Rob Howitt - Company Director - DVSA Approved Motorcycle Instructor
Hi everyone I’m Robert, the founder and one of the Directors at RJH Motorbike Training Ltd, which I founded in 2003. There is a good chance that you would have met me at some point at one of our bike schools. I have found that combining both my passions and my enjoyment into my career, means that I look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work. I really am Living the dream! I enjoy touring Europe, and my latest passion too is filming my travels/lessons/riding with Full HD footage and developing our YouTube Channel. I am DVSA Cardington Accredited for the following – CBT – Compulsory Basic Training – Direct Access – Instructor Training. I am also able to develop your riding further to Advanced Standard. RJH are DVSA approved, MCIAC accredited and a KRTS provider. I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our Bike Schools across the North West. Robert J Howitt Company Director
Lisa Simpson - Company Director - Office Administrator
Hello I’m Lisa and I am one of the Company Directors at RJH Motorbike Training Ltd and I joined RJH in 2010. I purchase and allocate all the practical module 1 and module 2 tests across the RJH sites. I also oversee the bookings department where I can be RJH’s first point of contact for anyone wanting information regarding motorbike training, so it could be me that you would have spoken with, or that you will speak to regarding future bookings I know that my professional friendly approach in dealing with all our pupils, coupled with developing our booking office allows the Instructors to do their job without being distracted by phone calls and bookings. I am also a mum to 3 wonderful children and I am an abstract artist. I look forward to speaking to future pupils and to assist you on your journey onto two wheels.
Sylvia Eager - DVSA Instructor - Northwich & Wigan Multisite Training Centre Manager
Graham Cook - DVSA Instructor & Manchester's Training Centre Manager
Hi, I’m Graham and I am Manchester’s Training Centre Manager. I am a DVSA Motorbike Instructor at RJH Motorbike Training School in Manchester able to teach CBT & Direct Access. I took motorcycling up seriously some 10 years ago although I have been riding scooters and motorbikes since at the age of 17. I have ridden a variety of Japanese motorbikes including Kawasaki, Yamaha and Honda. My favourite is the one I ride now which is a Honda. I ride bikes in all weather conditions, road types and traffic conditions. I trained at RJH Motorbike Training in Manchester on one of their Motorbike Instructors courses with the Master himself Rob Howitt. I undertook and successfully completed a 2 day assessment at the DVSA in Cardington and gained my CBT Instructors badge. I continued to develop my Instructors qualifications and am approved to teach Direct Access too. I also gained my Gold award in Advanced Riding and went on to become an Advance Riding Tutor. I am now enjoying making more people safer on the roads and sharing my knowledge and skills of motorcycling. We are getting fantastic reviews on our website with trainees that have enjoyed their time with us on their CBT & DAS courses. I look forward to meeting you all soon for your CBT & DAS Training.
Ashley Duncan - DVSA Approved CBT Motorbike Instructor
Hi I’m Ashley Biking is a huge part of my life, I enjoy big adventures on big bikes and have ridden long overland cross country trips 2 up! Whether on or off roading, I love being on two wheels and how good it makes us feel. I’m an advocate for Advanced rider training and have taken part in the Bike Safe & IAM schemes and I am currently a Cardington Qualified CBT Instructor for RJH at Northwich. My next goal is to become Direct Access Qualified. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Jon Howells – DVSA Approved CBT Motorbike Instructor
Hi, I’m Jon I have started delivering CBT’s at RJH Eccles after spending 2 years at another Training School. I have a Full-Time job as a Secondary School Teacher and have been at the same school for the past 15 years. I love teaching, I love bikes, becoming a Motorbike instructor seemed like a good idea. I plan to build my Instructing skills and qualifications at weekends and during school holidays. I first started riding when I completed my DAS in 2008. I got a 2014 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and my mate immediately took me on one of my first trips up a set of hairpins to see if I would fall off! I now ride a 2009 Suzuki V Strom 650 which I have had since new. This bike has taken me everywhere without a single issue and although it is getting on now, I can’t bring myself to part with it. The best thing about motorcycling for me is touring. As well as multiple trips to Scotland, Wales, Lakes etc I have been to Gibraltar twice with Pete, another RJH Instructor, and last year I went to the Alps with another mate. The Alps were incredible and I plan on returning as soon as possible. I also did a lap of the Nurburgring on the same trip. I also enjoy filming my trips, editing them and uploading them to YouTube. Hopefully see you soon and getting you started on your first motorcycle adventure.
