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Tuesday
Jun182013

WK CELEBRATES TT DEBUT

WK Bikes is celebrating its first Isle of Man TT, winning maximum
positive exposure at the event and in the media, plus a 109 mph
practice lap for the rapidly developing 650cc lightweight class
machine.
The lightweight TT machine is based on the WK 650i sports bike and was
prepared by Hampshire Motorcycles and Quads for the company's debut in
this year's Isle of Man TT races, where during the first Saturday
practice and under yellow flags, it lapped at over 109mph in the hands
of Gary Johnson, before he handed it over to Dave Johnson, (pictured),
who was side-lined by a technical issue in the Lightweight TT race.
"This was our first outing at the TT and although we didn't come away
with any silverware this year, we certainly raised a few eyebrows with
the level of performance after such a short development period, "
explained WK sales manager Henry Maplethorpe.
"We will be back next year and judging from the response to this
year's team effort and the pace of our development programme, we
expect to see more WK machines fighting for rostrum places in
2014,"said Maplethorpe.
WK also reports that the heavy media coverage has already had a
positive effect at both trade and retail customer levels and has had
to increase theorder for the next batch of 650i machines to cope with
the post TT demand.
For further information on WK bikes visit www.wkbikes.co.uk

WK CELEBRATES TT DEBUTWK Bikes is celebrating its first Isle of Man TT, winning maximumpositive exposure at the event and in the media, plus a 109 mphpractice lap for the rapidly developing 650cc lightweight classmachine.
The lightweight TT machine is based on the WK 650i sports bike and wasprepared by Hampshire Motorcycles and Quads for the company's debut inthis year's Isle of Man TT races, where during the first Saturdaypractice and under yellow flags, it lapped at over 109mph in the handsof Gary Johnson, before he handed it over to Dave Johnson, (pictured),who was side-lined by a technical issue in the Lightweight TT race.
"This was our first outing at the TT and although we didn't come awaywith any silverware this year, we certainly raised a few eyebrows withthe level of performance after such a short development period, "explained WK sales manager Henry Maplethorpe.
"We will be back next year and judging from the response to thisyear's team effort and the pace of our development programme, weexpect to see more WK machines fighting for rostrum places in2014,"said Maplethorpe.
WK also reports that the heavy media coverage has already had apositive effect at both trade and retail customer levels and has hadto increase theorder for the next batch of 650i machines to cope withthe post TT demand.
For further information on WK bikes visit www.wkbikes.co.uk

Tuesday
Jun182013

Bike duo put Air Ambulances on the map


A pair of bikers are setting off this weekend on a nationwide tour of Air Ambulance bases in a bid to raise £32,000 for the life-saving charity helicopters.

Philip Summerfield, 38, and Jonathan Porter, 34, will start their epic 3,400-mile journey from East Midlands Airport on Saturday (June 22nd).

In total, they will visit 19 Air Ambulance charities across 30 helicopter bases in England, Scotland and Wales and will combine their whistlestop tour with a trip to Land's End and John O'Groats.

On Wednesday, (June 26th) they will stop off at the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance headquarters at Marden where they will meet the pilot, doctor and paramedic.

Philip said: "Everyone uses the road network whether for work, home or pleasure, so with an average of around 45% of Air Ambulance call-outs being to road traffic accidents, this places us all in need of the service.

"Being a keen motorcyclist for more than 22 years, I'm fully aware of the importance of the role a helicopter can play in the rapid response to a medical emergency."

Philip, from Derby, and Jonathan, from Cheltenham, estimate that their average distance each day will be 245 miles over 10 hours and that both bikes will have used 725 litres of fuel by the time they complete a full circuit of Great Britain on July 5th.

Philip added: "We are asking people to consider supporting our efforts to raise funds and awareness of the Air Ambulance services that provide vital emergency medical assistance for every person in every part of the country."

To sponsor Philip and Jonathan, go to www.justgiving.com/teams/a2ct-2013<http://www.justgiving.com/teams/a2ct-2013>

Monday
Jun172013

Tai Woffinden Speedway Star

Motorcycle sport is seriously tough but young British speedway star Tai Woffinden really sums up how hard you need to be compete at the top. After smashing his collar bone two weeks ago in Cardiff, Tai rode at the weekend in the Polish speedway GP with a metal plate and an unhealed injury. Not only did he race in all the heats and won the semi final, he finished third on the night in the final. An awesome performance, so day off the next day?? No, he rode on sunday in Poland, flew back to the UK and raced again on monday for Wolverhampton. Tai is pushing at the top of the Speedway World Championship and hopefully will get the recognition he deserves as one of Britain's top motorcyclists. Have a look at www.taiwoffinden.com for details of his antics. The format of Speedway makes for fantastic viewing with non stop action all night. Check it out on Eurosport.

Wednesday
Jun122013

South East Motorcycle Events

Make sure you check out our events page and plan your summer of biking.

Please contact us if you would like your motorbike event publicised here

Tuesday
Jun112013

South East Biker's first blog

Hello and thank you for visiting our blog! We intend to use this for the latest info' about us, motorcycle events and news. Do visit again soon!

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