In his latest instalment, Steve’s taken himself off to somewhere that looks even colder than the UK. This time, he’s swapped his bike for a snowmobile and is gearing up to go for a couple of laps. If you can’t wait to get out there on your bike this winter, don’t forget to do as [...]
Insurance Endurance 2012.
Known simply as “Lester” to his friends, Mr Short is surprisingly competent on a motorbike despite not having a motorbike licence. He’s been riding motocross bikes since he were a lad, starting with his trusty CR-125.
He has a natural ability that would fool you into thinking he was born and raised on a motorbike, which would certainly require good balance! His confidence often out strips his ability which is why we’re all somewhat scared about him venturing out on to the road. Fellow road users beware as he’s recently passed his CBT and has plans to take his relationship with bikes to the next step and actually get his full licence.
Lester’s ability and over confidence, combined with his need for speed, was more than evident on the go-kart track whilst representing the Bike Insurer, where he recorded the fastest lap of the team for the 2011 Insurance Endurance at Daytona Milton Keynes. On the other hand, during a practice session he was black-flagged for a ramming incident in which he actually broke the kart he was driving! The highs and lows of a day in the life of Lester.
If the techies are the 1000cc engine then Lester is the reliable handle bars guiding the Bike Insurer along the winding (and often hazardous) road that is the comparison website market. He works tirelessly to ensure that we can offer the best possible prices to our customers, which is the reason why the Bike Insurer has grown so much over the last few years – by offering the best deals available. Damn right!
Going forward, Lester sees his short to medium term goals as follows (in no particular order)…