August 4 2009.

Pictured [left to right]: Roger Keys, Veronica Tremino, Angie Mavar

A rider who picked up a competition entry form at a South Coast motorcycle parts wholesaler has won a brand new Gilera Runner 50 SP scooter in a pan-European competition.

David Tremino entered the competition after visiting BEKS Wholesale, the Worthing based VARTA battery distributors. He had to upload a photo of himself on his stationary motorcycle displaying the familiar VARTA Victory-V sign and submit it to the VARTA website for a free prize draw run in Britain and eight other European countries by the manufacturer of VARTA batteries, Johnson Controls.

David's sister Veronica was presented with the scooter at BEKS Wholesale on Wednesday 29th July by VARTA Marketing Manager Angie Mavar together with Roger Keys, the proprietor of BEKS Wholesale and manager to Grand Prix biker Scott Redding. David's winning photo in the "Give me a VARTA-V" motorcycle battery promotion can be viewed on  

Another British winner, Calum Smith of Carlisle in Cumbria, has won one of 20 TomTom Rider motorcycle navigation systems also on offer in the free prize draw.

The competition supported the launch of the new VARTA Funstart motorcycle battery range in Spring this year.