Motorcycle theory test revision pays off for lucky soldier

Daniel Sutton from Shipton Bellinger in Hampshire couldn’t believe his luck when he found out that he’d won a competition run by TSO (The Stationery Office), the official publisher for the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), to win £1,000 of motorcycle gear.

Daniel, of the 2nd Royal Tank regiment, received the call just days before he was due to head to Afghanistan. He was preparing for his motorcycle theory test using The Official DSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists book and entered the competition featured within the title, not thinking he would hear anything back. He became this year’s winner by proving his knowledge of safe riding by correctly answering the competition questions and completing a tie breaker.

TSO runs the competition each year across their portfolio of official books and software for learner riders preparing for their theory and practical tests.

The competition questions are designed to encourage safe and responsible riding, whilst the tie breaker gives entrants the chance to explain how learning to ride will change their life. Daniel was considered a deserving winner with his answer: ‘Joining the Army tours of Iraq and Afghanistan has taken its toll. A motorbike will take away all the stress and give me freedom.’

Daniel had just enough time before leaving for his next tour of duty to visit Infinity Motorcycles in Southampton to choose his new gear. Trevor Cooke, Manager at Infinity said: ‘We have a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team here who were only too pleased to be able to help Daniel select the right gear to keep him safe. We stock all the top brands, catering for every budget from beginners to advanced motorcyclists.’

Daniel said: ‘I have no gear yet so winning this competition was a great help. Bike gear is not cheap these days and now I can get some great protective gear, “the Missus'” mind will be a little more at ease when I'm on the roads.’

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