Touring bikers now have no problem finding a place to pitch up!
Mar 4 2010 Posted by Lewis Shields
Motorcyclists have traditionally had a hard time finding places they are welcome to pull up to in order to get a good night’s kip after a long journey on the road.
This was brought to the attention* of leading online camping and caravanning website www.pitchup.com which has as a result added a search facility for motorcycle-friendly accommodation.
There are currently more than 40 campsites around the UK and Ireland listed on www.pitchup.com as being motorcycle-friendly, where bikers have no need to worry about disturbing the peace.
Daniel Yates, Managing Director, Pitchup.com, says the depth of search on the site is its most unique feature, as there are multiple search options for holidaymakers to carefully select the campsite or holiday park that meets their needs best.
“When we first launched the website in July last year, we didn’t realise how hard it was for bikers to find a place to stay. As soon as this was brought to our attention by users we knew it would be useful, so we rapidly implemented a search function.”
To make the journey to the campsite even easier, Pitchup has also joined forces with TomTom so bikers can navigate quickly to motorcycle friendly campsites and holiday parks.
The partnership gives riders the ability to download locations to their TomTom satellite navigation devices by clicking the "Add to TomTom" button** on the Pitchup.com website.
*The request was submitted via Pitchup.com’s user feedback tool, http://brightidea.pitchup.com, where users can submit ideas on how to improve the site and vote for their favourite suggestions.
**The button is visible on Pitchup.com in the top right-hand corner of campsite pages or the “places to go” section, for example: http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/East_Anglia/Norfolk/Burnham_Deepdale/deepdale-camping/
The most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector, Pitchup.com features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search using a number of criteria in order to tailor and fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals.
Issued by Flagship Consulting
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