Avoid puncture problems with bike tyre safety month

Press Release : April 01, 2010
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Everyone who subscribes to TyreSafes free monthly e-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.

In the spring many motorcyclists take their bikes out for the first ride of the year, explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. 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.

For advice and information on motorcycle tyre safety or to enter the prize draw, visit www.tyresafe.org.

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