Metropolitan Police officer, Bruce Smart is relying on Bridgestone tyres for his solo motorbike world tour titled, Teapot One, where he will be
attempting to raise £1 million for charity.
Bruce’s Suzuki GSX-R 600 will be fitted with Battlax BT-023 tyres provided by Bridgestone. The high-performance touring tyres will pass through 72
countries and territories including Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe. Travel will begin and end at the Cenotaph memorial in
London, in October.
Bruce’s late mother was the inspiration behind his decision to undertake the 18 month, 100,000 mile world trip. She encouraged him to live his life
with no regrets.
Funds raised will aid St. Christopher’s Hospice, The Children’s Trust, The Born Free Foundation and The Royal British Legion.
Bruce Smart said: "Tackling an intensive journey this long by myself which requires travel across many different landscapes, I knew I needed to have
the utmost faith in the quality and durability of my kit which is why I turned to Bridgestone. I am so grateful and pleased that Bridgestone is my
official tyre partner and I know that with their products on my bike, I’m ready to take on whatever twists and turns the journey presents.”
BT-023 tyres have an angle groove pattern that will provide long wear throughout the expedition. Excellent grip, shock-absorption and straight-line
stability at high speeds are qualities that Bridgestone’s Mono Spiral Belt technology will provide Bruce throughout his travels. Stability and a
reassuring shoulder grip are results of the three layer compound found in the rear tyre, these are further benefits that help long trek drivers feel
secure on the open road.
Dan Woodward, trade marketing executive for Bridgestone, said: “Travel is bound to be taxing on the rider and tyres which is why Bridgestone chose to
supply Bruce with our best bike tyre, the Battlax BT-023, which will afford him a comfortable and enjoyable ride – no matter what terrain he
encounters. Bridgestone is honoured and proud to participate in this amazing project and we wish Bruce all the best.”