Q) Which site did you train with RJH and how was your experience in terms of facilities and treatment on arrival?
A) I have trained at both the Northwich and Eccles facilities. At all times, I was shown understanding and respect by all members of the team and was particularly pleased with how Charlie managed to accommodate my hectic timetable to fit in my lessons.
Q) We all know as soon as you pass, you’re eager to get on the road! So, since passing your test with RJH, how many miles have you covered?
A) I am unsure exactly but would probably guess around 2000m since passing in Spring!
Q) The phrase ‘every day is a school day’ is commonly used – have you learnt and implemented a new technique whilst learning with RJH?
A) I had a less than great CBT experience with a different company prior to beginning DAS training with RJH, so lots of basic skills needed to be re-learnt (i.e., slalom, figure 8, U-turn etc). During my DAS training I learnt the hard way not to apply too much brake whilst on a full lock on a figure 8 – and had the bruises to prove it!
Q) What’s the furthest distance you’ve travelled on your bike since passing?
A) My longest journey so far in one straight run is Crewe to Chippenham (160 miles) to meet a friend. Or lots of full days out easily racking up 200/300 miles. But in less than a week I will be travelling to Cornwall on a 5-day bike tour!
Q) What’s your favourite motorbike? And/or is there one you have your eyes on?
A) My current bike is a gen 2 Suzuki SV650s which I absolutely love, but she will eventually be a track only bike. I then intend to buy a Triumph Bonneville T120!
Q) Setting goals is important as it gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation – have you set yourself any for the future?
A) My first major goal is a 5-day Cornwall Tour (then a different tour every year!) Following that, I intend to spend some time on the track!