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Spada Competition winners at the Ron Haslam Race School

June 30, 2016 — 0

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To celebrate our partnership with the Ron Haslam Race School, Spada is giving away a total of 10 track day experience packages. The first two have already been given away and this is the diary of their day at the circuit.

The Spada competition was a huge success and we caught up with the two lucky winners to get them all prepped and ready for their day. Spada spent time with the guys getting some snaps and making sure that they got the best possible day.

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After signing on the guys were fully kitted out in Spada clothing, including the latest Spada helmets, Predator Gloves, Curve Evo boots and the Spada Curve Evo full leather suit which is worn and trusted by Ron Haslam himself.

The winners, Colin and Roy were given early access to the pit lane and an opportunity to look around the different bikes the school has to offer.

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The agenda for the day started with the guys meeting up with their instructor, getting to know him, talking about their motorcycle experience and explaining what they wanted to get out of the day.

Out on track for their first session, the rain might have dampened the circuit but certainly not their spirits. It was a slow and steady start for both guys but you could tell from their faces they were loving it!

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When the first session was over the guys headed back to the garages where they gained one on one instruction using static bikes. This is the real learning point for the day where the instructor gave feedback based on their riding style, offered improvement suggestions and answered any questions they had in order to improve confidence and lap times.

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Winner, Colin – “I felt more confident during every session and didn’t want it to end, Absolutely brilliant, I loved every second!”

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Back out again for the second session, the winners were even more confident, using their newly learned skills to improve their performances,

Winner, Roy – “Definitely coming away a better rider. Tuition was fantastic and made a huge difference.”

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Just before heading out for the third and final session of the day, everyone attended an advanced group briefing session where there is yet again opportunity to ask questions and gain even more knowledge about how to ride on track effectively. When all was said and done and the day was over, our Spada winners were presented with their certificates for completing the day and were given their gradings from the instructor, ranking them on their performance.

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Both Colin and Roy were a little speechless to say the least when they got to meet Ron Haslam and managed to squeeze in time for a few autographs and of course a few selfies.

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You can have your own chance of winning one of 8 more Spada Ron Haslam track days. Just keep your eyes peeled on the SpadaClothingUK Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest competitions.

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Spada announces second year of partnership with Oliver’s Mount for 2016

April 21, 2016 — 0

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Spada is proud to announce a second year of partnership with the 2016 Oliver’s Mount series. This builds on an already strong and historic relationship with Oliver’s Mount Marketing Director, Scott “Boom Boom” Beaumont, kicking off with the Spring Cup on 16th April.

  • Feridax brand Spada continues another year of big sports sponsorship with Oliver’s Mount Partnership beginning on 16th April
  • The deal was re-signed in early 2016 and sees the Spada brand yet again as circuit partner at all of the 2016 events
  • Spada will be offering special discounts to racers competing at the event as well as competitions at every round including chances to meet 2015 Gold Cup Winner (check) and Spada Ambassador Dean Harrison

“It’s a track where there’s a lot of passion for the sport from both organisers and spectators alike that attend. It also gives Spada a great opportunity to be working in partnership in a growing British road racing event – which will hopefully bring more people into the sport.” Mark Ingleby – Head of Spada.

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Oliver’s Mount road race circuit is England’s only natural ‘road’ race track and is one with a long history dating back to 1946 – as such it was a perfect match for home-grown Halesowen Based Spada Brand. With a similar history, and a shared passion for all things motorcycle, it was a partnership that was bound to happen – especially as newly appointed Oliver’s Mount Marketing Director, and local boy Scott“Boom Boom” Beaumont lives just five minutes away from the Spada Headquarters in Halesowen. Beaumont was also sponsored by sister Feridax brand Shoei back in the early 90s when starting his mountain biking career.

When choosing partners for Oliver’s Mount we were looking for companies who were passionate about road racing. We are very excited to continue our circuit partnership with Spada in 2016 as they share our vision for this incredible sport.”

Scott Beaumont – Oliver’s Mount Organiser

Spada’s own Dean Harrison, a rider with an already impressive track record, is expected to grab another win this year. Dean has been closely involved with the Spada brand for the past two seasons and is now also working as part of the recently launched ‘Spada Test Crew’. This means Dean not only wears but thoroughly tests the products – feeding back invaluable technical consultation to the Spada design team.
Working with experienced professional road racers like Dean helps Spada to create comfortable, functional and stylish race wear that performs to the highest standards.

