Katie has been passionate about bikes all of her life and has now fulfilled a lifelong ambition to work in a motorcycle shop selling two fantastic brands, BMW and Ducati.
Katie in her own words
I’ve been riding since I was around 6 years old, first of all motocross then road bikes. I have always been interested in custom built motorcycles and my own first build and first custom bike was completed at the tender age of 12, it was a chopper bmx that had 2 sets of forks welded together to achieve the longer forks with help from my dad.
Soon after that i got my full bike licence and built my SV650 which started life off as a blue half faired curvy model. I then bought my hornet 600 in pieces, specifically everything was in a recycling box aside from a rolling chassis with the engine in, the rest was more of a puzzle and built it up and gave it a re-spray. After building and restoring so many old project bikes i decided to splash out on a brand new KTM Duke 390 which i ran-in in only 12 days from owning it and is mostly used for Instagram photos.
I am looking forward to doing my unrestricted licence in July then looking for a bigger cc naked bike ideally, as well as a sports bike for track days. I’ve always wanted to work in a bike shop, more specifically Riders as it was local to me and full of bikes that I loved growing up. I was lucky enough to get the job in sales and am really enjoying it here as there is such a great team and lovely customers.
Please make her feel welcome.