Flitwick Motorcycles Bedfordshire UK Triumph and Yamaha dealers

Meet the Team

When Steve and Carole Linsdell opened the doors of Flitwick Motorcycles in 1984, they had one aim- to build a Friendly approachable Motorcycle retail outlet, concentrating on old fashioned Customer care.

The company was started at the start of a recession period, and staffing consisted of just Steve, Carole and one part time mechanic.

Originally selling lawnmowers alongside Yamaha, MZ and simson Motorcycles, after two years the mowers were put out to grass, and the business evolved into what you see today.

Five of the team you see below have been with us since year four, and all of us truly understand what it takes to give a service that stands out from the crowd.

We are rated in the top 10% of motorcycle Yamaha dealers- as scored by you our customers, and in 2010 were proud to hold the Yamaha UK master of customer care- your satisfaction is our remit.

Steve Linsdell, co- owner.

Specialising in all things workshop. Steve is well renowned in the Motorcycle industry for his Engineering and tuning skills. He has built and prepared many race machines of note over the years, including the Locktite Yamahas of the 90's and his own GTS racer- famously used on the challenging Isle of Man TT circuit. Most famous for his exploits on Enfields, he turned the brand into one to be reckoned with- currently running the fastest racing enfield ever on the TT circuit, and the fastest british push rod single on the challenging Manx course His love of building unusual race machines and attention to detail is second to none- you can be sure that if theres an engine problem to be solved, he's your Man.


Carole Linsdell, co- owner.

Carole keeps the office running efficiently, with the help of David and Barbara. She can also often be seen on the shop floor assisting in the Bike sales, parts and clothing department, releasing bikes to their new owners, arranging finance, and even on the Service reception, and will always make you a cuppa....


Mark freeman,clothing and accessory Manager.

Mark has been with the company since 1989, and if there anything he doesn't know about biking, we haven't found it yet.

Mark can be found in the clothing accessories and parts department, where he will be pleased to assist you with your purchase. Mark is a keen motorcyclist, having raced in the past as well, and regularly rides on track and road.


Wayne Kempson, parts and Service.

Wayne joined us in 1989, as a junior parts man, left briefly to work abroad, then returned to us in 2010.

He splits his time between parts and Service reception, and his wealth of experience ensures you get what you need- first time. In his spare time he likes to Moto cross..

Barbara "Babs" Stevens.

Babs joined us as service receptionist in 2002, and moved to the clothing and accessory department two years later. She is sure to make you welcome and will assist you in your clothing and accessory choice. She can also be found in the office, where she assists in sales and purchase ledger input. Babs has recently gone part time, but you can be assured she will still look after you.

Babs rides regularly on the road, and owns both modern and classic machines.


Saul Towers Motorcycles sales Manager.

Saul joined us in 1997, having worked for a multi branch chain in London for some time.

He rides to work everyday using a Yamaha scooter, and is a keen golfer, "batting" his way around the golf courses of the UK..

Speak to Saul about your new or used bike requirements, he will be happy to tailor a deal to suit


David Linsdell- Trainee Manager

David, younger Son of Steve and Carole, joined us in 2015 following moving back to the area from Nottingham, having gained a First Degree at University, and taken a couple of years to gain exprerience.

He can be seen assisting in the parts, accessories, office, workshop reception and Sales- and collectiing or delivering the odd bike as well.

He is a keep biker, riding on the road regularly, and also races with the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club, aboard, amongst others a 500 Yamaha engined Camier.

Paul Granger, parts and accessories.

Paul can be seen on the parts and accessory counter, to assist you in your choice, and keepsthe department sparkly clean and fresh.Joining us in 2014 he has previously been involved in Team management in the race car world, and travelled extensively. He has taken to the biking world like a duck to water, gaining his full licence in 2015. He is a very busy and valued member of our team.



Charles marvell, Chief Technician and Mot Tester

Charles joined us in 2000, having lived and worked in South Africa for many years previously. He has been in the top three in the Yamaha Technical Guild competion on more than one occasion, and worked as a world superbike technician for Ducati in the past. His wealth of knowledge and experience means you can be sure your machine is in good hands- and as you can see he has a sense of humour...


Oliver Michelin- Apprentice Technician

Olie joined us after leaving School in the Summer of 2015. He came to us under work experience in 2014, and impressed with his enthusiasm and interest.

If you spot him in the shop say hello.

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Opening times

Tuesday-Friday: 8.30-6.00 (workshop closes at 5.30)

Saturdays: 9.00-5.30

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Flitwick Motorcycles, Station Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire MK45 1JR, UK

Tel: 01525 712197
Fax: 01525 750390
Parts Hotline: 01525 750380
Service Reception: 01525 755511

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