Simon Thomas


Simon’s background is Yamaha. He was National Service Manager and has spent his career in the industry. Still a keen racer Simon recently won the Freddie Spencer 250cc GP and 250cc New Era at the Barry Sheen Classic. Simon prefers the older bikes and owns too many to list – his favourites are the Vincent Black Shadow and an original Harley Davidson WLA.

John Manwarring


John and fellow owner Simon raced Forgotten Era and Superbikes together in the Nineties, a friendship which evolved into the establishment of the Cove Street Garage which itself evolved into the Bikesmith. John rides a Yamaha MT01.

John Manwarring The Bikesmith

Carl Manwarring

Reception and Barista

Carl looks after all of the bookings and ordering. His other passion is playing music plus an excellent Bikesmith barista. Call in for a coffee and watch him shine!

Jayne Manwarring


Being married to John meant Jayne has a passionate interest in the success of The Bikesmith. When Jayne is not chasing the boys for stories on Facebook she works for V8 Supercars.

Chad Cavendish

Lead Mechanic

Chad is a keen motorcyclist from an Enduro racing background and currently rides a Harley Davidson Street Bob. Chad comes to us from Harley Davidson at Blacktown, he knew a good thing when he saw us.

Tyan Thomas


Nepotism is alive and well at The Bikesmith, Tyan is our first year apprentice. Growing up in the Thomas household it was impossible not to be into bikes. Tyan rides a Yamaha WR 250 and often steals his Dads R6 for track days.

Richard Hinkinbottom


Richard takes care of the nitty gritty and the serious side of things. He is behind the scenes and keeps us on our toes. Watch out when Dick is about.