Dated: 21 April 2010
Bikers Told To Pump Up Tyres
We’ve mentioned it before, we’ll probably mention it again in the future, but the amount of potholes plaguing the roads of Britain at the moment is wreaking havoc on all types of vehicle tyres. From car tyres to bike tyres to van tyres to truck tyres, it seems that none are safe from the devastating effect of the deep cavernous potholes that have been formed by the icy winter.
At the most risk it seems is the bikers. When they ride over a pothole and puncture a tyre, they are at a far higher risk of being injured or even possibly killed when they are thrown from the bike.
Tying in with motorbike tyre safety month, TyreSafe have released a statement advising bikers that although potholes cannot always be avoided, if they ensure that their tyres are pumped up and are at the correct air pressure then they will stand a better chance of surviving a pothole collision unscathed.
Chairman of TyreSafe, Stuart Jackson, said, "The harsh winter has created an enormous number of potholes, particularly on rural roads, which can be a real danger for bikers heading out this spring. By making sure that tyre pressures are at their correct levels before setting off, riders can reduce the likelihood of suffering from dangerous impact damage to their tyres when they hit a pothole."
Stuart Jackson went on to say, "We recommend that motorcyclists check their pressures at least once a week, when the tyres are cold. If riders are not sure how to do this or would like some extra advice about their tyres they should visit one of the many dealers offering free tyre safety checks as part of April's bike tyre safety month."