Lives in Bishopthorpe, York
Riding since the mid 1970’s on a number of rather ratty Japanese bikes I progressed to a lovely VFR750 and then a CBR1000. I acquired my first BMW in 1990 as a company bike, the very underrated K75S. Now on my twelfth BMW (the last four being R1200RT’s) so you can gather that I like the marque and especially the new liquid cooled boxer engine.
Although riding for many years I wanted to improve and challenge my riding skills so went along to the founding meeting of ARNY. I liked the fact that the RoSPA Test was graded and relished the challenge of trying to be the best rider that I could be and achieve a Gold pass. I like the fact that there is a three-year retest to help maintain that standard of riding and my involvement as an Advanced Tutor allows me to continue to develop my riding and gives me great pleasure passing on my knowledge and experience to others.
I love touring both at home and abroad with my pillion wife Anne and to my mind you have to go a very long way to beat the West coast of Scotland (even in the rain!). Biking ambitions over the next few years are to tour more regularly and travel further afield in less of a rush!
It is great being part of ARNY and the tutoring team – a fantastic bunch of people with wide motorcycling experience, all enthusiasts for advanced riding and actually riding their bikes.