Potholes – be aware, be VERY aware…

From: Bikesure
Published: Mon Feb 22 2010

Motorbike Insurance News:

As bikers bring their motorcycles out of winter hibernation, specialist insurance broker Bikesure is issuing a stark warning about potholes.

"Even before the biking season really gets off the ground, we've seen a rise in pothole-related claims," says Kevin Lee of Bikesure. "Luckily so far we've had none with serious injuries, but it's a real possibility. A pothole can swallow a front wheel and throw a rider off instantly. We urge bikers to be very, very aware of the danger."

The winter weather that caused the potholes is clearing away, but the potholes themselves look like being here for a while, especially on some rural roads. Organisers of Spring biking tours throughout the country should take special care, suggests Kevin.

Bikesure offers these pothole awareness tips:

• Puddles: don’t assume they're benign, they could be rain-filled potholes hiding a nasty surprise.

• On the edge: be aware that many potholes are created at the borders or edges of roads, where they can be disguised by plants, mud or debris.

• Stay back: allow more space than usual behind the vehicle in front – it will give time to spot and avoid any potholes that cars or lorries simply drive over.

• Slow down: riders who are not sure of the state of the road surface should take it more slowly than usual.

• Get out of the rut: if the road a biker usually uses is full of potholes, find a different route.

Bikesure is 100% British owned and based. It has a huge range of specialist policies for the motorcycle enthusiast, including cheap bike insurance schemes for performance and custom bikes, scooters, trikes, quads and bug riders. For details freephone the Bikesure quote line on 0800 089 2000 or email the company at bikesure@adrianflux.co.uk. For more information visit www.bikesure.co.uk
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