Yorkshire Advanced Riders & Drivers
Chair - Mark Kelk
Mark is a real motorcycle fan, owning an everyday use Kawasaki 1400GTR and a Norton Commando, a little indulgence for a sunny day! With access to his other half's 500 he's nearly always out on two wheels!
An advanced car driver gained when in the police, mark decided to join E-YARD and honed his skills to a Gold standard.
Qualifying in 2018 as a tutor, MArk fits these duties in between his current job and CBT Motorcycle instructing!
He was a top level Rugby player (in his younger days?!) and is still an active member of Hull Ionians, taking in more of a social role these days!
Mark has been involved in committees and other formal bodies throughout both his professional and social life and is ideally placed, with his enthusiasm for advanced riding and driving to 'drive' E-YARD onward.
Vice -Chair - Jo Bowers
Jo is a real action girl, involved in archery, enjoying the local countryside and supporting events such as Tour de Yorkshire and Rugby League World Cup as a volunteer, the latter being a labour of love (don't mention rugby league though!)
An active member of both RoSPA and IAM, she also enjoys track days and rally experiences.
Secretary - Chris Hood
Chris is one of the founding members of the group, a retired police traffic supervisor who ran BikeSafe for several years.
Chris holds a RoSPA Diploma in addition to police class 1 motorcycle and car qualifications.
Actively involved in training the tutor team he occasionally tutors group members too.
Chris is also a motorcycle and car examiner for RoSPA.
He's been a motorcycle tour leader for BMW as well as Blood Bike rider previously.
Chris is now a part time Coach Driver as well! The only licence he hasn't got is for lorries....watch this space?
Treasurer - Andy Brittan
Andy is a Gold grade motorcycle and car member .
He is also a member of 'the other' group - the IAM, having attained both RoADAR and IAM qualifications within a week of each other!
Andy is not from these parts, but an import from the south, coming north as a missionary - yeah right!
Andy is an ex RAF officer and retired Thames Valley Police.
Andy both rides and drives a Mitsubishi SUV car and rides an R1200RT. He is also a keen cyclist!
Membership Secretary - Denise Rose
"Rosie" as she is known by most people is a true biker chick, preferring two wheels to four every time!
Holder of a Gold grade, she has been a member of numerous bike forums and groups, and this group from it's inception.
Currently riding an adventure bike, her previous machine was heavily customised and she used to quarter-mile drag strip it!
As soon as she qualified as a group tutor she was chomping at the bit and now also delivers BikeSafe as an E-YARD observer with the local team