Q) Which site did you train with RJH and how was your experience in terms of facilities and treatment on arrival?
A) I trained at the Salford site before it moved to Eccles, facilities were great and a brew always on offer to start the day off, always a chat with the trainer who was Graham to make me feel relaxed and he always talked through any worries i had, treatment was great, i have visited the Eccles site and the same facilities and treatment are there, excellent training school and trainers, i would always recommend RJH to anyone wanting to learn to ride. I passed my MOD 1 and 2 first time thinking i would never do it but i did thanks to Graham and Rob, i have not looked back.
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 bought my new bike a month after passing my MODS that was 2 years ago, i have 7000 miles on my clock, i go out every weekend and in summer a lot of the nights, i cant get out enough, i love going on adventures, i have ridden to some beautiful places and taken in the gorgeous scenery that i never would of done also i have met so many friends since getting a motorbike, i go riding with a great bunch of people that i would never of met.
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 learnt a lot with RJH, i had been riding a 125 for a year and RJH pointed out so many bad habits that i needed to correct and since training with them i have carried on the way they trained me and find my riding much more safer and more comfortable. They gave me confidence.
Q)What’s the furthest distance you’ve travelled on your bike since passing?
A) The furthest distance i have travelled in one day was 182 miles which to me now doesnt seem far, i plan to do a Scotland ride next year and would also like to ride through Europe, once all this covid restrictions is over, i have big plans but in the meantime i will keep finding new places to visit in the UK.
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 plan to go on the Police safety course to improve my riding skills especially twisty bends as i love doing them but feel i need more confidence on them, my goals are to do a trip around Europe on my own bike. I also plan to do a tour alone around Wales to do the beautiful roads through the mountains of Wales, the scenery is stunning, i have started going on more solo rides lately which has boosted my confidence and i am finding it so refreshing to do and go where i want.
Q) And finally, favourite instructor, and why?!
A) My favourite instructor was Graham, he made me laugh and i felt at ease with him, he was patient and always explained what i was doing wrong and gave me better information on how to correct it, he felt more like a friend than an instructor i reckon this is why i passed my MODS first time as i was so relaxed with him, I have kept in touch with him and from what i see most of his pupils stay in touch, we even got together and planned a charity ride which was a fantastic turnout and raised money for the blood bikers and Air Ambulance, all the instructors that i met were very friendly but Graham was my main instructor.