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Crit’Air French Clean Air Stickers – What you need to know for driving in France now!

If you are hiring a vehicle to go to France, please do let us know if you will be driving/riding in Paris, Lyon or Grenoble. We will need to apply for a Crit Air Sticker for you.

The French clean air stickers – called Crit’Air vignettes – are part of a six-category sticker system that applies to all motor vehicles in certain areas to identify what emissions they produce.

The six categories have six colours that denote how heavily polluting the vehicle is according to its Euro emissions standard

The vignette, or sticker system has been introduced to reduce the emissions output in larger cities, so on days where certain cities are at risk of reaching their Euro emissions limit, heavily polluting vehicles can be refused entrance based on the Crit’Air sticker they are displaying on the windscreen.

The initiatives applies to all cars, motorbikes and lorries and affects both French residents and foreign drivers/riders – although if you have a particularly old car that does not conform to any emissions standards, you won’t be eligible for a vignette and you won’t be permitted to drive/ride your vehicle during those times when restrictions are imposed, so between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday.

Models registered before 1997, motorbikes and scooters from before June 2000, and trucks and buses from before 2001 are the main offenders in terms of emissions.

It is also worth noting that the Crit’Air scheme also applies to disabled vehicle owners.

The stickers are currently in use in Paris, Lyon and Grenoble.  22 other Cities are looking to introduce this system.

 

The MCE British Superbike Championship Round 6

The quickest, easiest and most enjoyable way to get to Brands Hatch is by bike!

SUPERBIKE RENTAL TO THE RESCUE – Call us on 01277 366602 to check availability and get your last minute motorcycle hire locked in.

Brands Hatch is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and can lay claim to being the busiest race circuit in Europe.

There will be three days of action, with mouth-watering  motorcycles from Ducati, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Suzuki, and more, plus a lively weekend-long festival atmosphere and a huge campsite

MCE BSB has never been stronger, with former champions Shane Byrne (Ducati) and Josh Brookes (Yamaha) taking on nearly-man Leon Haslam and young-gun Luke Mossey (Kawasaki). Plus top stars James Ellison, John Hopkins, Christian Iddon and Sylvain Guintoli will all be in the mix too!

There has been a race track at Brands Hatch since 1926, when the land was first used for grass track bike racing. In those days, competitors ran anti-clockwise, but the direction of the circuit was switched in 1954.

The heritage of Brands is vast – name any famous driver from the last 50 years or so and they are bound to have cut their teeth racing here. Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Barry Sheene, Jack Brabham, Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are among the countless drivers to have raced and won at Brands over the years.  Nigel Mansell scored his first Grand Prix victory here, also winning the final F1 World Championship race at Brands Hatch in 1986. The circuit became the spiritual home of the World Superbike Championship in the 1990s and 2000s, and hosted the first A1 Grand Prix in 2005.

Brands Hatch lies to the south-east of London and is situated on the A20 near to West Kingsdown, some three miles from Junction 3 of the M25. It is also linked via the A20 the M20 and M25/26 motorways.

 

IOM TT 2017 – It’s not too late

THOUGHT YOU WERE TOO LATE TO GET A FERRY CROSSING FOR THE IOM TT THIS YEAR?

We have it on good authority that there will be plenty of ferry tickets up for grabs in the re release ticket run on the  6th March 2017.

Booking Lines will be opening at 08:30 and calling to reserve your ticket will be the way to go.  Last year the online booking system crashed due to high demand.

So set your alarm and keep pressing redial until you get through.

Steam Packet Company – +44 (0) 1624 661661

IOM Breaks – +44 (0) 1624 694456

 

 

WINTER OFFER

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GET 25% OFF ALL MOTORCYCLE HIRE WITH OUR WINTER OFFER.

This offer is for hire periods booked and used before 31st March 2017.

Here at Superbike Rental we are constantly

 ‘setting the standard for others to follow’

For more information about motorbike hire, please call the team on 01277 366 602.

