REFRESHING

Trial Magazine - - DEALER VISIT -

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

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