Tuesday, 24 July 2018

2018: The Story So Far…


With over half the year already gone, 2018 has been proving a busy one for the Dave Barkshire team.

Back in June we celebrated 35 years in the business at the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre. Since opening his first shop in Lenwade in 1983, Dave Barkshire has become a big name across Norfolk, and it was brilliant to celebrate this achievement with so many of you. The day was a great success, raising over £500 for the Children’s Acute Transport Service.

In May, we made the decision to open our popular Hit The Dirt Enduro Practice Track on a regular fortnightly basis at weekends throughout the summer months, to make it easier for you all to plan your sessions. We’ll keep you updated via Facebook (www.facebook.com/HitTheDirtUK ) as to which weekend is which, with regular reminders as to when we’re open or closed. If you’ve not tried out the track as yet, then add it to your summer to-do list – we’re sure you’ll have a fantastic time!

In April we showcased the fabulous KTM 790 Scalpel. This is a super agile, super powerful machine with precision handling, and we had good fun announcing the demo, with Dave dressing up for the occasion!


Our Motorcycle Training Centre has been kept busy, with many new riders joining the Dave Barkshire Hall of Fame with Mod 1 and Mod 2 passes! Back in February, however, tests came to a temporary halt when snow arrived, causing a bit of a Norfolk whiteout. Whether you looking at taking your CBT, Mod 1 or 2, DAS or a refresher course, make this your summer goal and give us a call.

Back to the present and we find ourselves in sweltering temperatures. Remember to wear full protective gear, even on the hottest days to keep safe (check out our Motorcycle Centre for your kit) and keep well hydrated when riding to help you stay alert.

We’ve had a fantastic 2018 so far, we look forward to sharing the rest of it with you all!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Many Thanks

A big thank you to all of you who came to our 35 year celebration day on Saturday! We all had a great time and hope you did too.

We're pleased to announce that the event made over £500 for Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS), which gives intensive care support on the road to sick children. A great service that we're glad to help.

It was good to see so many turn out to enjoy the demo rides, raffles and tasty BBQ. Marion remarked, "Well done David and your team. I had a really nice afternoon... food was amazing!" Whilst Martin commented, "Nice to see a good turn out".

A mention must go to Alex for all his hard work in bringing the day together and to Aaron and James for their ongoing support.

Thanks to all of you, not just for sharing in Saturday's celebration, but for your friendship and custom over the last 35 years - long may it continue!

Monday, 28 May 2018

You're invited to the big event of the year!

Help us to celebrate 35 years in the business on 9th June from 9.30am to 5.00pm at the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre, Rackheath Industrial Estate NR13 6LH.

Hark back to the time when a loaf of bread cost just 35p, by enjoying our delicious BBQ at 1983 prices.

We have goodie bags, we have refreshments, we have demo rides (prior booking required) and we have great anniversary savings. There’ll also be competitions throughout the day with chances to win a FREE CBT, Enduro kit and much more!

Our spectacular range of motorcycles will leave you dazzled and delighted – check out our full KTM Street Bike Range.

Hang out with the Dave Barkshire Crew and get insider information from some great bike boffins. Rub shoulder with some of the industry’s leading representatives – KTM, Santander, Tri Motive, Dunlop and Maxxis.

Not only will you have a great day, but you’ll feel good knowing that all proceeds will be donated to charity.

It's just too good to miss!

Contact: davebarkshire@btconnect.com / 01603 722800

Thursday, 11 January 2018

What A Year!


Well, 2017 turned out to be a very busy and eventful year for the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre, our Motorcycle Training facility and the popular Hit The Dirt Practice track.

Our Rackheath Motorcycle Showroom underwent a major revamp with impressive results, and we were pleased to celebrate its completion with many of you back in November. You may have seen the event promoted on Facebook by Dave’s alter egos ‘Disco Dave’ and ‘Ringmaster Dave’. Be sure to keep abreast of our Facebook page for all our latest news and bike offers. Thank you to all of you who came along and helped to make our Open Night Spectacular a great success. We hope to see much more of you in 2018!

Over the year, a large number of successful riders passed through our purpose-built, Salhouse based Motorcycle Training facility, with passes achieved at all levels. The year ended with mod 2 passes from Fay and Martin, whilst 2018 has started with passes by Amanda, Tom and Joe. We offer training courses suitable for all abilities, so make this the year you achieve your motorcycling goals.

 


At the Hit The Dirt practice track in Swaffham, we were pleased to introduce a new refreshment area for 2017, serving hot and cold food and drinks. This has proved very popular, keeping riders fuelled up to enjoy our great forest tracks. If you’ve not tried our fantastic Enduro track, be sure to put it on your to-do list for 2018. Fans of Enduro may also have enjoyed the action of the Dave Barkshire 2-Man Enduro championship, which produced lots of excitement during its four rounds organised by Sudbury, Diss and Woodbridge Motorcycle Clubs.

We’re looking forward to lots more fun and action in 2018, so be sure to keep up with all our latest news and offers to be involved!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Tonight's The Night!











We gotta feeling, that tonight's gonna be a good night,
That tonight's gonna be a good night,
That tonight's gonna be a good, good night!
We gotta feeling, that you're gonna like the new bike
The KTM Duke is just right,
Yes, it's gonna be a good, good night!
Tonight's the night, let's big it up
Free food and drink, let's eat it up
Come along, and meet us all
Come along, you'll have a ball!
Be sure to join us between 5.30pm and 9.00pm tonight for bikes, BBQ and banter!

Monday, 27 November 2017

You can reach us by railway

You can reach us by railway
You can reach us by motorway
Run, walk, bus or even hike
And yes you can reach us by motorbike
We don't care how you get here

Just get here if you can!


Come to our showroom spectacular at The Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre, Rackheath, Norwich, Thursday 30th November, 5.30 – 9.00pm

Monday, 11 September 2017

Autumn And Action!


Autumn’s here again, but we hope you all had a great summer of motorcycling. Maybe some of you went on major road trips and made use of the handy tips that we ran on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Dave-Barkshire-Motorcycles-Centre-171106761401)

Heading through September, we’re now looking forward to round 4 of the Dave Barkshire 2-Man Enduro Championship to be held at Tye Farm on Sunday 24th September, courtesy of Sudbury MCC. Come along and enjoy the action!

We continue to have a fine crop of successful riders at the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Training Centre, including Toby who achieved great passes in his Mod 1 and Mod 2 in the space of a week! Chris also managed a similar feat with clean sheets in both modules! If you’re thinking of taking up motorcycle training, visit http://www.davebarkshiremotorcycletraining.co.uk to read more.
 
We’ve continued to make improvements to the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre at Rackheath, where we offer a great range of new and used bikes, accessories and a motorbike servicing facility. Our knowledgeable team can help make the right choice of bike for you and ensure that it’s kept in A1 condition.

Finally we do endeavour to keep our Hit The Dirt track open weekends weather permitting. To help you plan your visit we do post information of closures on our dedicated Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/Hit-The-Dirt-496006623743122 We’re proud of our practice track that can be enjoyed by all the family. As Marc Griffin told us, even his 5-year old loves using the kid’s track, so why not make it a great family day out?