For the residents of the North East of England, it seems that motorcycle racing is something of a passion. For racing enthusiasts who want to take to the roads or follow other motorcycle sporting pursuits, family run business Proto Leathers, local motorcycle clothing stockist, have everything you need for an excellent ride.

With 35 years experience in the leather and textile industry they are on hand to equip racers with top of the range motorcycle helmets including the critically acclaimed Shark Helmets UK.

Last week saw Geordie lad Chrissy Rouse become the Triumph Triple Challenge champion. At just 17 years of age, this is his 10th win this season at the Silverstone circuit, and he did it all with a 71 point lead. Rouse is certainly setting a standard, and perhaps paving the way for future motorcycle racers to follow in his tyre tracks.

Something which all racers need to think about is safety, and even Rouse in an interview after the race revealed that his team told him ‘not to do anything stupid’ and risk crashing. Available to buy at Proto Leathers is the Shark Race-R Pro motorcycle helmet which has been extensively tested to meet the demands of even the highest level of racing competition.

Shark are a company based in France and with 25 years behind them they are one the world’s leading helmet makers, and were even founded by former professional racers. For motorcyclists based in and around Newcastle you can ensure the comfort and aerodynamic efficiency of Shark helmets at a competitive price. Visit the website at http:// for the best deals and offers.