We are attending the annual Milan Motorcycle Exhibition, known as the EICMA. We are eager to attend so we can start to choose our new bike range for the 2018 season, we are especially interested to see the Ducati Panigale V4, definitely want one of these!!
The Exhibition attracts media and trade visitors from around the World, as every bike and product manufacturer, importer and distributor will be exhibiting at the show, to promote their forthcoming 2018 product range.
We will do our best to keep you updated while we are at the show, keep an eye on our Facebook feed!
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.
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.