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To stay up to date with Oliver’s Mount competitions and information, follow us on Twitter @spadaclothinguk or like the Facebook page : Spada Clothing UK.
To find out more information about the Spada Test Crew, visit www.spadaclothing.co.uk.

Find out more about Oliver’s Mount by visiting http://www.oliversmountracing.com/

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Take a Selfie for Spada and win!

April 15, 2016 — 0

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‘Hands up’ for a Spada Selfie competition…

Win our one of two pairs of our top-line Spada Predator Pro Race Gloves in the return of the Spada Selfie competition.

It’s that time again – get those selfie sticks at the ready people!

Take a selfie at this year’s Oliver’s Mount Racing and post it as a comment on our SpadaClothingUK Facebook post for a chance to win a pair of Spada Predator Gloves.
You can also tweet your Spada Selfies to @SpadaClothingUK with
‪#‎SpadaSelfie‬


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Of course, if we just happen to notice the Spada logo, our Spada stand or any of our banners in the background of your selfies it may just improve your chances a little… (Wink, wink!)

We want to see as many photos as possible, so remember – the more photos you take themore chances you get to win.

Spada Predator Gloves are our premium racing gloves, with full grain leather, pre-curved fingers, carbon knuckle and finger moulds as well as an extreme grip palm.

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday 19th April and announced on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Good luck biker people!

Terms and conditions:

1. This competition has been set up by Spada Clothing UK and Feridax and is not affiliated with or in association with any other third party.

2. Entrants must like and share the Spada Clothing UK Facebook page as well as liking the @SpadaClothingUK Twitter page to be eligible.

3. Use of any bad language or inappropriate images will not be tolerated, will be removed and the entrant banned from the competition.

4. Competition will close on the date stated within the Spada Clothing UK Facebook competition post

6. The Winner will be chosen and informed through our social media platforms – the Spada Clothing UK Facebook Page and the SpadaClothingUK Twitter page only.

7. The winner agrees to the use of their name, twitter handle, photograph, answer and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Spada Clothing UK relating to any post-winning publicity.

8. The winner must contact spada@feridax.com within 14 days with their full name, contact number and the address they want their prize delivered to. (Prizes will not be delivered outside the UK)

9. Entrants have to have liked the  the Spada Clothing UK Facebook Page or Spada Clothing UK Twitter page at time of competition winning announcement. If not those winners will be void from the competition and an alternative winner will be chosen.

10. The prize is as stated in the competition post. No cash or alternative prize will be offered.

11. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.

12. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.

13. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.

14. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.

15. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted (within 7 days), or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Spada Clothing UK reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random or withdraw the prize completely.

16. The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.

17. Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Feridax or Spada Clothing UK , its suppliers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies

associated with the competition.

18. Entrants must be aged 16 or over.

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Win tickets to Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup

April 11, 2016 — 1

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Spada are offering the chance for you and a friend to win tickets to Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup this weekend (16-17 April)

Entering is easy, all you need to do is either follow Spada on Twitter @SpadaClothingUK and tweet #Spadawin or you can like the SpadaClothingUK Facebook page and share the competition post.

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Winners will be chosen at random by a random number generator and the winners will be announced on social media Thursday 14th am. Winners will be contacted and announced on social media, winners must come back to Spada with the names of who will be attending the event and mobile contact numbers.

Tickets will be presented to winners on the morning of the event at the gates.

Terms and conditions:

1. This competition has been set up by Spada Clothing UK and Feridax and is not affiliated with or in association with any other third party.

2. Entering is easy, all you need to do is either follow Spada on Twitter @SpadaClothingUK and tweet #Spadawin or you can like the SpadaClothingUK Facebook page and share the competition post.

3. Use of any bad language or inappropriate images will not be tolerated, will be removed and the entrant banned from the competition.

4. Competition will close on the date stated on the Spada Clothing UK Facebook competition post

6. The Winner will be chosen and informed Facebook on the Spada Clothing UK Facebook Page and the SpadaClothingUK Twitter page.

7. The winner agrees to the use of their name, twitter handle, photograph, answer and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Spada Clothing UK relating to any post-winning publicity.

9. Entrants who have not liked the Spada Clothing UK Facebook Page or Spada Clothing UK Twitter page at time of competition winner announcement or before prize has been claimed, will be void from the competition and an alternative winner will be chosen.

10. The prize is as stated in the competition post. No cash or alternative prize will be offered.

11. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.

12. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.

13. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.

14. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.

15. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted (within 7 days), or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Spada Clothing UK reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random or withdraw the prize completely.

16. The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.

17. Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Feridax or Spada Clothing UK , its suppliers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competition.

