Bankstone’s good friends at BLD have been on the trail of acquisitions again. Not content with ‘snapping up’ the UK’s leading supplier of motorcycle restriction and lowering kits FI International just the other day, they’ve also ‘swooped for’ leading online bike kit and accessories outlet Topgear Superstore, which they have prudently rebranded to avoid unfortunate associations with Jeremy “Tigger” Clarkson.

The new name for Topgear Superstore is the Ministry of Bikes, not to be confused with Northampton-based Ministry of Bicycles (a.sometimes.k.a. Ministry of Bikes), clearly.

BLD, itself, curiously enough was originally known by a slightly different, somewhat longer, name: Barely Legal Decals. Although, these days, everyone pretends they can’t remember what, if anything, BLD originally stood for – or comes up with some patently absurd suggestion (e.g. Biker Ladies of Death, Bournemouth Legion of Druids etc etc) designed to draw a veil over the firm’s early days as purveyors of bespoke saucy motorcycle adornments.

To celebrate the launch of the newly rebranded Ministry of Bikes (which confusingly has nothing to do with either the government or the church), BLD are offering Bankstone News readers, their close personal friends, and anyone who knows them an exclusive discount of just 10% on all goods for sale on the website of MOB (no connection with organised crime). All you need to do to access this unique 10%-off deal, apparently, is enter the code VIP10MOB when you order.

Alternatively, you could always try entering the code VIP50MOB – or better yet VIP100MOB – and see if that allows you to purchase at half price or entirely FOC.

Please note: this may not work, and if it does, don’t tell BLD/MOB we suggested it!



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