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       The Norfolk Motorcycle Company roars into town

       Hunstanton company revives the golden era of motorcycling with launch of
       classic bike hire company


       Many  readers  may  fondly  recall
       the  days  when  a  ride  out  meant
       climbing aboard a motorbike and
       seeing where the open road took
       them.  It’s  a  pleasure  that  a  local
       business is setting out to recreate
       with  the  launch  of  The  Norfolk
       Motorcycle  Company,  based  in
       Hunstanton.
         David Loughlin, who is behind
       the  venture,  has  long  enjoyed
       exploring the area with a group of
       friends who share his love for all
       things  motorcycles.  And,  after
       thinking about it, he realised that
       wherever  they  travelled,  people
       would  show  an  interest  in  their
       bikes and fondly reminisce about
       their experiences of riding.
         Taking  this  as  the  inspiration
       for  The  Norfolk  Motorcycle
       Company, David has launched the
       company which allows customers
       to  hire  a  classic  bike  for  a  day,
       weekend or longer, to explore the
       local coast and country, or further
       afield.
         “We’ve  chosen  Royal  Enfield
       bikes as they are so closely associ-  fellow classic bike fan or two and
       ated with the heyday of motorcy-  enjoy a day out.
       cling  in  the  50s  and  60s,”  says  “We’re  also  offering  guided
       David. “The brilliant thing is that  ride  outs,”  adds  David.  “We’ll
       today’s Royal Enfield motorbikes  show  people  some  of  the  best
       combine the shape and styling of a  places to enjoy the Royal Enfield,
       classic  with  modern  engineering,  and of course we’ll always stop at a
       which makes them extremely reli-  fantastic  local  eatery  for  some
       able and hugely enjoyable to ride.  refreshments,  so  it’s  a  really  fun
         “There  is  definitely  a  genera-  way to explore the area.”
       tion  or  two  who,  when  you  talk  Prices start at £100 for a day’s
       about  a  Royal  Enfield,  are  taken  hire, or £200 for a full weekend,
       straight  back  to  their  youth  and  making it a brilliant way to take a
       hours  spent  tinkering  with  their  couple of nights’ break not too far
       bike,  taking  a  ride  for  the  pure  from home.
       pleasure of it, and hanging out at  “We want people to come back
       cafés  or  pubs  with  their  riding  with  smiles  on  their  faces  after
       friends.                  they’ve  experienced  the  pleasure
         “Well, we still enjoy all of those  of  riding  a  Royal  Enfield,”  says
       things, and we think more people  David. “We live in such a beautiful
       should have the opportunity to do  part  of  the  world,  and  seeing  it
       so, and that’s why we’ve launched  from riding a classic bike puts an
       The  Norfolk  Motorcycle  entirely new perspective on life.”
       Company.”                 To hire a Royal Enfield from The
         With a choice of a single seat  Norfolk Motorcycle Company, call
       Royal  Enfield  Classic  500  and  a  01485 298702 or 07584 088097,
       dual seat Royal Enfield Bullet 500,  or visit thenorfolkmotorcyclecom-
       it’s the perfect excuse to gather a  pany.co.uk for more information.
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