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Thu, 24 Jan 2019

Jack Nowell; swapping rugby kit for motorcycle gear

When England international Rugby player, Jack Nowell turned up at Bridge wishing to get his motorcycle licence, naturally we started him off with the fundamentals; getting the right kit for the job.

Jack has wanted to get his bike licence for a while now and an injury sustained before Christmas gave him plenty of time to contemplate finally biting the bullet and getting it done.

“I’ve always liked bikes and when I saw them out on the road I thought they were cool” the Cornishman recalled. “Being injured gives you quite a lot of free time and you want something to take your mind off it and I thought, you know what, it’s a perfect time to do it!”

Dropping by our Clothing and Accessory department recently, he wanted to get fully kitted out with all the best gear to ensure that he not only looks the part, but is also protected, should the worst happen.

Helmet – HJC R-PHA 70 £329.99

Starting with the most important area to protect, Jack wanted a helmet that was up to the business and opted for HJCs R-PHA 70. For its £329.99, it offers plenty of bang for your buck too and comes laden with tech and features that few other helmets share in this price bracket.

Jack Nowell at Bridge Motorcycles

  • Carbon fibre, aramid and carbon-glass hybrid fibre shell construction
  • Enhanced shock-resistant performance and lightweight design
  • Multi cool interior with advanced anti-bacteria fabric
  • Moisture wicking lining for quick drying and comfort
  • Emergency interior removal system for ambulance crews in case of an accident
  • Double D fastening system
  • Internal drop down sun visor
  • Large aperture quick release visor
  • Anti-Fog Skipfog lens included

Richa Goodwood jacket £299.99

Marrying classic good looks with modern protection, Richa’s Goodwood jacket is the perfect accompaniment to those who want something that’ll look good both on and off the bike. With its removable thermal lining too, it’ll still be great when the mercury drops too! It also comes fitted with excellent D3O armour fitted at the shoulder, elbows and back areas too, for added peace of mind.

Jack Nowell at Bridge Motorcycles

  • Constructed from premium cowhide with special dye treatment
  • Vintage cotton lining
  • Removable thermal lining
  • CE approved D30 elbow, shoulder and back protectors
  • Short connection zip at the back to connect to Richa trousers
  • Two side pockets and two chest pockets with zip closure
  • Waist adjustment
  • Soft neoprene collar with press button closure
  • Adjustable sleeve cuff width zipper closure

Richa Original Cordura protective jeans £149.99

With casually-styled riding jeans available that offer protective qualities equivalent to that of leather alternatives, there’s really no excuse to not wear gear that will keep you safe. Jack wanted a jean that would combine comfort and style with proper motorcycle protection, so we recommended a fantastic pair of classically-styled Richa Original jeans.

Jack Nowell at Bridge Motorcycles

  • Constructed of Denim Cordura, cotton & polyester
  • Polycotton soft lining
  • CE certified D3O knee & hip protectors
  • Height adjustable hip protectors
  • Safety stitching all over the trouser
  • Fully CE certified

TCX X-Blend waterproof boots £164.99

A good pair of boots is a staple in any bikers’ wardrobe, and Jack opted to go for a pair of TCX X-Blend boots to compliment the rest of his outfit. They match the urban styling and still provide loads of protection thanks to the reinforcement areas in the heel and toe, and they’ll keep his feet dry if he gets caught out by the ever-changing British weather thanks to the waterproof lining.

Jack Nowell at Bridge Motorcycles

  • Full grain vintage leather
  • Waterproof lining
  • Reinforced toe and heel counter
  • Anatomic and replaceable inner sole
  • High wear-resistant vintage look rubber sole

Furygan James gloves £74.99

Finishing off Jacks outfit are these classically-styled gloves from Furygan. With D3O armour inserts to protect the knuckle areas, shock absorbing palm and hardwearing goatskin leather outer, these gloves are brilliant at providing style without compromise.

Jack Nowell at Bridge Motorcycles

  • Hard wearing goatskin outer construction
  • D3O metacarpals and knuckle protection
  • Shock absorbing foam at the palm area
  • Fully perforated for enhanced airflow
  • Velcro adjustable wrist retention
  • Zipped cuff closure system
  • Elasticated wrist for optimum fit