A PERSONAL trainer put out of work by the covid pandemic used lockdown as an opportunity to start a new biker-themed cafe in Halesowen.

Luke Attwell has opened Harley Coffee Shop on Forge Lane, off Dudley Road by Chemix and its biker nights are proving to be a real hit.

The 26-year-old started the venture after his personal training business was derailed during lockdown and runs it with his mum Marcia Attwell.

Marcia, aged 54, was working in retail and was also off work during lockdown so the time was right for the pair to make a change.

Together with their landlord they completely transformed what was a derelict unit which had been used by a hoarder to store an array of items, into a modern cafe.

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Luke said: "It's had a complete makeover.

"With me being out of work because of the pandemic and my mum being affected as well it just seemed like the right place right time to start the cafe.

"It was a why not moment!"

Luke came up with the biker theme as he his whole family is into bikes and the cafe's new regular biker nights (pictured below) have been a huge success.

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He said: "I've been around bikes my whole life. I grew up riding motorbikes - I used to race on grass track up and down the country.

"My dad still works on and rides motorbikes.

"The biker nights have been great - we have had more than 30 bikers and we put on music, hot food and drinks.

"The support we have had since we started has been great."

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The cafe serves food including fresh breakfast sandwiches, pastries, sausage rolls, Cornish pasties and cakes.

It sources fresh items every day from Old Hill bakery and on Fridays serves hot pulled pork sandwiches.

It is open Monday - Friday from 7.30am till 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am till 12.30pm.