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Meet the UK’s Barking Bikers!


With 266 years of experience and over 60,000 miles behind them, a unique breed of motorcyclists, who are quite literally ‘barking about biking’, have been unveiled today by Bennetts. Whilst most dogs remain confined to a lead, these pet-rol heads live life in the fast lane and have been chosen by the insurance provider to launch an online initiative that identifies some of the UK’s weird and wonderful motorcycle riders and celebrates the passion for biking that they all share.

Glenn and RonnieIn the next few months Bennetts will be conducting a nationwide search to discover the UK’s wackiest motorcyclists, which has kicked off with a search for the top canine cruisers. After being inundated with photographs and stories from across the country, they whittled down the entries to five top dogs who will be profiled on the company’s website to encourage other bikers to send in their stories and photographs.

Sharing a passion for motorbikes and riding with the wind in their ears, the Bennetts Barking Bikers are: Boxer Slobber, aged 8 from Salisbury. Terrier Pepper, aged 10 from Cheltenham, Border Terrier Minnie, aged 9 from the New Forest, Terrier Ronnie, aged 2 from Warrington and Jack Russell Rocket, aged 9 (63 dog years) from Grimsby.

Peter and MinnieWith an array of compartments and harnesses to carry the dogs, together with goggles and accessories to ensure they look the part, these howling Hell’s Angels are kings of the road. Having covered over 27,000 miles in her lifetime, Border Terrier Minnie is the most experienced rider, travelling an average of 3,000 miles per year with her owner Peter Garner. With regular journeys of over 50 miles, Minnie is desperate to accompany Peter whenever he goes out on his bike.

Bennetts Marketing Director, Mark Fells said, “We wanted to launch a section on our website that celebrates the passion for motorbikes which all bikers share and we’re always looking for unusual biking stories – the barking bikers definitely fit the bill! By featuring them on our website, we hope many more bikers share their stories, photos and love of biking with us.”

To find out more about the Bennetts Barking Bikers, log onto www.bennetts.co.uk