Monday, 24 October 2011

Knox - THINK! again

As one of the world's leading impact protection specialists Knox take safety seriously, so we're delighted to be official partners with the Department for Transport's THINK! road safety campaign for the fourth year running.

Motorcyclists are more likely to be killed or seriously injured (KSI) in crashes than car drivers, but the good news is that over the past two years casualties have been falling.  Obviously wearing CE-approved body armour will help to protect you if you're unlucky enough to be involved in a collision, but there's lots of good advice on the THINK! website on how to reduce the risk of accidents.

For example, did you know that in 2009 50% of motorcycle accidents occurred in collisions involving another vehicle at junctions.  So think again the next time you're approaching a junction.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Handroid rated “Most Wanted” by Fast Bikes

"These are the gloves everybody asks about the most, and just one look at them tells you वही", writes Fast Bikes, the UK’s best-selling sports bike magazine. "Be assured, this kind of thing is the future and not just for gloves. Plenty of manufacturers are looking at this technology and many have been playing with it alreday. Knox beat them all to the post, though. Beautifully built and hardy for track gloves they’re not even the most expensive here. Plus the wrist closure system is utter genius, unlike Velcro it should never get tired and it also locks to your wrist in a way that makes you feel secure. Knox has used nothing but the best, so for a first effort, they’re frankly incredible. They’re that good that racers have been asking to wear them without expecting pay. That alone should tell you what you need to know about the Handroid.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Double Top Ten For Bridewell At Croft

Knox Athlete Tommy Bridewell came away with a pair of battling top ten places at round three of the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in mixed weather conditions at Croft circuit.

The 22-year-old from Wiltshire was in action on the Tyco Honda and spent most of free practice setting up the bike for the demanding North Yorkshire track before qualifying in 18th place during Saturday's knockout session.

With dark clouds looming and drizzle falling for the opening race, Bridewell took a safe gamble and opted for a wet front tyre and intermediate rear, whereby he gamely battled to 10th position at the chequered flag, which he backed up with a great ride into a similar position in the much drier race two, having tussled with the leading pack for much of the 20-lap race.

Tommy Bridewell: "We needed a good couple of finishes this weekend, and the top ten was my aim at least, so I'm pleased I've achieved that. In race one the conditions were so difficult as it kept raining and then stopping - I was just pleased to bring the bike home, and in race two, once I found my rhythm, I felt confident running with the pack and was unlucky not to perhaps finish a place or two higher. I'm really looking forward to my home race at Thruxton in two weeks time, as I missed it last year through injury, and I think the Tyco Honda will be strong round there too."

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Brands Hatch Podium for Bridewell

Tyco Honda rider and recent Handroid convert Tommy Bridewell claimed his first BSB podium with a superb ride into third place in the first race of today's opening round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

After qualifying on row two of the grid with a fantastic last lap effort, the 22 year old from Wiltshire gradually made his way through the field as a few of his rivals fell by the wayside and with a lap to go, was poised in fourth behind the Kawasaki of Stuart Easton.

It looked as if he would have to settle for fourth place when he spotted a gap on the inside and made his move on the final corner before out-dragging Easton to the line to claim the final podium placing on the ex Ryuichi Kiyonari championship-winning machine.

With confidence high for race two, despite qualifying on row three, Bridewell again had to work his way through the field and with three laps to go, he was well placed in seventh but joy turned to despair when he crashed out at Surtees, luckily without sustaining major injury.

Bridewell holds an encouraging sixth position in the standings going into next weekend's action at Oulton park where he'll be hoping to be battling for the podium once again.

"I was really pleased with the first race and to get mine and the team's first outright BSB podium was fantasic and reward for all the hard work we have put in, In race two, I got a bad start and we were running really close to the white line along the back straight all weekend. With a couple of laps to go, I just went a little way over the white line and as soon as I touched the brake I went straight down on the grass. I'm really disappointed as I really needed those points but we have made good progress this weekend."

Saturday, 2 April 2011

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