A nice crisp autumn morning, and the opportunity to generate a ‘Dealer Visit’ article is never one to miss; especially refreshing when it takes you in to a nice part of the countryside. I found myself driving along some country roads in Lancashire through Clitheroe and eventually, following the good old ‘sat-nav’, I arrived at Dunsop Bridge. This is the area close to where the new Inch Perfect trials headquarters is located and I soon found the signs at the bottom of the lane pointing me towards it. To say the location is stunning is most definitely an understatement.
The building, which
proudly has the ‘Inch Perfect’ name on it, has all your trials needs under one huge roof. The door opens, and leads you into what owner Matt says is his Dream trials experience. Matt, as he likes to be called, has been a motorcycle enthusiast all his life, going through the youth system in trials after taking a keen interest in all things mechanical from a very young age. On leaving school his heart was set on entering the motorcycle profession and he served a mechanic’s apprenticeship at KIK ATVs, which is a local Honda quad bike dealership. The shop also dealt with off-road riding and soon Matt was well into the workings of twoand four-stroke motors, and would go on to the Honda institute to further extend his knowledge as a motorcycle mechanic and, most importantly, gain some qualifications. He would also ride in youth British championship rounds, as well as the Scottish Six Days and Scott trials.
Four years ago he started to take his Inch Perfect trials display unit on the road, attending such shows as Wilton House Classic and Supercar Show, Suffolk Dog Day, International Dirt Bike Show and Southport Flower Show to name but a few. Off the back of this success he decided to start the trials experience days and opened a small trialsdedicated shop. This was the next question I fired over to Matt; ‘Everything’ was his answer! Looking around it’s obvious that the new larger shop carries a huge stock of everything trials; you name it, you can see it. All the leading brands are in there, and it was quite interesting to watch Matt at work as he helped a young customer find a pair of boots that
Matt prides himself on the level of his stock