P.R.I.D.E motorcycling was formed from Gordon’s passion with all things motorcycling, having started his motorcycling on a BSA Bantam, purchased for £2.00 in a box, in the early 70’2 through a much loved Honda CX500, various off-road machines and eventually to the ubiquitous Triumph Tiger currently the 800.
He has been organising ride and tours for over thirty years from European starting in the pre-1990 before mobile phones and satellite navigation made touring far easier and now runs tours To Europe India and Vietnam as well as Tours and ride out based around his home in Somerset
Gordon Completed Thirty years in the Avon and Somerset Police retiring in 2006 during the majority of his police career he was employed on Road Traffic policing duties and was one of the divisions dedicated Motorcyclist, He became a class one driver and motorcyclist and eventually motorcycle instructor , He was a member of the forces special escort group and also represented the Police at International level in the Belgium Liege Rally
Gordon Has completed in most from of Motorcycling sports. Trials especially Long Distance trails, and he the holder of the prestigious MCC Triple, as well as having a bulging awards cabinet. He represented the Police in The international Police Rally held annually in Liege Belgium with class wins
Education and Training
Gordon is a DSA qualified Car and Motorcycle instructor and operated a motorcycle training school teaching hundreds to ride. In 2000 he undertook a Ba (hons) degree in education and training looking at Motorcycle training worldwide, his research led to changes in the DSA syllabus as well as making inroads in motorcycle safety.