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Help requested posted on 9th August 2017:

Motorcycle safety campaign.

Highways England are hoping to launch a young riders motorcycle safety campaign and we're trying to get hold of some crash distressed clothing… is there any person or organisation that can help us source authentic crash distressed clothing for us? Clearly nothing would be used whatsoever without permissions from the original owners. Thank you.

Jonathan Small

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Response posted on 9th August 2017 by:
Julie Jones

E: julie.jones@oxfordshire.gov.uk
T: 01865 321682

Motorcycle safety campaign.

Hi Jonathan,

I can't offer suggestion ref 'real' powered two wheeler crash clothing. However, we used to have something similar to encourage moped riders to choose suitable clothing (& footwear). We faked up some jeans and jackets by shredding them/wearing fabric through by using a sanding belt (for woodwork?).
Hope that's of some help.
Julie


Response posted on 10th August 2017 by:
Kevin Wilcox

E: kevin.wilcox@staffordshire.gov.uk
T: 07855 336922

Motorcycle safety campaign.

Hi Jonathan, although I don't have the clothing you require I am interested in what you are doing and would like to chat. We have a few young rider initiatives and things that might be of interest including a leaflet on gear targeting young riders(all the others I've seen only target older riders)and our Biker Jack scheme. I organised the 'Young Rider Motorcycle Safety Conference' last year and I am speaking about young riders at the National Motorcycle Conference at the end of the month. I also initiated the National Young Rider Group which hasn't really gone anywhere, which Lisa Scott from your organization attended. Hope you can call me to discuss why and what you're doing.


Response posted on 10th August 2017 by:
Garrad

E: garrad.bailey@southglos.gov.uk
T:

Motorcycle safety campaign.

Hi Jonathan

A few years ago I asked the motorcycle clothing company Hood to produce a drag tested set of kit for me. I sent them a motorcycle jacket / a fleece jacket which they cut in half and sewed together, and a pair or joggers which they cut in half and sewed to their motorcycle jeans. They did a drag test of 40mph over 1/4 mile. I regularly display this clothing on a mannequin to promote the benefits of correct kit. If you would like to contact me I can give you my contact at Hood.
Garrad


Response posted on 11th August 2017 by:
Saul Jeavons

E: saul.jeavons@transafenetwork.com
T:

Motorcycle safety campaign.

An appeal through one of the many facebook groups for motorcyclists is likely to get you some genuine items.

When motorcycle travel writer Sam Manicom recently posted about the issue of protective riding gear, a number of his 1,100 followers posted pictures of items of damaged kit from their own incidents, including one guy who keeps his crash damaged helmet hanging in the garage as a reminder.


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