Close Brothers Motor Finance has signed a partnership with the REALRIDER motorcycle safety app.

Any motorcyclist renewing or taking out finance on a motorcycle or accessories with Close Brothers Motor Finance will have free access to the crash detection app, which is integrated with the 999 emergency system, for three months.

After an accident the app sets off an alarm which sends the incident location and medical details such as the rider’s blood type to the nearest ambulance control room.

The app also offers riders the ability to store and share routes and points of interest with fellow bikers, together with photos and comments.

Riders can plan solo or group ride outs thanks to a weather widget providing real-time or three-to-five-day forecasting. Important prompts such as service and MOT alerts can also be sent straight from the phone’s calendar.

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REALRIDER sends details of crash and rider in the event of an accident

“We’re excited about what this innovative partnership will mean for consumers that buy bikes on finance, especially given REALRIDER’s commitment to top of the range technology,” said Neil Richardson, head of the motorcycle division at Close Brothers Motor Finance.

“Safety and security are two of our key goals, and we’re looking forward to working with REALRIDER to offer motorcyclists some piece of mind this winter.

“We’re committed to putting our dealers in a position to ensure that the best offers and equipment are available to their customers, be it stock on the forecourt or apps on their phones.

“This partnership gives dealers something special to add to their offering as we approach the Christmas season.”

Andrew Richardson, chief commercial officer of REALRIDER’s parent company Realsafe Technologies - based in Gateshead -  added: “I’m delighted to be working in partnership with Close Brothers’ which already counts tens of thousands of bikers among its customers.

“It is a great opportunity for riders to check out a technology which could potentially save their lives and demonstrates Close Brothers’ own commitment to helping its policyholders stay safe on the road, particularly at this time of year.”