About Us

1959 to 2023 - 63+ Years Young!

Our History

Originated in 1959, Peter Hammond Motor Cycles in Cirencester has long been one of the most friendly and respected motorcycle dealerships in the Cotswolds.

Building on his success as a National and International trials rider during the 1950’s, Peter Hammond’s early business was centred on British marques.

With the gradual take over of the motorcycle market by Japanese manufacturers, Japanese franchises were acquired, growing the business into the established and respected set up that it now is, offering quality sales and service to all customers.

Present Day

We’ve recently ended our good partnership with Yamaha Motors UK, for many years we have operated a fully franchised Yamaha dealership. While we no longer stock new Yamaha motorcycles, we have a wealth of knowledge about keeping these machines in tip top condition. We also still stock a good range of used yamaha motorcycles & scooters along with many other makes and models. We can accommodate the needs of those commuting to work, or a sneaky weekend pleasure ride to those who tour across Europe and more.

We have evolved to service the needs of trail riders enjoying the Green Roads in the area – see www.trfglos.org.uk for Gloucestershire TRF group or  www.trf.org.uk for the Trail Riders Fellowship in England and Wales. 

And not forgetting those that compete, we also provide a quality service for those involved with road racing, motocross and enduro.

Dave and Trish Hammond (Peter’s son and daughter) have now taken over the controls. With more than eighty years experience in the trade between them, and the support of their small but enthusiastic staff, Peter Hammond Motor Cycles continues to be one of the nicest dealers to buy a bike from.

At Peter Hammond Motorcycles Ltd we offer the following services:

  • Used Bike Sales
  • Genuine parts and accessories
  • Clothing and accessories department
  • Service department with factory trained technicians
  • Insurance recommended accident repair centre
  • Rider training can be arranged
  • Spares and repairs for classic BSA and Triumph machines
  • Machine Shop for Re-Boring, Crank Rebuilds, Frame & Fork Straightening etc
  • Trail Riding Accessories
  • Accessories & Parts for Road Racing, Enduro, Motocross and more
  • Rest area with free coffee

Racing History

At the turn of the Millenium, Dave was one of the U.K.’s leading desert rally riders – top Brit and a brilliant 21st overall in the Y2K Dakar.

In 2002 he returned to the Dakar and was looking likely for a top 15 finish, when just 2 days from the end he suffered very serious injuries in a freak incident – breaking his back, collarbone and shoulder as well as suffering damage to his spinal cord leaving him with life changing effects.

Since his return to competition, Dave has concentrated more and more on grass track racing, where he has enjoyed a good degree of success at club, national and international level including winning the ACU Pre ’75 British Grasstrack Championship 4 years in a row.

Desert rally rider


AMCA Hare’n’Hound Enduro Championshipships :

Winner 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000
Runner-Up 1989, 1999, 2001

British Enduro Championship, Expert Open Class :

Winner – 1993

British Enduro Championship, Expert 250cc Category :

17th – 1989
4th – 1990
3rd – 1991
9th – 1992
7th – 1995
10th – 1997

AMCA Pre ’75 British Grasstrack Championship – 250cc :

Winner – 2003
Winner – 2004
Winner – 2006

ACU Pre ’75 British Grasstrack Championship – 250cc :

2nd – 2005
3rd – 2006

ACU Pre ’75 British Grasstrack Championship – 500cc :

2nd – 2009
2nd – 2010
3rd – 2011
4th – 2012
3rd – 2013
Winner – 2015
Winner – 2016
Winner – 2017
Winner – 2018


World Enduro Championship – French and Portuguese rounds in 1992 Czech and French rounds in 1997, gaining credible points scoring finishes along the way.

Six Day Enduro (ISDE) – Silver Medals Germany (1989) and USA (1994)

1998 Tunisian Rally – 19th overall, winner of under 400cc Marathon Class, Best British Rider

1998 X-Track Off-Road Survival Challenge (Spain) – member of British team placed 4th

1999 Le Touquet Beach Race – 264th

1999 X-Track Off-Road Survival Challenge (Finland) – member of British team placed 4th

2000 Paris – Dakar – Cairo Rally 21st Overall, Best British Rider


2002 Arras – Madrid – Dakar – Up to 16th overall before being seriously injured 2 days from the finish.

2006 – 2019 – European Veteran Longtrack Series

2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 – Teterow Bergring Races (A Final – 2012)