Q) Which site did you train with RJH and how was your experience in terms of facilities and treatment on arrival?
A) I set out to do my full DAS with obv first having to complete my CBT, this was booked on @ the Manchester site and i was lucky to get Gaffer (Rob) as my instructor, the facilities were great and the bike was spot on, maintained very well and looked after, nice to ride, the weather was not as kind and we got soaked (well i did anyway) but glad i did it and Rob was spot on with his instructions, i had not ridden a bike for a good few years and it took me a few mins to get back to grips with things but he was patient and offered great advice that had me comfortable really quickly.
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) Well i was daft enough to go for my full DAS just as lock down was happening so once i had done my CBT we got locked down so a went out a got a 125 so i could be practicing until we could go again.. did nearly 1000 miles on that in a short time we were locked down, as soon as we could i went for my MOD1 & 2.. this time with Rob for my training & Graham (Legend) who took me for my tests, happy to say i passed both first time… so obv ran out and got a big bike!! i was originally into the Cruiser style so had a Yamaha XVS650 and clocked up around 2500 mile on that but son realized with the rides i was doing and wanted to do a better bike was required so now im on a Brand new Kawasaki Versys650… and i love it, already put 1600 miles on it and only had it 4 months!!
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) Everyday is a learning day and i always put into my riding what i leaned @ RJH.. i do also was (when funds/time allows) to go further and do the advanced riding course with RJH
Q) What’s the furthest distance you’ve travelled on your bike since passing?
A) i go up to the lakes quote often (im based in Rossendale) and we have kept going a few times and drifted in to Scotland but iv really got my eye on doing the North Coast 500 round Scotland next year, that i cant wait for!!
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) i think as iv already said my main goals would be completing the advanced rider training then taking what i lean from that on to a tour of the NC-500… another goal is to try and get the wifey on her own bike.. iv just managed to get her riding pillion with me as we did the Ring of Red recently and she loved it!!
Q) And finally, favourite instructor, and why?!
A) Now that’s a rotten question!! ha ha you cant single anyone one out a@ RJH.. its a great team form the when i first inquired speaking to Lisa who went through every detail with ,me and took care of all the booking etc to both Rob & Graham who were brilliant instructors (and a good laugh) so al in all its a great team!!