Recently, I was contacted on behalf of MotorCycle Direct, a bike insurance company, with a request to publicise some of their promotions. Now, this is a strictly non-commercial blog, and I have never taken a penny from anyone in relation to anything I have posted. And I have had some crazy approaches! 'Genuine' Rolex replicas, betting scams, dainty Italian footwear, generic Viagra, you name it. And yet the things that MotorCycle Direct is promoting seem to be a good fit with the general tone of this blog, and may be genuinely of interest to my readership, so I agreed to host a couple of promotional pieces. I told them I would flag the material as 'third-party content' and they were OK with that. No money has changed hands, but I have been promised a 'motorcycle safety kit' as recompense, which I am allowed to keep or use as competition prizes. When I see what is in the package I will decide on that one (heh), but I have the germ of an idea ...
Here is the promotion:
Motorcycle Rider Safety Days supported by MotorCycle Direct
This year, MotorCycle Direct is giving their support to the Rider Performance Safety Days by offering their customers and anyone who has completed a bike quote from their site, a 10% discount on two dates later this year.
The courses, which are held at the Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire, have been specially designed to allow motorcyclists to become more ‘road aware’ and therefore less likely to be involved in a motorcycle related accident.
The safety days are taught by a team of expert instructors and are open to all bikers, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice, experienced or born again biker. The team of instructors will be able to guide you through various workshops that will include:
- Causes of Collision
- Motorcycle Maintenance
It seems like a reasonable offer, and if you were thinking of renewing your insurance any time soon (or just wanted a quote to check prices), you could do worse than give it a go.
N.B. There was an illustration to go with this material, of a biker on a track next to a man in hi-viz, a sort of generic 'training' image. Unfortunately, it was embedded in a Word document and even with the help of Photoshop I was unable to get a decent quality image out of it. I shall ask them to send the image and text separately next time.