Garth - Senior Mechanic & Owner

Garth, owner and senior mechanic at Independent Motorcycles

Garth is a fully qualified mechanic, with decades of experience and an incredible knack for solving problems. And motorcycles and riding run in his bones.

While he loves road riding, his real passion is off-road or dirt riding. Garth is happiest deep in a forest getting covered in dirt to the peaceful sound of a two-stroke being thrashed.

Garth is currently riding a Honda CBR1000RR or Cagiva V-Raptor 1000 on-road, and a Yamaha WR450F or Honda CR250R off-road. His current dream motorcycle is a split between a Ducati V4R or a Yamaha YZ250X – preferably both.

Lee - Apprentice Mechanic

Lee - mechanic at Independent Motorcycles

Don’t let the title fool you. Lee started off riding bikes around paddocks as a child, and began working on his own bikes in his teens. He spent over a decade in the tyre industry early in his career and is our onsite tyre expert. Now Lee is finalising his qualification. His natural practical talent and deep motorcycle knowledge make him an excellent mechanic.

As well as loving riding his own bike, Lee is a Moto-GP enthusiast. He is an avid Moto-GP Honda supporter and recently attended a race meet at Assen, Netherlands.

Lee is currently riding a Honda CBR1000RR on-road for his daily commute. His current dream motorcycle is a Kawasaki ZX10 RR.

Joy - Operations Manager & Owner

Joy - Owner & Operations Manager at Independent Motorcycles

Joy looks after everything that doesn’t involve fixing motorcycles. After years providing part-time accounts and support, Joy has joined the team onsite. With her organisation and wrangling skills, she keeps the place ticking over.

Joy has never taken to riding two-wheels, but that hasn’t stopped her from appreciating them! She is happy to pillion on something with a reasonable amount of padding. She does love some good four-wheel-driving. Her dream vehicle is a Corvette Stingray or Jaguar E-Type.

Joy also runs another business, The Yarn Queen, for premium knitting and fibre-arts supplies. Well, they do say opposites attract! She is happiest at home with her cat and her knitting, and therefore encourages Garth to go riding as much as possible. She has not been able to convince Garth to start knitting.