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RMT Instructors

Simon Hayes
(CBT, DAS, Advanced, ERS & Tours)

I have been riding motorbikes since 1985 and instructing learners from 1991, when the CBT was first introduced. The started to teach motorcycling to enable learner riders to be safe and in control of what they were doing and of course understand what the bike was doing. [more]

Simon Hayes <br>(CBT, DAS, Advanced, ERS & Tours)

Laura Smith
(CBT, DAS, Advanced, ERS & Tours)

I passed my motorcycle test in 2012 and my IAM advanced test in 2015. Although I’ve only been riding for a relatively short amount of time, I’ve seen first hand how good quality training can make a huge difference to a riders confidence. [more]

Laura Smith <br>(CBT, DAS, Advanced, ERS & Tours)

Mike Harbon
(CBT, DAS & Advanced)

I first slung my leg over a motorbike when I was 14 and used to annoy the local farmer riding a James 125cc two stroke around his field in 1969. I then ventured into the Mod phase and had a Lambretta Li150 until I joined the Royal Navy. [more]

Mike Harbon <br>(CBT, DAS & Advanced)

Paul Barrett
(CBT, DAS, Advanced & ERS)

I started riding in 1980 and have enjoyed the various bikes and experiences over many years, both for commuting and for pleasure from classic BSA’s to modern Super-bikes. I first got into the Instructional side as a part time “hobby” back in 1998 and was taught my trade here at RMT. [more]

Paul Barrett <br>(CBT, DAS, Advanced & ERS)

Colin Humpage

I have been riding since 1989 and teaching since 1994. I have always loved motorcycling and the pure freedom that it gives you. As you need 100% concentration when riding, it helps me to forget any worries that I might have and is a perfect release from the day’s routine. [more]

Colin Humpage <br>(CBT & DAS)

Del Padmore

I am an accomplished rider; having been in the saddle since 1994, of which I have been involved with advanced driving and rider skills. I have been a trained assessor since 2000. [more]

Del Padmore <br>(Advanced)

What Our Customers Say

RMT Motorcycle Training are absolutely fantastic. I first started with RMT in my teenage years when Simon and his amazing team put me through my CBT.

After moving down south for some time I stayed in touch with Simon, he was always happy to help with me any bike queries or issues I may have and I really appreciated him taking the time out of his day to help me. Fast forward 5 years and I was back in the area and of an age to be able to ride the ‘big boy’ bikes. I immediately booked on with Simon and re-sat my CBT before going on to pass my Mod 1 and Mod 2.

This is where things really got interesting. After passing my test I spent many days with Simon doing advanced riding, this is where I was able to really appreciate the skill Simon has both to ride a motorbike (he makes it look too easy) and also to teach. His unique teaching stlye (which is clearly influenced by his Army days) allows you to quickly and succcessfully learn how to ride a bike properly whilst enjoying every minute.

In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I then went on to join the Riders Hub and spent many days with Simon, his team and the other club members riding around the country on a Sunday afternoon with a group of people who can safely and competently ride a motorcycle. I have always loved cars and speed but this is where I truely fell in love with motorcycle riding.

I have since joined the guys on several overseas tours, these tours are second to none when it comes to learning how to ride like a pro at an unprecendented rate. Within a couple of weeks we have travelled thousands of miles all whislt connected on comms listening and learning what Simon and the team have to say about your riding. Any bad habits are quickly surpressed and new, correct habits are drilled in to you. I consider myself quite a competent and safe rider and this all thanks to Simon and the rest of this team and RMT Motorcycle Training. Roll on the next tour. Thank you.

Andy Lewis

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