Bike Specialists Open Day

Bertie Simmonds
September 5, 2018

World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty and some iconic metal – it’s a winning combination as Sheffield’s The Bike Specialists throws open its doors for an OPEN DAY at the end of this month.

Based in a First World War army barracks in the heart of Sheffield city centre, The Bike Specialists has made a name for itself in recent years, thanks to its eclectic range of iconic metal. Now it¹s opening its doors on September 30 to showcase some of the world’s finest motorcycles under one roof, including; a Ducati Sport Classic inspired by Mike Hailwood’s 1978 TT-winning machine, a 1976 Benelli Sei and a 1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans to name just three.

And best of all, they’re for sale.

That’s not all. In addition to the rare metal on display, special guest Carl Fogarty will be there signing copies of his new book The World According to Foggy ­ plus, Belstaff, Matchless, Edinburgh Watch Company and Accent Clothing will all be represented too. Plus, expect to see some fantastic commissioned motorcycle artwork from Maria H, Rachel Clegg and David Taylor.

Sounds like a brilliant biker day out, doesn’t it!

The Open Day will be taking place between 10am and 4pm on September 30 at The Bike Specialists, The Old Barracks, Edmund Way, Sheffield, S2 4EE.

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About the Author

Bertie Simmonds

As a child Bertie (well, Robert back then… blame his sister for the nickname) was exposed to motorcycles thanks to his uncles. They would show up at his house with a lovely lady as pillion throughout the 1970s and 1980s. After a naughty time on field bikes (it’s what we did back then) Bertie passed his test in the early 1990s and became a reporter for MCN in 1995, moving to the sports desk and covering World Superbikes in 1996. With a change to Bike Magazine in 1997, he stayed until 2000 as news, features and road test editor. Moving into PR with Cosworth, Bert was bored with cars and returned to bikes in 2001 with Two Wheels Only, becoming editor in 2002 and leaving to be freelance at the end of 2004. With almost a decade freelancing, Bertie joined Mortons in 2013 and became editor of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics, a post he’s desperately clung to, to this day. And no, he’s never had a pretty girl on the back of his bike.

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