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Sunderland’s Terry Haley scoops 1st prize in the Dickies Wheel Change Challenge

Sunderland’s Terry Haley scoops 1st prize in the Dickies Wheel Change Challenge

Terry Haley, 53, came home with a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 300 this week after winning first prize in the Wheel Change Challenge at Motorcycle Live, sponsored by global market leading workwear company Dickies, which took place at the NEC recently.
 
The aim of the challenge was to replace the back wheel of a British Superbike faster than anyone else and Terry’s time of 47.75 seconds blitzed the rest of the entries and was even quicker than several BSB superstars Jamie Whitham and Steve Parish.
 
Competition sponsors Dickies gave the bike away which is part of a major campaign with the British Superbike series. Dickies are the title sponsors of the British Supersport Championship and also main sponsors of UK Worker of the Year, which is a national competition open to everyone in the UK’s workforce. The 2016 version of this will see the winner walking away with year’s free shopping from associate sponsor ASDA, the choice of a luxury holiday, new car or bike and the additional chance to win an additional cash prize of £250,000.00.
 
Dickies’ sales and marketing director, Maurice Morton said, Terry was a very worthy winner of our bike and I’m convinced it’s gone to a good home. Dickies have invested heavily in the motorbike, BSB and competition sectors in the past and 2016 will see an even greater involvement, including our own clothing range for the bikers.”Terry receiving his Kawasaki Ninja prize with Dickies Sales and Marketing Director, Maurice Morton and British Superbike legend, Chris Walker
 
Terry was delighted with his prize bike and was eager to ride it once he returned to Sunderland. He said: “The bike is a dream and the unique Dickies’ design livery looks fantastic.”
 
Terry studied motor vehicles at Wearside Technical College of further education and went on to work at Cowies of Sunderland in the motorcycle department before there was a downturn in the bike world and left to run his own garage for many years before joining the military. He served all round the world before returning to Sunderland and working for the local council, servicing the municipal fleet.
 
He added: “I've owned motorcycles all my life, it’s my passion and I've probably owned close to 50 motorcycles over the last few decades, so I would have been disappointed if I hadn’t done well in the Dickies Wheel Change Challenge.
 
“The Kawasaki looks lovely next to my current bikes, a Suzuki DRZ 400 trial bike with a 440 conversion and an Aprilia Factor R Tuono 1000 and the next thing in my plans is to try and win one of the amazing UK Worker of the Year prizes.”