Chief Tutor

Ash is based in Southampton and loves being out on the road whether using a bicycle, motorbike, car or van. He passed his driving test in 2013 and became a member of RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Hants in July 2021, completing his Advanced Driver Gold level in April 2022 and qualifying as a car tutor in April 2023.

His next challenge at the group is to achieve the same on two-wheels since passing his motorcycle tests in 2022. If possible Ash is looking to pass his test for HGV to "complete" the driving license, and go on a motorcycle tour of Europe once he gets his advanced rider qualification.
Ash took over as Chief Tutor, from Richard Taylor, in October 2023

Barbara is based in Southampton, joining RoADAR in the 1990's. Barbara holds IAM and RoSPA qualifications and has a Gold grade pass and an Advanced Tutor qualification. In her time with the Group Barbara has been an active member and stepped down as Chief Tutor in May 2021 after over 10 years in the role.

After a completing a varied 30 year policing career at the end of 2013, Richard soon started working as a part time freelance professional driver and product expert in the luxury automotive industry helping to launch new models to the worlds press. Being keen to maintain and improve his advanced driving skill, he joined the RoSPA Hants and IOW Group in 2014 and, in the same year, achieved the Gold Pass in his RoSPA Advanced Driving test.


In May 2015 he became a tutor for the group and has since tutored many Associates to success in advanced driving. Richard lives in Waterlooville

Paul is based in Salisbury where he works as a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor. He's taken Advanced Driving tests with both RoSPA , where he achieved the Gold Pass, and the Institute of Advanced Motorist (IAM). He is also a DVSA Fleet Driver Trainer, which means that he is qualified to assess and train company drivers.

Jon has taken the Rospa Advanced test on both car and motorbike, where he achieved a Gold Pass with both. He took the bike test first and decided that after about a decade of holding Gold Pass on the bike he would take the car test to see how he got on, and came away with a Gold Pass. He had a career in the motor industry testing and developing new vehicles and holds HGV and PSV licences as a result of this. He has driven to Northern Finland in January to go winter testing, and towed heavy trailers round the Alps on test. His first love is cars, followed very closely by bikes.

Shaun is based in Fareham, where he works as a Fleet Trainer / DVSA Driving Instructor.

He’s a retired Royal Marine with 24 years military service behind him. He’s served and driven in every condition thinkable, from the Northern Mountains of Norway to the harsh heat of the deserts.

During his time in the Royal Marines, he gained many qualifications like Snow and Ice Instructor, Skid Cradle Instructor and teaching / assessing driver training on all military vehicles.

Eirwyn lives in Chandler's Ford and as well as being a Tutor is the Group Treasurer and Membership Secretary.

Tim is based on the Isle of Wight. He has achieved a RoSPA Gold Pass and has also passed the IAM advanced test. Tim is an IAM observer as well as a RoSPA tutor.

Phil is one of our Isle of Wight based driving Tutors and holds both RoSPA Gold standard and also National Observer status with the IAM RoadSmart; with over 12 years (including 5 Gold passes) of advanced driving and training experience.

 He is an active Group committee Member for both Hants and on the Island. He is a very keen motorsport enthusiast and avid road cyclist and extremely passionate about road safety.

Chief Tutor

Greg has always had an interest and passion for motorbikes, at 13 he was fascinated with motorcycle mechanics and repaired a number of bikes which he used offroad before buying his first decent bike a secondhand Suzuki TS185.

He has ridden and owned all sorts of bikes from a restored BSA C15 to a Honda Fireblade but currently rides a BMW R1200 and 1250 RT

Greg took his first advanced test with the IAM in 2005 and has an IAM Masters (Distinction), is an IAM National Observer, he has also passed the RoSPA Motorcycle Test with a Gold Grade pass, and has recently acquired the Level 3 Award in Advanced Rider Coaching which replaced the previous RoSPA Diploma.

Aside from being a Tutor, his riding includes commuting, social riding and regular trips to the South of France and Italy, he was an active Blood Biker with Serv Wessex throughout the COVID-19 pandemic . He is passionate about advanced riding and invests considerable time looking for learning opportunities to improve his own riding skills whilst assisting others to improve theirs.


Lou began riding in 1962 – he really is that ancient! In those days young men couldn’t afford cars! He’s been enjoying riding ever since and hopefully has learned a little along the way. He still does about 12000 miles a year on a BMW R1205RT and other bikes, touring, training, and having fun.
Lou also mentors a young rider in MotoGP, riding in Moto3 and owns a Honda Moto3 bike for his training, which Lou occasionally rides on track himself. He’s no longer the fastest, but by no means the slowest either.
A RoSPA Advanced Diploma holder since April 2017 he just wants to help riders to be as safe as they can be whilst getting what they want from their biking, whether it’s touring, commuting, a livelihood or just having fun.

Apart from a Suzuki SP50 in 1977, Graham really started his ‘big boy’ motorcycle riding career in 2001, since when he has achieved RoSPA Gold Diploma, IAM National Observer, IAM Masters (Distinction). Additionally he is also involved in coaching Counter Steering and Pass Plus (Coaching Advance Riders after their test).

Riding circa 15,000 miles pa on his trusted BMW R1250RT for pleasure, business and of course coaching, on all road types, Graham firmly believes in Continuous Personal Development (CPD). In addition to being assessed/revalidated by one accrediting body or another annually, Graham also regularly undergoes riding development himself from some of the most esteemed Advanced Riding Coaches in the country. His mantras being; you should never be complacent and think you know it all. Never stop trying to improve and every day is a school day.

Mark has been riding since he was 16, even riding his Suzuki TS50 to school. He loves all things motorcycle including being a SERV Wessex Blood Rider, RoSPA instructing, competing in the GS Challenge and attending meetups. He believes the best way to learn is to teach, so after passing his RoSPA assessment with a Gold pass in 2021, he started his instructor training so he could give back to the community. Mark lives in Fareham and rides an R1200GSa with a mission to ride on every continent

Despite riding motorcycles since the age of twelve Martin only took his test in 1999. A few close shaves saw him taking his IAM Advanced Rider test in 2006 and since then he has become an IAM RoadSmart National Observer, passed the IAM Masters Test with Distinction, and achieved a RoSPA Gold pass.

Passionate about road safety and defensive riding, Martin volunteers with both RoADAR Hampshire and IAM RoadSmart and is part of the IAM Observer Development Team.

You may catch Martin practicing around the Meon Valley on one of the 'loves of his life’, a BMW S1000XR, a BMW R1250RT, or the most beautiful bike ever built, his Honda CBR 1100XX Super Blackbird. If you do, come up and say hello.

After early teen years riding Honda step throughs in the local woods, Glynn started road riding as a 16 year old on a Yamaha FS1-E, often commuting the 12 mile journey to school. Following his car driving test he went briefly went back to bikes with a Kawasaki KH250 and then a very early Honda CB750-4 – and then back again to cars for 15 years or so before what he described as his mid-life crisis got him back onto bikes.


He has now been riding second time around for the past 25 years or so, on a variety of naked, sports and adventure-style bikes. He currently rides a BMW R1250 GS, mostly social riding and touring. His route into RoSPA was based on a need for further training necessary to become a Blood Rider, achieving his ‘Gold’ in 2022 and joining the Serv Wessex team. The benefits of advanced training became immediately obvious and now Glynn is eager to encourage and support others to continually seek to improve their road riding skills and safety.