February 2 2009.

Phoenix has teamed up with the ACU to give potential motorcycle racers a helping hand with a half-price Competitor Training Course on offer.

Any rider who wishes to start road racing in the UK must complete the ACU's CTC training course to ensure that they have the basic skills necessary to ride safely at high speeds on a race circuit. The usual cost of this is £50, but any rider buying the new Arai RX-7 GP helmet during 2009 from either an Arai Five Star dealer or Accredited Dealer can receive a voucher which halves the cost of this tuition.

Courses are carried out at the ACU's headquarters in Rugby and take place each Monday throughout the year (excluding Bank holidays). Riders who have purchased the RX-7GP and wish to take up this offer need only to complete a simple form online at www.whyarai.co.uk, and a voucher will then be sent directly to them.

The ACU is the Governing Body for motorcycle sport throughout Britain and is focused on providing all participants with enjoyable, safe and competitive days of sporting action.

Commenting on this latest project, Dave Luscombe, the Business Development Manager for the ACU, said "The course is designed to ensure that the rider understands the basic safety and organisational requirements to participate in road racing, and we are delighted to be working with Phoenix and Arai to promote this initiative which we hope will encourage more potential racers and track day enthusiasts to try the course and achieve a better understanding of how the process works before they consider a move into racing".

For more information on this offer contact the ACU on 01788 566401 www.acu.org  or Phoenix on 01782 569800 www.whyarai.co.uk  A list of Five Star and Accredited Arai dealers can be found on the Phoenix/Arai website.