Last year, Martin Potts, Adam Stevenson and three friends set out on an epic journey which would take them right around the perimeter of the UK, all to raise vital funds for the Essex Air Ambulance, based near to their home town.
As a racer in the BEMSEE series Martin had already used ContiRaceAttack series tyres, and impressed with the performance he approached Graham Matcham, our UK Brand Manager, to see if we could offer any support for their trip.
With Martin riding a GSX-R1000, and Adam on a YZF-R6, and some serious mileage ahead of them, Graham decided that the ideal donation was two pairs of our latest sport touring tyre – the ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO. It’s perfectly capable at handling the power of a sport bike, whilst also delivering a good return on mileage. Upgrades in wet grip with a new compounds and revised tread pattern were also ideal for the changeable UK weather encountered on their adventure.
Armed with a change of clothes, a collection bucket and their new drone camera the team covered over 3,000 miles around the UK the course of their 13 day trip, which included a week of solid riding before a two-day break in North Wales, half way back down from John O’Groats. They captured plenty of amazing footage that you can view on their Facebook page, and smashed their fundraising target of £3,000 thanks to the help of those back at home, and people they met along the way!
Martin has now put close to 6,000 miles on the ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO tyres, so we asked both him and Adam what they thought of them:
“Something that really sold the Continental’s to me was the fact they don’t need scrubbing in, I didn’t believe this when I heard it, but it’s true. Straight out of the garage I had brilliant grip and the ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO’s were really confidence inspiring with the technology to back this up. These are the longest lasting tyres I have ever had on a bike, mine have covered just under 6000 well ridden miles now and 3000 of them with the bike weighing over 300kgs. The feel and response was amazing.” – Martin Potts, GSX-R1000.
“The ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO’s were great from the off! For The UK Trip, we needed a tyre that would offer plenty of grip and take us on a journey upwards of 3000 miles and the tyres certainly delivered this well. They coped extremely well with a fully loaded bike, you could really feel the road well and the confidence it gives you through the bends was second to none. Considering a different tyre for a trip wouldn’t be an option, and I would highly recommend you try these tyres – the proof is in the pudding!” – Adam Stevenson, YZF-R6.
Awarded a ‘Best Buy’ in the coveted 2014 Motorrad magazine sport touring tyre test, which featured sport touring tyres from most major manufacturers, you can find out more about the ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO here.