Instructor Info

Steve Dalton

I have been riding since the age of 7, riding a pedal start moped around the fields of Lincolnshire on the farm where I was brought up.  I served 27 years in the Royal Air Force before qualifying as a DSA registered CBT and DAS Motorcycle Instructor during my last 2 years of service.

I ride a Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 and an Aprilia Pegaso Trail as my two Instructor bikes and my private bikes are a Kawasaki W800 and a Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive.  I haven’t really got an ideal bike as I’ve had so many over the years but probably the Honda ST1300 I had covered most jobs more than adequately.

- DVSA Registered CBT and DAS Instructor for 10 years

- DIAmond Advanced and DIAmond Special Test

- DIAmond Diploma in Advanced Motorcycle Instruction (currently only 11 in the country)

- National Speed Awareness Instructor

- IAM Advanced Rider

- IAM Advanced Driver

- FBOS Qualified

Mark Allsopp

Ex Royal Air Force and presently employed as a full time Quality, Safety, Health & Environmental Advisor working within Life safety & security system manufacturing and construction industries. This role also includes that of providing “in Vehicle” driving assessments to a vehicle fleet with over 400 drivers.

I have been riding for over 30 years and my current bike is a Honda Blackbird.

- IAM advanced rider

- ROSPA backed BTEC in Riding Instruction Advanced.

- ROSPA Silver Advanced Rider

- DSA Certified CBT & DAS Instructor


Paul Magee

I am a Registered Nurse (for 32 years), spent the early part of my career working in A&E, more recently as a senior manager at the local NHS Primary Care Trust. I returned to biking 6 years ago (mid life yearning).

I recently changed my Yamaha XJR1300 used mainly for touring (2010 – Isle of Man, Holland), training and day to day riding for a Honda VFR.  On warm summer weekends or evenings I ride a Yamaha R1 (my dream bike !).

- DSA Certified Down Trained Instructor

- DIAmond Advanced Rider


Rob Smith

I started riding motorcycles when I was 17 and have been an Instructor since 2007. I currently work as a Peripatetic for Lancashire Music Service, teaching drumming and samba around schools in Lancashire.  I have been an instructor at raceways since 2007

My current Instructor bike is a Yamaha TDM 850

My main bike is a Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

- DSA Certified CBT and DAS Instructor

- IAM Advanced rider

- IAM Advanced  driver

- DIAmond Advanced Rider

Peter Blackburn

I am a retired Police Officer from the Lancashire Constabulary. I was fortunate enough to become a trained police motorcyclist riding the Constabularies BMW K1100 and R1200 bikes. I am a police trained advanced car driver and also hold a licence for articulated Goods Vehicles. I have motorcycle toured to the South of France on a Honda NTV Revere 600cc and around Ireland on the Honda VFR 750cc.

My current Instructor bike is a Honda Deauville NT700 ABS.

- DSA Certified CBT and DAS qualified Instructor

Steve Murtagh

I have been riding bikes since 1975 and was previously a BT Police response driver, now retired.

My Work bike is an ST 1300 Pan European, A flying armchair

My play bike is a Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird. A Grin machine. It’s still my Ideal bike

- DSA Certified CBT and DAS instructor

- RoSPA Advanced Gold Certificate

- DIAmond Advanced qualified

- DIAmond Diploma in Advanced Motorcycle Instruction

- FBOS qualified


Phil Rowland

I have been riding off road bikes as a teenager and young adult taking part in 24hr Enduro events and currently ridE a BMW GS1200. I served 22 years in the Royal Engineers where I became a Motorcycle & Quadbike rider and also qualified as a Driving Examiner, also having Outdoor Pursuit Instructor qualifications.

My biking has taken me on many tours throughout Europe touring with my wife through France, Germany, Holland, and Luxemburg, Czech Republic (via many wine regions and breweries) and following the Moto GP.  We will be riding Route 66 this summer…..

I enjoy riding and teaching so decided that becoming a Motorcycle Instructor would combine 2 things that I really enjoy.