she was 'scary'.

According to the survey, the top 5 celebs were:

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Rihanna
  • Cheryl Cole
  • Katy Perry
  • Dolly Parton

The top 5 least likely celebs were:

  • Susan Boyle
  • Jodie Marsh
  • Amy Childs (TOWIE)
  • Denise Welch
  • Mel B (Scary Spice)

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes said, "It's great to see the results as we never expected to see Dolly Parton in the top five. If bikers wish to whisk away their loved ones on the back of their motorcycles, they must ensure their partner has the correct protection kit and helmet. It can be dangerous to ride without the proper clothing and this could be life threatening if an accident was to occur and this could lead to motorbike insurance claims."

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden or Lucy Gordon at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunicatins.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 of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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