Celebs back biking

Published: 04 February 2004

Celebrities from the hit TV shows I’m a Celebrity… and Pop Idol have come out in favour of motorcycling.

Former-jungle inhabitant Lord Brocket revealed he wouldn’t dream of travelling around central London on anything other than his Piaggio scooter. And insurance firm Bikesure think that his endorsement, combined with congestion charging, will lead to a big rise in two-wheeled commuting in 2004.

Meanwhile Pop Idol judge and radio DJ Neil ‘Foxy’ Fox has pledged support to the " Stop The Rough Ride campaign " which is run by insurance firm Bennetts and the BMF.

Harley-owner Fox said, " I know from experience the problems with some roads and this campaign will highlight the issue to the public and authorities. "

The campaign has been born out of a survey of motorcyclists undertaken by the firm, which revealed 95% of riders have a problem with the state of UK roads. Of those, 61% frequently encounter problems with potholes and manhole covers, 48% have difficulties with road repairs and 26% with loose gravel.

Contact Bikesure on 0845-1307585, and for Bennetts insurance call 0800-0563843

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