 

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Spada Expandable Large Pillion Bag

February 10, 2016 — 0

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The guys at Ride magazine are well known for their thorough testing on all products related to motorcycling and their latest test was motorcycle luggage, and they tested our Spada Expandable Large Pillion Bag.

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Our high capacity 55L pillion bag scored highly in the waterproofing department with Ride magazine stating that they had no need to put the additional (included) raincover on because the waterproofing was so good. They also thought that it was really easy to load and carried a  lot.

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Another good thing about the Spada Pillion bag was that it’s proportions were similar to smaller bags tested but the capacity far exceeded expectations. Overall the Spada Pillion Bag scored a whopping 16/20.

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Spada Storm Gloves Review

October 15, 2015 — 0

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MCN took a look at the Spada Storm WP Glove and they named it in the top 5 gloves for winter! The Spada Storm Gloves Review is fantastic news for Spada, especially as the cold weather is coming!

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The Storm glove has been a staple item in the Spada range and has been highly recommended by 100’s of satisfied customers. It seems that MCN agree, stating:

“The price is low, but the spec isn’t – pre-curved fingers reduce the breaking-in time, a waterproof membrane keeps out the rain, reinforced leather palms boost protection with abrasion-resistant fabric and there’s also a rubber visor wipe on the left wipe.”

The glove is an essential piece of kit for when you are riding, especially in the winter. The reinforced leather palm, overlays and keprotec inserts will keep your hands protected in the event even of an off as well as the 100% waterproof membrane keeping your hands dry and free from the pain of sharp objects bouncing up from the ground/road.

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The gloves also come with a handy visor wipe on the left thumb to clear your visor during the winter months. The glove are available in sizes Small – XXL and at only £34.95 it’s a fantastic piece of kit.

For more information about the Spada Storm Glove and to find your nearest dealer see the SpadaClothing.co.uk website.

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Dean Harrison wins Olivers Mount Gold Cup 2015

September 14, 2015 — 0

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Congratulations to Spada sponsored Dean Harrison on winning the Olivers Mount Racing​ Gold Cup 2015.

Dean Harrison dominated the Scarborough Gold Cup meeting to clinch the coveted trophy for the first time at Oliver’s Mount.

Harrison powered to a five-timer for Northern Ireland’s Mar-Train Yamaha team, winning all four Superbike races on the YZF-R1M and adding a Supersport success for good measure on a brilliant weekend for the Bradford rider.

“It has been a while since we’ve had a weekend like that, apart from the coming together in the first ‘six hundred’ race that was a perfect weekend,” he said.

“It’s nice to finish off my year with Mar-Train like that, they’ve put so much work in all year and deserved a good weekend,” he added.

Dean Harrison wins Gold Cup 2015

Harrison has had a fantastic year so far and we at Spada are so proud to be his sponsor.

“Thanks to all the fans who braved Saturday’s weather, it’s always a great event; – brilliant to get the Cock O’ The North again and I’m really chuffed to lift the Gold Cup.”

The second Senior race was declared a result after a red flag, with Harrison earning a four-second win from Lintin and John McGuinness, who was riding his EMC2 Honda Superstock machine.

Harrison achieved victory in the second Supersport race by five seconds from Johnston, with Lintin and William Dunlop the top four.

Dean Harrison wears the Spada Curve suit – to find out more information about the curve and to find all your local dealers, see the SpadaClothing.co.uk website. 

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Large Motorcycle Clothing from Spada

August 21, 2015 — 0

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Spada have been working with Motorcycle Trader to come up with suggestions and solutions for people that need large motorcycle clothing so they can be comfortable and protected when they are out riding.

Their article in the latest edition of Motorcycle Trader takes a look at what larger riders are looking for in their clothing, such as practicality, durability and not clothing that makes people feel squeezed and self conscious or material that is really clingy.

Spada offer clothing that ranges from XS – 5XL to suit riders of every shape, size and taste. One of these being the Spada Dyno jacket, which continues to prove to be one of the best selling jackets in the range and has been a longstanding favourite with customers. The jackets popularity is down to its refined style, functionality and the fact that it’s perfectly suited for the english Winters.

Spada Dyno Jacket:

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The jacket is popular due to its heavy duty nylon construction which means it is durable and hardwearing when it comes to the harsh winter weather and the 100% breathable membrane helps with the British rain too.

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The jacket features CE approved armour in the shoulders and elbows as well as venting systems and waist adjusters for added comfort.

