Goldtop motorcycle outfitters opens new experience store and ride-out destination in Bishop’s Stortford

Lynn Imbier

A growing family-run business – routinely described as the “finest-retained top secret in motorcycling” – is embracing the café racer scene of the 1960s with its selection of quality apparel and components. Bike outfitters Goldtop is a specialist in leather-based jackets, boots, gloves and gauntlets for gentlemen and females. The […]

A growing family-run business – routinely described as the “finest-retained top secret in motorcycling” – is embracing the café racer scene of the 1960s with its selection of quality apparel and components.

Bike outfitters Goldtop is a specialist in leather-based jackets, boots, gloves and gauntlets for gentlemen and females.

The original Goldtop model was founded in 1951, just before father and son Kevin (KC) and Joe Cullen revived it in 2012 and began investing on-line.

Kevin (KC) Cullen and his son Joe at their new retail outlet in Gipsy Lane, Bishop’s Stortford. Image: Vikki Lince

Now the duo have expanded by opening their initial bricks-and-mortar retail outlet, in Bishop’s Stortford, which it needs to come to be the fantastic experience-out spot for fans of typical British bike manufacturers this kind of as Triumph, BSA, Vincent, Norton and Ariel.

“We’re trying to make an expertise retail outlet,” explained Joe. “We required a retail outlet where by people felt cozy to appear, loosen up and have a coffee with no tough promote.

“We’re assured in the high-quality of our products. The company’s motto is ‘Known and advisable everywhere’. That is the original motto from the 50s that’s the ethos guiding every little thing we do.”

Shop manager Tony Walters chats with customers Alex and Sarah, both wearing their newly-purchased jackets. Picture: Vikki Lince (49940749)
Shop manager Tony Walters chats with customers Alex and Sarah, both equally wearing their newly-obtained jackets. Image: Vikki Lince (49940749)

The Goldtop retail outlet is on a functioning farm and stables in Gipsy Lane. As nicely as all its most current products on show in the showroom – with typical posters, ads and photographs adorning the partitions – customers can delight in a coffee and cake at outdoor and indoor seating.

It is open Fridays to Sundays from 10.30am and by appointment only Mondays to Thursdays. There is parking in the lawn for up to a hundred bikes, building it both equally an great fulfill-up level for bikers and a go-to spot for major-high-quality products.

“We’ve identified our specialized niche building luxurious manner-design apparel with the high-quality and general performance traits that are demanded legally for motorbike apparel, as nicely as surpassing those people substantially to accomplish the highest security rating,” explained Joe.

“Basic safety, convenience and design are the 3 factors we generally put at the forefront of what we do.

Goldtop motorcycle outfitters is a specialist in leather jackets, boots, gloves and gauntlets for men and women. Picture: Vikki Lince
Goldtop motorbike outfitters is a specialist in leather-based jackets, boots, gloves and gauntlets for gentlemen and females. Image: Vikki Lince

“We cater for the typical motorbike or the modern motorbike and for people who regard heritage apparel manufacturers.”

KC, 59, was a period of time apparel vendor and, being a biker himself, spotted a gap in the market just before selecting to relaunch the Goldtop model. Joe, thirty, who experienced worked with him at situations, came on board obtaining earlier acquired a initial-course masters in aerospace engineering at Manchester College.

KC and wife Samantha moved from London to Stansted a pair of years ago right after the business, which has been a enormous hit on-line, outgrew their dwelling.

Goldtop is open Fridays to Sundays from 10.30am and by appointment only Mondays to Thursdays. Picture: Vikki Lince
Goldtop is open Fridays to Sundays from 10.30am and by appointment only Mondays to Thursdays. Image: Vikki Lince

The pandemic influenced them to search for a actual physical space where by they could expand the model and give typical motorcycle lovers somewhere to share their passion.

“Our expansion so significantly has appear greatly from term-of-mouth referrals and we’ve been explained to on a number of instances that we are the finest-retained top secret in motorcycling. We’re very satisfied growing organically,” explained Joe.

Goldtop at Blyth Farm, Gipsy Lane, Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Vikki Lince (49535523)
Goldtop at Blyth Farm, Gipsy Lane, Bishop’s Stortford. Image: Vikki Lince (49535523)

“It can be tough to discover a business you can trust and count on, but that’s one thing we want to come to be.

“I’m just happy to be capable to do the job with my father and delight in what we do.”

Go to goldtop.co.uk to discover out additional and look for for @GoldtopEngland on Fb and Instagram.

Go to goldtop.co.uk to find out more and search for @GoldtopEngland on Facebook and Instagram
Go to goldtop.co.uk to discover out additional and look for for @GoldtopEngland on Fb and Instagram
Go to goldtop.co.uk to find out more and search for @GoldtopEngland on Facebook and Instagram
Go to goldtop.co.uk to discover out additional and look for for @GoldtopEngland on Fb and Instagram
Boots, gloves and gauntlets galore as well as jackets. Picture: Vikki Lince (49940703)
Boots, gloves and gauntlets galore as nicely as jackets. Image: Vikki Lince (49940703)
Sofa so good for Goldtop at Blyth Farm. Picture: Vikki Lince
Couch so fantastic for Goldtop at Blyth Farm. Image: Vikki Lince
Goldtop sells oils and waxes for its leather products. Picture: Vikki Lince
Goldtop sells oils and waxes for its leather-based products. Image: Vikki Lince
The upstairs showroom at Goldtop. Picture: Vikki Lince (49940699)
The upstairs showroom at Goldtop. Image: Vikki Lince (49940699)
Goldtop at Blyth Farm, Gipsy Lane, Bishop's Stortford – The company has opened physical premises having traded online only since 2012. Picture: Vikki Lince (49535600)
Goldtop at Blyth Farm, Gipsy Lane, Bishop’s Stortford – The business has opened actual physical premises obtaining traded on-line only considering that 2012. Image: Vikki Lince (49535600)
Go to goldtop.co.uk to find out more and search for @GoldtopEngland on Facebook and Instagram. Picture: Vikki Lince (49940710)
Go to goldtop.co.uk to discover out additional and look for for @GoldtopEngland on Fb and Instagram. Image: Vikki Lince (49940710)
There were vehicles with two, three and four wheels at Goldtop's launch weekend. Picture: Vikki Lince (49535625)
There were vehicles with two, 3 and four wheels at Goldtop’s start weekend. Image: Vikki Lince (49535625)
Goldtop is open Fridays to Sundays from 10.30am and by appointment only Mondays to Thursdays. Picture: Vikki Lince
Goldtop is open Fridays to Sundays from 10.30am and by appointment only Mondays to Thursdays. Image: Vikki Lince
Kevin (KC) and Joe Cullen have revived the Goldtop brand, which was founded in 1951. Picture: Vikki Lince
Kevin (KC) and Joe Cullen have revived the Goldtop model, which was founded in 1951. Image: Vikki Lince



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