No direct experience in the industry but over 30 years in retail and a long history of hanging around dealerships! I currently love the Softail Street Bob, the look and the balance of the bike. I own and ride a Sportster XL 1200 CB. My dream ride would be 4-6 weeks across Europe; Circular Route taking in most countries as far as Poland, Czech Republic, and Home via Belgium and Holland.
I am hoping to contribute towards making HD a key centre for the Manchester and North West biking community. I'd also love to be a part of helping bring alive the Harley Dream to peoples lives!
My experience in the bike industry, specifically the Harley Davidson motorcycle family is one of a consumer, rider and lover of the motorcycle experience. While creating art and lecturing at several university over several decades, I’ve ridden my Harley’s over a quarter million miles. I’ve ridden from Nova Scotia to Los Angles, from Alaska to Florida and from Manchester to Russia. LOVING ever trip, ever ride and every minute. Sometimes I feel like Noah. I’ve own two Sportsters, two Dynas, two RoadKings and two Softails. My favourite Harley Davidson is my current Harley Davidson. It’s a 2018 Anniversary, Softail Heritage. It has a beautiful ascetic. Rides like a dream. AND I LOVE IT.
Marketing & Events
I have been working and studying in the Marketing Sector for a total of 8 years, six of those years I worked for an online retailer that sold MotoGP merchandise. So the biking industry has been familiar to me with attending events such as the MotoGP and British Superbikes. My Dad has also been a biker for some years now and always loved to jump on the back since I was a teenager. My favourite Harley has to be the Iron 883 in a Black Denim with it's raw, blacked-out, stripped-down custom style. If i could go anywhere in the world for a dream ride it would definitely be America as I've never been before! I'd love to see New York, LA, Palm Springs and Las Vegas. I mean I would have to have a few over night says in between because I love a good pint or two!
I started as an apprentice technician at Bauer Millett Harley Davidson in 1999, whilst doing my NVQ level 3 mechanics course at college. After I passed my college course I then carried on as a fully qualified technician until the closure in August 2003.
In October 2003 I started working at Manchester Harley Davidson in Stockport, I worked there until July 2011. Whilst at Stockport I achieved my Master technician level in Harley Davidson training.
My favourite Harley is the Fatboy from the terminator film after seeing it as a child.
My dream ride would be to ride the route 66.
I am hoping to bring my experience to the dealership for customers bikes & make a great customer base as I did at Stockport.
Three words to describe me?
I love Harley’s.