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Other larger clothing in our range includes:

Spada 912 waterproof overjacket and 911 waterproof trousers. “The Spada waterproof jacket and trousers and low-cost and made from nylon. 100% waterproof and windproof, elasticated waist, as well as reflective panels, zip and velcro.”

If you would like more information on the Spada Dyno, 911 trousers or 912 over jacket see the SpadaClothing UK website.

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Spada Clothing Defies Gravity!

August 6, 2015 — 0

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Here at Spada we like to be involved with all aspects of being on two wheels, from protecting people on their everyday work journey, racing around the track for BSB or new ventures such as Gravity Biking.

A Gravity Bike is a specialised two wheeled bicycle propelled by nothing other than gravity. The bikes have no chain or pedals and Gravity bike riders rely on steep gradients to push them to incredibly fast speeds. It’s something that most people have not heard of so we were keen to get involved and raise awareness of the exciting sport.

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Historically, Gravity Bikes evolved from modifying a traditional BMX where a rider would add weight, alter seating and handlebar positions and change a bikes aerodynamic characteristics in the pursuit of greater speeds. More recently, Gravity Bikes have evolved to become highly specialised and purpose built machines capable of reaching speeds over 50mph from a standing push start.

Spada recently got involved with a promising young bike rider called Zack Leader, who is motorcycle mad and dreams of becoming a motorcycle racer, but for now he’s taking his passion to Gravity Bike racing. Zack’s team is sponsored by James Ellison and Zack’s drive and tenacity is propelling him to success, doing better and better each race.

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It’s a fantastic sport and something that is a great start for young people who want to get into motorcycle racing. Zack wears the Spada Curve Suit which he has customised with the badging service to make his mark on it and wears the Spada RP700 and the Spada St1 boots to keep him safe at high speeds. Zack wears the same suit as used by Dean Harrison, Jake Dixon and Glenn Irwin around the track.

“I love the spada gear because it is all really comfortable, both when walking around the pits and riding the bike! It all looks great and I feel safe and protected at all times when wearing the gear, which is obviously what you want! It all fits well and I just love wearing it all! It does the job just as good as any other make, if not better!”

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“The thing I love most is the thrill of racing. I’ve always wanted to race bikes, so for me, gravity bike racing is not what I first expected to be racing, but I’m so happy I am! I love how close gravity bike racing is, how much of a buzz it gives me, and how unpredictable it can be!”

Zack is continuously campaigning to get the sport more recognition, regularly updating his website and promoting on social media. Zack will be competing in a Gravity Bike championship in 2016, so keep your eyes peeled. For the latest Gravity bike events see the http://www.gearboltracing.co.nr/
Zack trusts his safety to Spada, to find out more information about Spada clothing or to find your nearest Spada dealer, see the SpadaClothing.co.uk website.

Photos courtesy of Macauley Bowers.

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Harrison saved by Spada Curve Suit

June 16, 2015 — 0

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Earlier this year we watched the esteemed road race, The Vauxhall International Northwest 200, based in Northern Ireland.

The event had been full of surprises but on Saturday 16th May the Superstock race was red flagged after a serious accident involving Dean Harrison, Stephen Thompson and Horst Saiger. The crash occurred at 100mph+ on a stretch of track between the York corner and the Mill road roundabout, leaving Saiger and Thompson being taken away in an ambulance for treatment. Luckily  Dean walked away unhurt.

Dean’s remarkable escape was due to the durability of his racing leathers, at the time he was wearing the Spada Curve Suit. The Spada Curvesuit took the full brunt of Harrison’s slide off his bike at around 100mph. Thankfully for Dean, the suit did exactly what it was designed by us to do. We  painstakingly test our  leather suits and are continuously researching and developing better protective methods to ensure that these riders stay safe.

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Harrison states: “I couldn’t be more pleased with the Spada leathers, they held up really well and I have no doubt that they’re the reason I was able to get up and wasn’t in that ambulance, I’d put my trust in them every time.” 


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“Obviously, we are really happy that our Spada leathers kept Dean safe, it’s our number one priority when we sponsor a rider. We put the same effort in developing the protection in all our products so every customer is safe and comfortable on the roads.” Mark Ingleby, Head of Spada Design.

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“Remarkably, despite being hurled from his bike, he was unhurt.” – Belfast Telegraph.

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“The crash involved Dean Harrison, Stephen Thompson and Horst Saiger, and while Harrison was able to escape uninjured, both Thompson and Saiger were taken by ambulance to hospital following treatment at the scene of the crash.” –  The Independent

See the Spada Curve Race Suit for yourself at www.spadaclothing.co.uk