More space, more bikes and a bang­ing launch party for new HQ

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By James Archibald JU­NIOR WEB PRO­DUCER

Bolt Mo­tor­cy­cles closed the doors on their pre­vi­ous shop to­wards the end of last year, find­ing that as their pop­u­lar­ity was rock­et­ing, the us­able shop space was shrink­ing – rapidly.

Cue the de­ci­sion to re­lo­cate to larger premises, which opened in Stoke New­ing­ton last week. Steeped in charm and his­tor­i­cal rel­e­vance, the new base was orig­i­nally built as sta­bles be­fore be­com­ing home to the Duguid Bros, famed for build­ing Tri­tons, and mak­ing mo­tor­cy­cle fair­ings back in the seven­ties.

The space had to be large enough to house mo­tor­cy­cles and the con­tents of the shop, have ad­e­quate park­ing and be ac­ces­si­ble.

The open­ing was her­alded with a mas­sive party that saw the new space com­pletely mobbed, within half-an­hour there was hardly room to move as bikes, scoot­ers and Amer­i­can mus­cle cars lined the streets out­side.

Bolt mae­stro An­drew Al­mond said: “We closed the event at nine but that seemed to be the be­gin­ning of a very long night for many who trawled their way home via the bars and clubs of Dal­ston. Thanks to all who came, it was great to see old friends and new faces alike, and also lo­cals get­ting in­volved.”

The new HQ is a lit­tle of ev­ery­thing for cus­tom en­thu­si­asts, a show­room for be­spoke bikes from some of the lead­ing cus­tom shops in the UK, a so­cial space for the like-minded to hang out, a shop and also a garage.

You can find Bolt at 1a Bou­verie Road, Stoke New­ing­ton, Lon­don. N16 0AH.

Bolt’s open­ing bash was a crack­ing cel­e­bra­tion More space and more retro good­ness You might not want it in the liv­ing room but it’s sure bright­ened up that wall

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