BLACK HORSE TAKES A RIDE ON THE SAFE SIDE
May 3 2006.
Black Horse Motorcycle Finance, in partnership with the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), Honda UK and the 2006 Kennedy Group International North West 200 team, are launching a competition to promote the award winning Bikesafe NI initiative at this year's North West 200.
Bikers are being given the opportunity to win a pillion ride around the North West 200 circuit on Race Day, behind Ian Lougher, Michael Rutter or Steve Platter. The lap will be on a Black Horse branded Honda Fireblade, and will be escorted by two of the Bikesafe NI coordinators, Bill Holden and Stevie Nugent. The progress of the competition winners will be monitored by Ulster TV, who will be aboard a third Fireblade.
Entry to the competition, which opened on the 1st March 2006, can be made at www.bikesafe.co.uk  - simply log onto PSNI web page. The closing date for the competition is the 8th May and the draw will take place on the 9th May at the NW200 paddock. The pillion ride itself will take place on Race Day - Saturday, 13th May.  
Bikesafe (NI) is an initiative that was launched by the police in Northern Ireland to encourage riders to adopt advanced riding skills in order to improve safety on the roads. The team assesses riders' skills on road positioning, anticipation, riding style and safety awareness, and shows them new skills to enable them to enjoy their bike even more. Riders who successfully take an assessed ride also benefit from lower insurance premiums.
As market leaders, Black Horse Motorcycle Finance takes bike safety very seriously, and as such, has heavily supported the BikeSafe initiative over the last four years, working closely with Bikesafe to help them achieve their objectives, as well as sponsoring the Honda Fireblade bikes that the Northern Irish police ride.  Watch out for John Anderson, Motorcycle Finance Director for Black Horse undertaking an assessment of his riding style on Friday, 12th May on one of the Black Horse Honda Fireblades.
Black Horse is committed to motorcycling, and takes a great pride in supporting the Motorcycle Industry through various sponsorships, and promoting key initiatives like Bikesafe.