September 16, 2010 19:00 ET

Swinton Sees Surge in Year Around Bikers

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) - With summer well and truly over, it's the time of year motorcyclists tend to put their machines away, however this year Swinton bike insurance has noticed bikers are bucking this trend and braving the winter months. 

A survey of 1200 customers by the bike insurance broker discovered that compared to last year 65% of bikers are keeping their bikes out of the garage and are bracing themselves for the autumn, despite the severe weather warnings.
Swinton motorcycle insurance would like to remind motorcycle enthusiasts of the risks the winter months pose and has devised a list of top tips:

  • Before the bad weather sets in, ensure you treat your bike to a thorough clean and application of a corrosion inhibitor
  • Make sure you check your winter gear - replace damaged or worn parts rather than risk using faulty products
  • Make sure your bike is recently serviced or properly maintained
  • Check your lights, tyres, horn, brakes before every journey
  • Leave earlier then you would normally - your still on a bike but getting into your winter gear, hazardous weather conditions and traffic will mean your commute will take longer.
  • Be extra vigilant of reduced visibility and increased stopping distances

Anthony Aronin, head of Swinton Bikes, said: "It's great to see bikers are remaining loyal throughout the winter months and keep riding, but they need to make sure they take care as riding in winter is completely different to the summer."

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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