A MOTORBIKE specialist based in Ringwood has opened its first walk-in superstore.

The Ministry of Bikes (MOB) unveiled a clothing and accessories outlet at Oldbury, near Bimingham, earlier this month creating five new jobs.

BLD, the specialist provider of motorcycle hire, repair, servicing, MOTs, transport services and custom paintwork for bikers, runs The MOB.

Stuart Dobson, BLD operations director, said: “This is our first walk-in retail shop in the UK, creating a top gear superstore for bikers in the Black Country and beyond.

“We are looking to develop others sites under The MOB brand.

“Our customers tell us that they would like the convenience of being able to shop for clothing and accessories at our centres as well as through our online shop.”