A Brief History of D&H Motorcycles
D&H Motorcycles was set up and started trading on May 1st 1984 and we found a great location for the workshop very near Bath City Centre.
Initially we were repairing motorcycles but, as D&H Motorcycles became a trusted name among local bikers, we soon started to buy and sell machines as well. After six months we applied to be an MOT testing station but due to an embargo by the Department of Transport it was another two years before we could start testing. Today we enjoy full workshop facilities including MOT testing bay and keep a stock of high quality used motorcycles.
D&H Motorcycles always offer a friendly and personal service complemented by over 40 years experience in the motorcycle industry.
At D&H, motorcycles are a passion as well as a living. We have been actively involved in all sorts of motorcycling events from the Bath Classic Motorcycle Club (of which Terry is a founder member) to the Weston-Super-Mare Beach Race which we have participated in several times. We have race prepared the bikes used by staff at MX UK Magazine for the Beach Race, and also the bikes used by Mark Netherwood, South West Grasstrack Champion.
In our spare time we ride scrambles, trials and road-runs throughout the year.
In 1969 I left school and went straight into the motorcycle trade.
I completed a five year apprenticeship and evening classes at Technical College and started work at a BSA/Triumph dealer which later acquired a Yamaha franchise. I moved to a solus Yamaha dealer and became General Manager. The next move was to create D&H Motorcycles.
I rode in motorcycle scrambles as a schoolboy and I’m still riding Pre-65 scrambles and trials today. I am also a founder member of the Bath Classic Motorcycle Club.
Motorcycles are still a pastime as well as a job.
Mike started in the motorcycle trade in 1978 and worked at several main dealers including Yamaha and Kawasaki. He was factory trained on Yamaha and Kawasaki and had worked on all makes and sizes of machines. He also started MOT testing in 1978.
From the age of 11 he was interested in bikes and owned countless different models since then. Whilst he is still actively biking and uses a bike as his main form of transport, including to and from work, he has since left D&H Motorcycles.