Fin is the Founder and Managing Director of Fins Motorcycles.
When Fin was very young, on Saturdays ITV World of Sport showed Motorcross, which sparked a lifelong enthusiasm for motorcycles.
Fin’s first bike, at the age of 12, was a 50cc Phillips, closely followed by a variety of small capacity bikes. From that age on, he has been repairing and riding them.
In 1988 Fin opened his first shop in a small unit and quickly increased in size until reaching capacity in the original location. In 2011 the business moved to the current location.
During the 1990s Fin was very successful racing a variety Yamaha 2-strokes with Bemsee. He still owns some of those race bikes.
The first famous motorcycle racer that Fin was introduced to was Stanley Woods from Ireland, as his father worked for him many years ago. Over the years Fin watched Barry Sheen’s career with interest and enjoyment, and now avidly follows Valentino Rossi.
These days Fin still enjoys track days, trials riding, road riding, and enjoys all aspects of motorcycling.
Since 2014 he has taken part in the annual Pioneer Run on his trusted 1913 Triumph.
Grant has worked with motorcycles since he was 18. He has alot of experience racing motorcycles and preparing them for track use.
In 2007 Grant began working at Fins, starting as an assistant on the sales desk. Now you’ll find him running the show from the front desk and organising everything and everyone (including Fin). He is now Shop Manager in charge of sales, booking MOT/services, ordering parts, coordinating the workshop activities with the workshop manager, and organising collections/deliveries.
Grant’s love of watching racing started his own participation in 2011 and he and his fiance Monica have spent many seasons competing in club racing throughout the UK and Europe. Although not employed as a mechanic Grant spends much of his spare time preparing racing motorcycles.
Grant is also a keen cyclist, regularly competing in enduros and road cycling events. <
For many years Phil was a dispatch rider braving all weathers day and night.
In those days the machine of choice was a trusted Honda CX500, known as the Plastic Maggot. Phil’s enthusiastic riding style resulted in the footrest being ground away to nothing.
On the race track, Phil has competed on all manner of machines from the early LC Yamaha days to current classes such as the Suzuki Mini Twins.
Phil joined Fins in 1996 and has done almost every role possible and is well known to Fins' customers.
Phil’s favourite riders are Barry Sheene, Kevin Schwantz and of course Valentino Rossi
As a teenager, Morgan road moto-cross and still has a passion for 2-stroke singles. He loves motorcycles manufactured in Europe, particularly exciting Italian machines.
Sally has been working at Fins during the summer months since 2015 after a career doing “something in the city”. She assists Grant with his work on the front desk and sales and sorts out all those nitty gritty admin tasks nobody else wants to tackle!
She started riding at the age of 16 and travels extensively throughout Europe and the UK on two wheels. In 2010 she celebrated a big birthday by riding her BMW R1200GS from the east coast to the west coast of Canada via 9500 miles in between. She has also done off road trips in various places including Iceland and Romania.