NATIONAL motorcycling competitor Reece Rothwell has returned to the UK after helping test state-of-the-art bike tyres.
Michelin bosses invited the young marketing assistant at Ghostbikes, part of UK Good Deals, to their headquarters in South France after he reached third place in the Triumph Triple Challenge.
Reece was one of three invited to Clermont-Ferrand to tour the tracks and try out the latest gear on Michelin’s motorcycle test routes.
The 18-year-old said he was thrilled to take part.
He added: “We got to test five or six of their best bikes out – some of them I’m not allowed to ride in this country yet so it was an amazing experience.”
To celebrate ranking high in the T3 races this year the group were also given the opportunity to take to the road on Michelin’s 550 quads.
Reece said: “They were like monsters – absolutely huge – and we got to drive them across a massive wilderness. It was amazing.”
The young competitor, from St Helens Road, Bolton, is sponsored by Ghostbikes, a market leader in motorcycle clothing, Pit Bikes and accessories in the UK and Europe. When Reece isn’t competing across Britain he assists the company in picking their range of products and testing they meet a real biker’s standards.
You can follow Reece’s blog to find out how he gets on in the British Superbike Championships this year at www.reecerothwell.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @_Ghostbikes. Visit Ghostbikes’ website to view all the latest deals to keep you in the fast lane at www.ghostbikes.com.