A little heads-up for all motorists who also own a motorbike – a leading tyres safety group is offering anyone who signs up for its free monthly e-newsletter the chance to win a puncture repair kit.
It’s part of the Bike Tyres Safety Month campaign and anyone who signs up for TyreSafe’s online newsletter during April will be entered into the prize draw with the winners selected randomly at the end of the month.
The kits provide a temporary repair solution for punctures up to 4mm in diameter in tubeless type motorcycle tyres, allowing riders to continue their journey via their nearest replacement tyre fitting centre.
Repairs can be made without demounting the tyre from the rim and with the use of three gas cartridges, tyres can be inflated to their normal service pressure.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of Tyresafe, said: “In the spring many motorcyclists take their bikes out for the first ride of the year.
“Punctures can pose a significant safety hazard on these rides and leave riders stranded in remote locations to wait for a recovery service. These handy kits can provide a temporary fix to punctures, minimising disruption and inconvenience.”
Bike tyre safety month runs throughout April and will educate motorcyclists about the importance of correct tyre care and maintenance.
In 2008 the number of motorcycles involved in an accident where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres rose by 28 percent to a three-year high of 88 accidents.
Additionally VOSA figures show that tyre defects contributed to nearly 75 motorcycles failing their MoT tests every single day.