Swinton Bikes

Swinton Bikes

May 23, 2010 19:00 ET

Swinton Bikes Urges Bikers to Consider Helmet and Leather Insurance

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 23, 2010) - Swinton Bikes is urging consumers to consider adding helmet and leather insurance to their existing bike insurance policies after research revealed that the average cost of extra equipment is £750.

Despite the tough economic climate, Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading bike insurance brokers, has seen an increase in value of the average spend on helmets and leathers, from £500 to £750, over the last two years. The research carried out by Swinton has also revealed that some sports bike riders are spending over £1,000 on top of the range gear.

With recent statistics showing that bikers still account for a large proportion of road traffic accidents, Swinton Bikes has strongly advised all riders to ensure that they have suitable motorcycle clothing with impact and abrasion protection.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, said: "Even the safest of riders is likely to have a few scrapes and fall off their motorbike at some point in their biking career so it's vital for them to have good quality protective clothing."

Anthony added: "With the average helmet costing £200, a jacket costing £150, trousers costing £100 and boots and gloves costing £50, it's important for bikers to consider buying a helmet and leathers add on for their standard motorcycle insurance policy.

"With the effects of the recession still being felt, adding elements onto your standard bike insurance policy may feel like an unnecessary cost now but could save you money in the long run."

It is imperative that bikers realise purchasing specialist protective clothing for riding is hugely important. However, as the gear doesn't come cheap, it's better to insure what you have rather than face spending that amount again in the future.

Swinton Bikes' Helmet and Leathers policy covers your gear up to the value of £1,500 for repair or replacement. (Policy terms and conditions apply).

About Swinton

  • With 580 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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