Customers of lender Close Brothers Motor Finance will gain free access to motorcycle safety app RealRider for three months, after the two companies formed a partnership.

RealRider is a crash detection app, which is integrated with the BT managed 999 emergency system. In the case of an accident, the app sets off an alarm which sends the incident location and medical details such as the rider’s blood type to the nearest ambulance control room.

The app also offers riders the ability to store and share routes and points of interest with fellow bikers, together with photos and comments. Riders can plan solo or group ride outs thanks to a weather widget providing real-time or 3-5 day forecasting. Important prompts such as service and MOT alerts can also be sent straight from the phones’ calendar.

As a result of a partnership formed between the two companies, any motorcyclist renewing or taking out finance on a motorcycle or accessories with Close Brothers Motor Finance will have free access to the app for the first three months.

The normal price for RealRider is £3.99 per month.

Andrew Richardson, chief commercial officer of RealRider’s parent company, Realsafe Technologies, added: “I’m delighted to be working in partnership with Close Brothers’ which already counts tens of thousands of bikers among its customers.

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“It is a great opportunity for riders to check out a technology which could potentially save their lives and demonstrates Close Brothers’ own commitment to helping its policyholders stay safe on the road, particularly at this time of year.”

Neil Richardson, head of the Motorcycle Division at Close Brothers Motor Finance, commented: “We’re excited about what this innovative partnership will mean for consumers that buy bikes on finance, especially given RealRider’s commitment to top of the range technology. Safety and security are two of our key goals, and we’re looking forward to working with RealRider to offer motorcyclists some piece of mind this winter.

“We’re committed to putting our dealers in a position to ensure that the best offers and equipment are available to their customers, be it stock on the forecourt or apps on their phones. This partnership gives dealers something special to add to their offering as we approach the Christmas season.