Paul Barrett

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In my youth, the Yamaha Fs1E was the bike to have! Iconic as it might be today, back in the 1970’s, it was a great starter machine. I’ve owned so many motorcycles since, that it’s difficult to remember them all, but amongst them have been a BSA c15 250 single, various mid-range bikes, a Suzuki Katana and several Fireblades. I got into instructing in the late 90’s, as a hobby initially and through a love of riding, passing on knowledge to help others in their quest to become more skilled and capable riders – all whilst being paid!

As professional motorcycle instructors, early on, we were encouraged to gain formal advanced riding qualifications and I am proud to have maintained RoSPA Gold status ever since.

Motorcycle Instructor
Advanced Rider (RoSPA)

Paul Barrett

Motorcycle Instructor
Advanced Rider (RoSPA)

My favourite steed is the Honda Super-Blackbird

On leaving the Midlands I applied the skill-set and business ethic in starting my own motorcycle training school which quickly gained a first class reputation. Always proactive, I was one of the first to join the Register of Post-test Motorcycle Trainers (RPMT) – a position still held for delivery and Certification of Enhanced Rider Scheme. Further opportunities in helping on Police Bikesafe courses, as well as working with them, the Road safety team and track staff at various events at Castle Coombe expanded the portfolio as well as being a trainer/assessor for Freewheelers EVS Blood Bikes.

Although many a machine has been the two wheeled ‘office’ over the years, my current and favourite steed is the Honda Super-Blackbird, a little dated now some might say, but they’re not the one enjoying it’s awesome power, presence and capability to handle just about anything.

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