We are living in strange times!
The Covid-19 crisis saw us just ticking over in April and May with the showroom and workshop shut. But, since reopening at the start of June, we’ve been flat out.
Business picked up quickly with three consecutive weeks of record bikes sales in June. The workshop team is pulling out all the stops to catch up and clear the backlog of servicing, maintenance and MOTs.
Director Dave Willis said: “It’s definitely busier than we would be normally at this time of year. June last year was quite quiet but this year it’s been ridiculous.
“The knock-on effect of selling lots of bikes in June was having to deliver more bikes than ever which was a stretch because of Covid catch-up and supply chain shortages.
“The workshop has been particularly busy catching up from the Covid backlog and with all those additional sales.”
July saw us deliver the biggest number bikes in a single month since 2010.
“I must thank our customers for their patience during what has been a trying time. People haven’t been put off buying a new bike – they’ve just delayed it.”
Sales have continued steadily throughout July and into August, a month when registrations traditionally slow slightly.
“A lot of people who had planned holidays abroad now seem to be choosing to go touring on their bikes. We’ve had a lot of people buying luggage to go away on trips in this country,” explained Dave.
“Hopefully it will continue, along with the good weather.”
What we’ve missed this year is taking our bikes to shows and meeting potential new customers.
“All the shows were cancelled so we’ve not got out and about. Nor have we been able to do organised demo rides.
“It’s been difficult to get our name out there but, all things considered, we’re not in a bad place.”