Competition seeks to capture the essence of motorcycling in London

13.31 | 3 April | | 6 comments

Riders across London have the chance to win a track day for two at the legendary Brands Hatch circuit as part of a new competition.

The ‘SNAP’ competition, organised by 2Wheels London, is very simple to enter; the only criteria is that the photo must contain at least one powered two wheeler – motorcycle, scooter or moped – being used in and around the Capital either for leisure, commuting or at work.

Photos that contain any dangerous or illegal activity will not be considered.

The prize for the winning entry is a track day at Brands Hatch to a maximum value of £200. Alternatively, the winner can choose to receive £200 of vouchers from Infinity Motorcycles.

The runner-up and third placed entry will receive £100 and £75 Infinity Motorcycles vouchers respectively, with a further five £25 Infinity Motorcycles vouchers for the ‘best of the rest’.

The competition is being promoted on the 2Wheels London website and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter).

Liz Brooker MBE, chair of 2Wheels London, said: “We’re hoping to engage with more of the Capital’s riders through this competition, and deliver some important safety messages and information along the way.

“This competition provides riders with an opportunity to get creative and show off their photography skills – while at the same time capturing the essence of motorcycling in London.”

The closing date for entries is 30 April.

*2Wheels London works in partnership with London boroughs and local businesses to provide powered two-wheeler (PTW) riders with useful safety information and advice.


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    Thank you guys. The 2WL programme is expertly project managed by the London Road Safety Council (led by Debbie Huckle at Brent and Liz Brooker MBE at Lewisham) so feel free to contact them directly if there’s anything you can offer to help support / raise awareness further.


    Jan James CEO Good Egg Safety, London
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    Thanks Jan also noted. If I can be of any assistance to you and your endeavours then please contact me initially through the office at this site.

    Anything to to make riding safer.


    Bob Craven
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    Thanks, Jan, noted.


    Nigel ALBRIGHT
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    These are both valid points although I suspect written with a lack of understanding about how 2WL actually works. See http://www.2wheelslondon.com

    It targets leading employers across the capital to leverage their direct relationship with riding employees who are usually using their bikes for daily commute. The target group are elusive and eclectic in that they can cover all ages ranges and varying social status.

    Many ride to beat the current congestion charges and to ‘beat the traffic’ with a lower perceived cost.

    These employers (including the likes of Siemens, Royal Mail, Deliveroo, Ocado etc) disseminate the blogs and information to help keep their rider staff a little safer. It contributes towards their ‘duty of care’ and many have now embedded the programme as part of their overall CSR policies.

    The competition is to increase the reach and exposure beyond the employer stakeholder confines to target riders who may well find this competition attractive. Those who do are likely the ones 2WL needs to reach.

    They are then directed to interesting and engaging ‘safety’ information which they otherwise may be unaware of.


    Jan James CEO Good Egg Safety, London
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    I agree. I have for years shown opposition to many of the track day adventures on You Tube that come over from the States that some motorcyclist obviously enjoy. Yes it’s true that some 50% of modern bikes sold are of the replica racing kind and yes many can do 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds and many have a top speed of 150 mph plus. That said they are not usually commuter bikes found in and around London. They are generally for evening or weekend riding by weekend warriors.

    The greatest danger is to the commuter who in general is a young and/or inexperienced motorcyclists who just passes the CBT to use the bike as a cheap form of commute without any thought at that time for taking the DSVA test and is therefore left to his own devices to make his own faltering way in that, or any busy conurbation.

    He is by far the most vulnerable of motorcyclists. Some 2/3rd of incidents occur in urban situations and some 90% of all motorcycle accidents occur within 5 miles of home. Many such incidents, as much as 60% of all incidents occur on roundabouts, mainly mini ones and involve a motorcyclist.


    Bob Craven
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    It’s great that an organisation wants to improve the safety of urban motorcyclists, bu they promo it with a racing motorbike picture! Perhaps the first thing they need to recognise is that the mentality for good track racing and that for safely riding on the roads is so different that the two should not be put together. Whilst this is targeted at the urban motorcyclist inevitably some of those will also ride on the open roads. On the track are they going to be teaching track lines or, road lines? The two have significant differences and the former can be far less safe in road conditions, indeed sometimes dangerous. And overtaking. The approach to overtaking on the track is so completely different to setting up a safe overtake on the roads. In turn, this poses the question as to whether they will be using track or racing orientated instructors. If so, then, in my opinion, they are almost certainly largely wasting their time before they start.


    Nigel ALBRIGHT
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