Melksham tyre dealer signs supply contract with Trail & Offroad Events

By Anita Jaynes on 2 March, 2016

Carson Tyres of Bowerhill Industrial Estate, together with tyre manufacturer Bridgestone have entered into an adventurous tyre agreement with a hugely popular off-road experience centre, after a glowing recommendation that gained traction with the customer.

Trail & Offroad Events, also based in Melksham, choose the Bridgestone Gritty enduro tyres for its fleet of ten Honda CRF250L student motorbikes and two CRF450XRL instructor motorbikes, much to the delight of Carson Tyres owner David Carson and Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer.

Trail & Offroad director Martin Chappell visited Carson Tyre & Autocare in Lancaster Park, Melksham, asking for a durable, high-performance tyre that would suit his requirements; David, was quick to recommend the Bridgestone brand and the enduro and trail activity experts have been suitable impressed.

David said: “We have been supplying tyres to Trail & Offroad for three years and they were looking for a change in tyre manufacturer, which is when I mentioned Bridgestone. As a motorcyclist myself, I have ridden tens of thousands of miles on Bridgestone tyres and the overall quality is second to none. I’ve always had satisfied customers and I knew Martin would be pleased.”

“With the amount of miles they undertake, it is important to find the right solution and after some discussion, we arrived at the Bridgestone Gritty as the answer.”

Trail & Offroad are professional providers of tuition and experiences in enduro and trail, offering training days, team building events, bike hire and race support for charity events such as Dawn to Dusk.

Martin added: “We needed a hard wearing, grippy enduro tyre and this is what the Bridgestone Gritty gives us. I’ve been absolutely impressed with the handling of the bikes since making the switch. With riders of all abilities coming to us for off-road experiences, it is critical to get a tyre that offers stability and reassurance. Suffice to say, we couldn’t be happier.”

Bridgestone’s business development manager Steve Watts said: “It is always nice to be recommended like this and to receive this kind of feedback. We are proud of our range of premium bike tyres and the levels of confidence they provide both on the road and out on tracks like those at Trail & Offroad.”

“We were only too happy to assist here and are proud to be associated with an exciting organisation like Trail & Offroad.

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