Have you ever had one of those moments where suddenly some random pieces of information suddenly join up in your brain and create an idea?

I’m lucky enough to have had that happen a few times and this site is the result of one of those moments.

For some time now I’ve been searching for a new idea for a publication, preferably online.  A colleague sent me an article on Directories. for some research we were doing, nothing directly linked to directories.  days later I was watching a TV show about 2 guys travelling around America buying anything old to sell in their shops. They were trying to buy some British motorcycle parts a southern farmer had in his barn.  No matter how much they offered to pay him, he wouldn’t sell.  He loved the bike bits so much he couldn’t bear to part with them.

Watching this I remembered that some 30 odd years ago I was restoring a BSA Bantam D14/4 and the hardest piece to find was a back wheel adjuster and it took me about 6 months to find one but of course this was way before the internet was around.

PING! I had that eureka moment, a directory for dealers who specialise in vintage British motorcycles, spares and accessories!

I spent weeks looking online and the more I looked the more I was amazed at being unable to find such a web site. None existed. That worried me.

I was worried because, to me, this meant one of two things.

One. No ones ever thought of it? I doubt that very much.  But if someone had, where is it, did it fail? If so, why did it fail?   Is there no demand? Did they do it all wrong or lose interest?

Two. Has no one ever done it?

So I decided to jump in and do it.  After many months of long days, long nights, intense frustration (I’m not an IT person) it’s ready to go live and now comes the worst bit of launching a new publication. Or any business for that matter. WILL IT WORK?

Well, only time will tell.

In the meantime, firstly may I take this opportunity to thank you for taking a few moments to visit the site.

If you want to contribute to the site, feel free to do so.  All our contact details are below. We’d really love to hear your thoughts on the site, especially any criticisms as your thoughts on what’s wrong with the site will help us make improvements.

Here’s a few other things you can do if you’d like to contribute?

  • Follow us on Twitter etc. (links below)
  • Tell anyone you know who might be interested in the site, buyers, sellers etc.
  • Do you own a vintage British bike? Send us any pictures of it, events you’ve been to, your opinions, thoughts etc.
  • Tell us about any clubs, events or shows you know are attending, where, when etc.
  • Any thing at all, we’re crying out for content.

Email us anything you think might be o interest to info@vintagebritishbikes.co.uk



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