Business As Unusual?

It’s been a strange few months, hasn’t it? We’d like to start by showing appreciation to all our key workers, especially those in the NHS who have had to really step up during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the early part of lockdown it was our privilege to offer our services for these workers and we’ve appreciated all the feedback we’ve received whilst getting to grips with running a business in a world of social distancing!


So what’s happening at S&D?


We’re back open full-time, with a slight change to our opening hours, we’re now closed on Mondays but open later during the week and extended the opening times on Saturdays.


New & Used bike sales have been very good recently with lots of customers deciding that riding a motorcycle is going to be far safer than commuting via train… and a lot more fun. As a main agent for both AJS & Herald Motor Co. we have a great stock of new motorcycles to compliment our regular stock of used bikes, we’ve got something for everyone!


In the shop we’re limiting the number of people in at any given time, making sure we’re regularly cleaning down surfaces and disinfecting everything possible. Anyone looking for a crash helmet is given a free balaclava before trying one on and they get the anti-bac treatment after. Our suppliers are operating at a good level so any clothing or accessories you need that we don’t have a readily available within reason.


In the workshop it’s been all systems go, the boost in commuter traffic mixed with the fantastic weather we’ve had means we’re as busy as ever for service, repair, tyres & MOT so if you need anything doing get that booking in sooner rather than later.


As is the norm, tyres are always the talking point when it comes to in-season riding and Sales Manager, Ben’s, recommendation is the Michelin Road 5:


“The Michelin Road 5 is a new generation of tyre which gives excellent grip in all weather conditions and has proven to not only give great grip but also durability often lasting up to 12,000 miles before a new set is required. From a riders perspective they give you great feedback and give you all the confidence you’ll need in any condition.”


If we can be of service, don’t hesitate to give us a call.