It is always nice to see quad bikes getting some positive treatment on the TV for a change. That's why it is so great to see that Honda have been highlighting the usefulness and versatility of their quadbikes alongside their sponsorship of Channel 4 documentary programmes, such as Cutting Edge.
In fact the campaign, which the W+K agency has created, extends far beyond the bumper slots around the programmes, to the extent that the short films, which have been shot very nicely, are small, self-contained documentaries in their own right. The quad bike film, which you can view below, is the first of four that will appear in coming weeks, each highlighting Honda customers using their products in an unconventional or unusual way.
The quad film features a farmer using the quad bike in various ways around the farm.
So far, so conventional.
But the farmer in question is Philippa, and she does not conform to the popular stereotypes of a farmer.
And she certainly doesn't conform to your preconceived ideas of a quad biker.
But the most remarkable thing of all is that she farms alpaca, which I like to think of as posh llama.
Watching her shepherd the herd of alpaca around the fields is fascinating, as is her whole story.
If that has whetted your appetite, the good news is that Honda has created an online hub, where you can find out about other people using Honda machines in quirky and unusual ways. It's also the place where you can share your own stories of unconventional uses for your quads, bikes or other Honda kit.
And if this inspires you to get into quads yourself, don't forget the most important bits of kit after the quad itself – decent quad safety gear, and a good quality quad insurance policy.
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In history, many weird and wonderful things have happened. We put man on the moon, won 2 world wars and invented the ASBO, but only now has something happened to challenge the greatness of the above mentioned………………one of us has only gone and got bloody married!!!!!!!
Saturday 12th July – saw Tim and Linda tie the knot in sunny old Kings Lynn.Tim and his new wife Linda have been together for 4 years and it was about bloomin time she tied him down!
For those of you who don’t know, Tim joined us in February 2008 on the quotes department.He now holds the title of being the only bloke on quotes who is married! As a biker himself, it seemed only too perfect to be assigned to this department until of course he came onto the floor and was positioned next to ME!!…unlucky!
The day was filled with happiness and joy…blah blah blah……then came the reception. Tim decided to invite some of his work colleagues, here’s what happened!
All at bikesure wish Linda and Tim a happy life together……good luck Linda!
Now before you all go off on one as to why a guy who works for the dam best bike insurance company in the world has posted a section on cars……..allow me to explain!
As you may well know or may not care, I have been attending numerous motorcycle shows around the UK as part of Bikesure. These have proven to be a success and the feedback has been incredibly positive.
Following on from this the lovely team in marketing then asked me if I would be willing to attend the French Car show at Rockingham. This is an annual show that Adrian Flux are proud to sponsor and as the title suggests, its for owners of French cars. Now you may be thinking that the show was full of “chavs”, loud music, fast driving and beer…..and you would probably be right…….but there was something else…….something I think any hot blooded male would appreciate and one of the main reasons I said yes to the show……………
Not only are these the girls we take to a number of our shows, including the BMF in Peterborough ( see below ) but they actually work for the company in every day jobs, so as you can imagine getting up for work everyday can be a real pain!!
In between me mopping up every ones drawl and picking up their jaws, I was part of a team offering quotes out to the public. I did unfortunately find myself forgetting where I was and asking questions like ” so its a quote on your Peugeot 206, do you have any motorcycle no claims bonus? ” Needless to say I looked a bit of a d**k.
But enough of me talking, I know what you really want to see so I will entertain the masses:
Proof that I was actually doing some work at the show
And finally……check out my pink t-shirt/hat combo……awesome I know!
Now if your reading this entry into the bikesure blog, you should think yourself very lucky indeed. Well unless of course your planning to see more pictures of our bikesure babes in action then in which case you will be very much disappointed!
I have taken it upon myself to give you guys a sneaky insight into a usual day in the office, complete with pictures for you lazy ones who cant be bothered with reading this.
9:00 am Office opening hours commence and the “floodgates” that are the phone lines start lighting up. Also around 9:10 you will find Phil coming in for work to start his 9:00 shift.
11:00 am By now the office is in full flow as the calls come thick and fast. Equally as important at this time is the tea rota! I have been banned from this because apparently my teas resemble dyke water and taste like it to!
12:00 Lunch times begin and the on site canteen is swarmed. I can usually be found in the games room on the xbox or playing pool, both of which I am useless at.
14:00 By this time we are in full swing as everyone comes back refreshed from their lunch. Except of course for minty who is still shoveling his food (and everyone else’s) down that hole he calls a mouth.
16:00 This is the time when people who have worked through their lunch like to log out and rub it in everyone else’s faces that they are now going home……..coggles!
19:00 The day slowly grinds to a halt as the important business of which pub to go to after work takes over.
So there you have it, a minor insight into a usual day in the bikesure office.
Token shot of Tom our renewals man of the hour:
Feel free to give us a ring for a quote or just a general chat, just make sure you don’t get hammond, that bloke talks for ages!
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Just finished reading an article in Shooting Times
dated 9th August on ATV safety, it goes on to mention accidents from celebrities to the general public highlighting the dangers to ride quads without having the correct equipment (not wearing a helmet is the main factor).
I have spent an afternoon on a quad bike with a group of lads going on a trail and circuits on a farm, well worth the money and yes we had to wear all of the safety gear before we were allowed near the quad.
So, when an individual purchases a quad privately why do they just get on and go without thinking of safety. I am not a killjoy and like to feel the wind in my hair (what is left of it) to enjoy the adrenaline and excitement of riding quads but sooner or later the government will step in to ensure that helmets must be worn when riding a quad.
Think about it before you ride as this could save your life and it is worth more than the cost of a helmet.
Here’s some reassurance that it’s not just bikers who would benefit from advanced skills training.
And another demonstration of why it’s a good idea to get quad insurance.