About Us

 

MOT a BIKE is run by Brian Nunn and his son Martin

Brian started in the motor trade in 1958 at the age of 15, working at Browns of Loughton on new Vincent and Lambretta bikes. Then working on cars for several main dealers eventually becoming workshop manager at Lasts of Colchester which was a main Peugeot and Talbot dealer.

In the early 1980's Lasts closed. Brian set up in business repairing and servicing cars on the Cowdray Centre and has been there ever since. Motorbikes were always a first love though and in the 1990's after restoring several bikes at home, Brian expanded the business to include motorcycle MOT's Servicing and repairs.

 

 Now we are Colchesters number one Motorcycle MOT station, doing around 3000 MOT's every year.

 

Martins interest in motorbikes started at the ages of 14 when his father bought a tatty BSA Goldstar. Martin helped Brian to restore the "goldie" to show condition and it featured in several classic magazines.

 

Next followed a 1955 BSA A7 restoration, which he also helped with. To be Followed by a 1956 BSA B31 which he restored all by himself at just 16 years old! This featured in classic motorcycle legends and is still owned by Martin today.

 

 

Martin then attended college, gaining a HND in engineering. He then worked for the NHS for 12 years repairing modern life support and other sophisticated pieces of medical equipment. However, motorcycles and cars were always his first interest and during his time working for the NHS he also worked weekends with his father, then in 2002 became a qualified bike tester. Eventually in 2006 he left the NHS to join his dad Brian at MOT-a-BIKE.