Pete Ramsay – DVSA CBT Motorbike Instructor
I’m Pete and completed my 10 day instructor training course at RJH in December 2019. I have previously worked in Education for over 25 years as a secondary school teacher, senior leader and headteacher. I now aim to channel my years of teaching experience into training safe and competent bikers. I first started riding on my sixteenth birthday and travelled all over the north-west on a 50cc moped until passing my driving test a couple of years later. That was the end of my riding career until 2005, when my longing for another bike got too much and I bought a 125 which I kept for several years. In 2012 I then took the plunge and booked a DAS package with RJH in Manchester, never thinking for a moment that I’d one day be back wearing an instructor’s vest. I love to travel on my bike and take regular trips to the Lakes or Wales, and I’ve twice ridden through France and around Spain to the Costa Del Sol and my spiritual home of Gibraltar. I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning of your own reasons for joining the biking community.
Nicholas Macmillan - DVSA CBT Motorbike Instructor
Hi I’m Nick and completed my 10 day instructor training course with RJH at the beginning of April 2021. I attended one of Rob’s evening workshops at the end of March 2021 straight after lockdown 3 eased, as I was unemployed and wanted to change my career. I have done it, Ive put in so much time and effort and the support from RJH team has been fantastic. If I can do it so can you so join one of RJH’s 10 day workshops soon. I signed up straight away and here I am 5 weeks later working as much as I want, teaching CBT’s across RJH’s 3 sites in Manchester, Northwich and Wigan. I have owned various motorbikes and my current ride isa lovely Yamaha TDM900 which is great for the job. I love to travel and explore different places, and look forward to passing on my experiences to you. I look forward to meeting you all soon during your training with RJH.
Debs Farrington - DVSA CBT Motorbike Instructor
Hello my name is Debs. I recently attended RJH Instructor Training Workshop. I am absolutely delighted to have joined team RJH and looking forward to many years of teaching and continuing the enjoyment, passion and love of Motorcycles. I learnt how to ride a bike properly in my late teens when living in London over 30 years ago, which looking back was an education in itself. Having a break from biking to have a family who have since all grown up and left the nest, the passion for motorcycling was calling and got back into it around 6 years ago. Looking back it must have started when I was a slip of a girl, my dad used to take me to Speedway, Santa Pod, Banger Racing and the Grand Prix was always on the TV . So thanks to him I guess I’ve always been a bit of a petrol head at heart. I also have a huge love for the Arts, Music and good food and spending time on walks with our three dogs. It is my hope to become a valued member of RJH and look forward to helping others join our passion for riding. See you all soon Debs.
Scott Jones - DVSA CBT Motorbike Instructor
Hello I’m Scott, After successfully completing my Instructor Qualification recently with RJH I was happy to accept a position on the team as a CBT Instructor. My experience and passion for Motorcycles goes back to my youth and I’ve had a number of road bikes since gaining my licence back in 1994. If I had to pick the one I wished I’d kept it would be my Suzuki RGV 250 2 stroke, a sensible choice for my first bike (if not a little bit quick) Like most of the Team at RJH I’ve covered many miles and events on two wheels, if I had to pick my favourite adventure then it’s the Isle of Man TT every time. Over the last 10 years I’ve worked as a musician and I’m hoping to be able to mix the two very different Occupations and enjoy both jobs (as soon as lock down is over). Although doing your passion isn’t really a job, it’s more a pleasure. I look forward to meeting you all at one of RJH Motorbike Training’s schools very soon.
Charlie Simpson - Bookings & Business Development Assistant
Hi, I’m Charlie and I am delighted to be joining the family business and becoming one of the RJH Team on a Full Time basis.
My responsibilities will be assisting within the growing booking office and developing my skills in aiding the business in all other area’s such as finances, administration and marketing.
I will be Training Centre based and my time will be divided between the sites so will hopefully see some of you there or maybe speak to you on the telephone.
I would like to be a contributing factor in the future growth of the business. See you soon Charlie
Oliver James - Social Media
I’m Oliver and I am Rob’s eldest of 3. I look after the social media side of things and given I am based down in The Cotswolds, you won’t see much of me. But I lurk in the background ensuring content is up to date and bringing you all news and updates. If you’re lucky, you may bump into me on one of my rare visits!