I served thirty years in the Avon and Somerset Police for the majority of my service I was a Traffic motorcyclist and lucky to be not only be trained to a very high standard but also have the opportunity to use the skills. I became an advanced motorcycle instructor.
I also took motorcycling into my spare time I was a member of the British team that competed annually in Liege Belgium rode MotoX trials and enduros as well as socially.
I have ridden throughout Europe, America, India, and Russia
In 2000 I took my training to another level by undertaking a Teaching degree where I investigated training practices throughout the world. I wrote several papers on the methods of teaching motorcycling incorporating an androgogic method of instruction. I became an authorised D.S.A. instructor and taught from my own school teaching all Standards of riding.
My degree taught me to interrogate the methods and practice of training and as a result of this, I have progressed to a method of teaching Cognitive Collison avoidance still based upon the police system but one that is much more aware of the dynamics and psychology considerations that need to be made in today’s traffic.
In short, it makes you, the pupil, ask questions rather than be told what to do
Any fool can Know. The point is to understand Albert Einstein
Riding including machine development traffic conditions and aspects of psychological has evolved far quicker than the methods of teaching these skills
- October 1972 Passed motorcycle test for unlimited categories
- October 1973 passed full car licence
- November 1986 Police motorcyle instructors
- March 1999 Certificate in Adult Education
- Jan 2000 BA (HONS) Education and training
- July 2003 National open college network FE mentoring skills
- May 2000 Btec award progressive advanced instruction
- May 2005 Centrex Trainers development programme
- April 2007 City and Guilds A1 assessors
- June 2009 Explolring coaching for driving workshop UEL