Usual Terms & Conditions Apply http://www.superbikerental.co.uk/terms-conditions.php.

Quote Promo Code WO25 at time of booking.

Christmas Gift Vouchers – Last Chance!

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Still looking for the perfect gift?!

Last chance to purchase your Motorcycle Hire Gift voucher and receive it in time for Christmas.

The voucher will be customised and will include your choice of picture and personal message.  The voucher will be valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Don’t delay, call NOW  01277-366602.

 

 

 

Christmas shopping can be stressful! Superbike Rental has just made it easier.

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Are you looking for the perfect surprise to spoil your loved ones, friends or employees this year?

Look no further, we have the ideal solution…..

Give them a Motorcycle Hire Gift Voucher and put a smile on someone’s face.

We have an extensive fleet of bikes to suit every taste, occasion and budget. Gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount or if you prefer they can be for a specific bike or time period.

The voucher will be customised and will include your choice of picture and personal message.  The voucher will be valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Contact us for further information or Gift Voucher idea’s 01277-366602.

Milan Motorcycle Show 2016

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It’s show time again! Milan here we come to choose some new bikes to add to the rental fleet for 2017.

Mark and Ben are on their way to check out the bikes, birds and bolognese. Eicma is the world’s largest motorcycle show and it’s currently underway in Milan, Italy

The Milan bike show is always a massive event on the motorcycle lovers calendar, 2016 EIMCA looks amazing. The word is out that there is a new lightweight special from Ducati, more powerful models from Aprilia and overhauled Moto Guzzis too.  BMW is out to impress with their carbon HP4 Race prototype, Honda show casing their new Fireblade and KTM has been busy too.

Grab yourself a ‘cracking’ deal on Motorbike Rental this Easter!

Spring is here and the bike season has started so brush off your bike gear and make the most of the Egg-tended Easter weekend on two wheels. We have been very busy throughout the winter preparing our extensive motorbike Rental fleet ahead of another busy season.

Although Easter is early this year and the air temperature will be low but the Weather forecast is expected to be Sunny and dry, so wrap up turn on the heated grips and heated seat and get biking!

Egg-clusive Motorbike Rental this Easter! Rent a bike for the Easter weekend! Four days but only pay for three days. This means you can collect your bike on Thursday 24th around 3pm and return to us at 9am on Tuesday 29th. We can also delivery and collection your rental bike, just to make your weekend even better. (Charges apply)

Don’t forget to pick up your free Easter egg!

HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL THE STAFF AT SUPERBIKE RENTAL

Other facts about Easter!!

The Easter Bunny

In Anglo-Saxon times the hare was an important symbol of fertility so it played a starring role in the pagan festival of Eostre. In fact Eostre was named after the Saxon goddess of spring. Legend claims that this mystical goddess found a wounded bird and turned it into a hare so it could survive the winter. When this very same hare found it could lay eggs it made a gift of its eggs to the goddess who had protected him. And so the tradition of the Easter hare, or bunny, as it became, was born.

Chocolate Easter eggs 

Eggs have long been seen as an important fertility symbol, and are associated with the ‘rebirth’ signalled by the coming of spring. When people first starting giving eggs as offerings and gifts at Easter time, they used birds’ eggs. They were painted bright colours to echo the vibrancy of the colours of spring after the darkness of winter.

Hot cross buns

The tradition of eating hot cross buns on Good Friday has its roots even further back than early Christianity. Buns marked with a cross were eaten by the Saxons during their spring celebrations – it’s believed that the bun represented the moon and the cross the moon’s quarters. Christians continued the tradition but to them the cross symbolises the Jesus’ crucifixion. 

Simnel cake

The special fruit cake eaten at Easter, known as Simnel cake, is steeped in traditional symbolism. Traditionally the cake has a layer of marzipan on top and is decorated with marzipan balls – these symbolise the disciples, though Judas is left out and only 11 balls are added to the cake.