Former GP world champion and Superbike Championship star stop off at Stevenage shop

Bike Stop managing director Martin Brown with motorcycle racing legend Phil Read MBE

Bike Stop managing director Martin Brown with motorcycle racing legend Phil Read MBE - Credit: Archant

An eight-time GP world champion nicknamed the ‘Prince of Speed’ has paid a visit to a motorcycle accessories store to welcome in the shop’s new season.

Bike Stop directors Mike Rogers, David Brown, Monica Brown and Martin Brown outside their shop durin

Bike Stop directors Mike Rogers, David Brown, Monica Brown and Martin Brown outside their shop during an open day - Credit: Archant

Phil Read headed down to Bike Stop in Stevenage High Street on Saturday for the weekend extravaganza, which also included appearances from World Superbike Championship rider Leon Haslam and World Endurance Championship racer Steve Mercer.

Shop director Martin Brown said: “Bike Stop has always been more than just a shop – motorcyclists come from far and wide to visit to see the latest range and grab a coffee and homemade cake.

A pair of Norton bikes on display at the Bike Stop shop

A pair of Norton bikes on display at the Bike Stop shop - Credit: Archant

“There was a great crowd and the weather held good – all in all it was a great couple of days.”

For more information visit www.bikestop.co.uk.