RIDESURE MOTORCYCLE TRAINING TEAM
Helping Students Grow
At Ridesure Motorcycle Training, students are lucky to learn from top industry professionals who are thoroughly invested in their entire learning process. Take a look below to learn more about our dedicated team.
Trevor is the owner of Ridesure. He has been riding since having a BSA Bantam scrambler at the age of 11, through the age of the Fizzie (1975) on his Garelli Tiger, various 125’s, 250’s through the 70’s and 80’s and so on until the present.
In that time he has done motocross and enduro’s ( too old now though). He has been a Senior Observer in the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists, RoSPA Gold Advanced Rider as well as DSA Approved and full time Instructor since 2003 after being an aircraft engineer for 28 years. Trevor has vast experience and an attention to detail founded in his engineering days, coupled with a relaxed style. Some people say they were taught without even realising it.
Audra is the co-owner in Ridesure, she actually learnt to ride and took her test with us in 2003. 3 years later after riding a GSXR400 and a Bandit 400, she qualified to instruct. She became aYamaha Fazer lover during this time having three 600's. She also runs the office and the novice intro’s are her baby. In fact, really she is in charge of the place. If you want to know something, speak to Audra
Roy is one of the stalwarts of Ridesure , having been with us since the beginning. He has ridden for the whole of his ( considerably long ) life starting off at 16 in 1974 on his mum’s moped. Progressing at 17 to a Matchless 650 with sidecar. As a hairy beast he rode and owned all sorts, and now as a hairless one he rides a BMW 1250 GS adventure.
Roy is unflappable and great fun as well as very thorough and meticulous. Audra says he has the patience of a saint.
Bryan took his full moped test at 16 and then rode for 4 years on motorbikes thinking he had a full licence. After discovering the error of his ways he took his motorbike test and has been riding ever since. Bry joined Ridesure after a career change in 2010 and has helped 1000's of new riders achieve their goals with his adaptive style of teaching. He plays a pivotal role in training new instructors, including our own ex students. Also has a BMW GS.
Mark has been riding for 44 years as of 2022 on and off road. He passed his motorcycle test in 1978, and holds a Direct Access and CBT instructor certificate from the Driving Standards Agency at Cardington. An active member of the IAM, Mark has ridden all over both the UK and Europe. He has owned a wide variety of motorcycles from Harley Davidson to GSXR sports bikes, and pretty much everything in between. He maintains all his own bikes. Both his sons got their licences here, which is how he ended up working for us.
Andy was one of our students. Since passing his bike test he has taken up track days, lots of them. He has a GSXR750 for this pastime and takes it all over Europe. He has now just taken up off roading and has been studying the byways from very close up. Andy has a laid back character and we are glad to have him as CBT instructor with us.
Barrie has been an instructor with Ridesure since 2010. Originally down-trained by the fully qualified instructors, Barrie attended Cardington and became a fully qualified CBT & DAS instructor in 2018. His riding experience spans in excess of 35 years, initially messing around on bikes as a kid and passing his full motorcycle test in 1986. Initially his riding was for commuting to and from work all over London and the south-east of England. In 2005 Barrie became a member of Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists (TVAM). He passed his advanced test in February 2006 and has gone on to become a National Observer, a member of the Training Team and is the current Chair. Barrie regularly organises and leads group rides and has toured extensively in the UK and Europe. Barrie continues to ride for pleasure as well as business. His mantra is that in order to be the very best rider you can be, you have to continually develop your own skills in order to pass these on. Barrie is another BMW rider and his current bike is an S1000XR as well as a Honda CBF1000 he uses for training.
Tim learned to ride and drive at an 'early age' but took up 4 wheels and then worked in the emergency services for many years, finally taking the 2 wheel test in the 1990's.
Since being on two wheels Tim has been lucky enough to become a CBT Instructor, an IAM Advanced Rider and Observer, a BikeSafe Assessor, the Lead Firebike Team Rider, a Moto Safety Rider and a Biker Down Instructor.
On top of that Tim organises European Trips and Tours for friends and colleagues and has found some cracking biking roads with less traffic on them!
Alf was one of Ridesure’s students where he trained at the school, back in 2006, for both his CBT and Direct Access. Alf is qualified to teach CBT, Direct Access and ERS as well as RosPA advanced. Alf currently rides a Suzuki GSX1300R (Hayabusa) and a Kawasaki ZZR1400. He enjoys instructing, joining rideouts, participating in track days, delivering blood as a volunteer member of a regional Bloodrunners group and occasionally commuting by bike to/from work.
Mark started riding on a Mobylette at a young age, moving on to a Honda Cub, Fs1e, Ap50 and an RD250. After a long layoff he took his bike test with Ridesure in 2010. 3 Years later he started training to instruct with us. He now enjoys teaching CBT.
He is a Harley Davidson Road Captain and has also qualified as a motorcycle mechanic.
Joe started riding at 16 in Ireland, from where he hails. His first bike was a Honda Cub, then DT125,Honda CD175 and a CX500 (Plastic Maggot as they were lovingly called). After he joined the Irish Army Air Corps he got his full licence. Kids came along and there was a bit of a break until after moving to the UK, the DVLA lost his entitlement and he took his UK licence with us in 2012. He now rids a BMW RT1200 and a Triumph Tiger. Joe became an instructor with us in 2018. He brings his Irish humour to the job as well as his attention to detail. Joe is also a fan of Mod era scooters and has a Lambretta
Ian came to Ridesure in 2018 on the recommendation of Barrie, as they are both in Thames Valley IAM. Ian is a qualified Advanced Riding Observer, as well as teaching CBT with us. After serving in the Navy Ian brings his experience and Jolly manner to his teaching. He is also a shirt connoisseur.
Steve came to Ridesure early in 2022 to talk about Advanced Training. We thought his personality would make a good instructor and six months later Steve qualified to teach CBT. After a career as a Civil Engineer dealing with Highways and Road Safety Steve brings a wealth of road safety experience as well as great enthusiasm.
With over 40 years riding experience, starting at an AP50 at 16, moving on to sports bikes and currently a BMW, we are really pleased to have him in our team. Ridesure is all about its people.