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Case study 1 Bike-a-lot

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Bike-a-lot is a motor cycle training school for all levels of rider. After fifteen years of working in the public sector, Nicky learnt to ride a motorcycle. Enjoying the experience so much led to instructor training and a temporary job working for a training school. Nicky then took voluntary redundancy, and with a partner, Cameron, purchased a range of motorcycles and rented an industrial unit. Working together, Nicky and Cameron deliver certified motorcycle training and offer awareness lessons in schools and colleges. The work is seasonal, with winter months being quite quiet.

Nicky was able to turn a hobby into a full-time job.

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Business description

Bike-a-lot is a motor cycle training school for all levels of rider. After years of working in the public sector, Nicky learned to ride a motorcycle. Enjoying the experience so much led to instructor training and a temporary job working for a training school. Nicky then took voluntary redundancy and with a partner, Cameron, purchased a range of motorcycles and rent an industrial unit. The work is seasonal with winter months being quiet.

Staffing

Two trainers working together, no admin staff.

Business requirements

Assets

A range of ten motorcycles, including two instructor bikes (purchased).

Communications equipment.

Training room.

Storage facility.

Skills

Trainers to be fully qualified instructors.

Turnover

£80,000.

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