Instructors

Dan (Linny) Linfoot

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British Superbikes rider Dan Linfoot needs no introduction, having ridden everything from Minibikes, 125 and 250 GPs, Superstock 600, and is now in BSB having come 5th in 2014, and has now been signed up as a works Honda rider for 2015.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rob (Frosty) Frost

Buff WSS Brands-15 (2)16 years racing experience straight in at the deep-end in the inaugural Superteen Championship in 1992. Ten of those in the ultra-competitive British and World Supersport Championships with many wins/podiums before injuries forced retirement in 2008. Also competed at the TT, Daytona and took podiums at the Ulster Grand Prix and Northwest 200. Previous instructing experience with the Ron Haslam school back in 1994-95 and worked as Road Tester for Fast Bikes Magazine from 1997-2001.

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Paul (Marra) Brown

Paul$20BrownOne of our very best UK national riders. British 250 champion in 1991, 1992 and 1993,  swopping to British Superbikes in 1994 and finishing 6th on an RC45 in 1995. In 1996 Paul finished 2nd in the British Supersports Championship on a Sanyo Yamaha, was Champion in 1997, wining 2 out of 3 Transatlantic Challenge races, finished 3rd in 1998 with a great performance at the NW200. He was second in the Macau SS600 class in 1999.

In 2000 Paul was team mate to the late Steve Hislop in Rob Mac’s Virgin Yamaha British Superbikes Team when a broken scapoid finished his season. In 2001 he was 6th in the BSB on a private Ducati, with the team folding midway through 2002. He has a wealth of instructing at Cadwell/Brands Hatch and Ron Haslam’s spread over several years with both novices and experts.

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Martin Armstrong

IMG_1471Martin has been with us from the start, has owned dozens of bikes and has accumulated a wealth of road and track riding skills and experience over 45 years to pass on. After a dabble at competitive Motorcross he turned to his real love – road racing – at age 30. Always fiercely competitive on the track, he prepares his own bikes, (he has won the Forgotten Racing Club’s best bike award), was much in demand with his welding and engineering skills in the paddock and also helped out in scrutineering with the Retford Motor Club. His main success has been on Yamahas with which he has had numerous podiums and top 3 Championship finishes in over 20 years of competitive club racing, having raced both a TZ250L and a Spondon TZ350, ending up on a 1993 Honda RS250. He currently has a very tidy YZF750 and a TRX850 which he uses on classic trackdays, and rides a 12 year old Fazer 1000 he’s had from new. He has toured Europe and Ireland many times, as well as New Zealand’s north and south islands.

Jules Croft

just$2520ballaugh (1)Jules has over 20 years riding experience and was a race school instructor at the Ron Haslam race school between ’04 & ’06. He has won 5 club championships in road racing and had an ACU Star Open Championship win, and >100 race wins at Cadwell Park. Jules has completed 4 Manx Grand Prix’s with a best result of 4th (average +118  mph on an R6) and has 7 replicas and has also completed in the TT (average +120 mph) with 3 replicas in superbike, superstock and senior.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pete Pete (Boastie) Boast

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Pete started racing when 7 years old in school boy MX At 16 he took up road racing and raced for 13 Seasons, competing in BSB with top 10 placings. He has 7 TT’s replicas, has competed in the World F2 Championship,  and has had numerous road race wins and lap records at Cadwell Park and Olivers Mount.

8 years racing Speedway, 7 year as a pro winning Premier League with Sheffield and the KO Cup with Boston, finnishing 3rd in the World Indoor Ice Speedway Championship. He did 7 years racing Flat Track in the USA finishing 2nd in the AMA National Championship 2006, British & European Champion in 2009 and 3 times British Thunderbike Champion. He has 22 years experience Instructoring at Racing Schools all over country,  runs his own Flattrack School and is well known for his 14 years as a test rider for BiKE Magazine. 40 years of racing bikes!

Geoff Baldock

Geoff Baldock 002Geoff has been a race school instructor for over 15 years at all the UK main circuits.  He has competed in most forms of bike sports including; Sand racing, Motocross, Trials, Enduros, Short circuit racing as well as road circuits in the Isle of Man TT and Northern Ireland. More recently he has competed in the National Flat Track championship.

Starting with Sand racing at the age of 16 Geoff progressed to Motocross and Enduros before taking up road racing at the age of 21.  Road racing saw him achieve his greatest successes with multiple club wins and championships.  Geoff had wins at National level as well as winning the Champion of Cadwell title. Also wins came at other circuits including Mallory Park and Brands Hatch.  He became 600 Supersport Champion at Oliver’s mount as well as being a lap record holder. Geoff won two replicas at the Isle of Man TT after two top ten places in the Senior Manx Grandprix.

Since retiring from road racing Geoff has continued in off road sport as well as passing on his considerable road race knowledge at numerous race schools and track days.  He has been and instructor for the Ron Haslam race school and is currently an instructor for MSV.

Dave Hewson

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Dave was 2nd in the BMCRC SS400 championship in 2002. He then moved into Superstock 1000’s at BSB, did 2 full years and was Superstock Cup rider of the meeting at Donnington Park in 2005. He has lapped the island at over 122mph and has 15 bronze replica’s so far. He’s lapped the Dundrod circuit (home of the Ulster GP) at over 124 mph and finished in the top 5 at Oliver’s Mount. In 2012 he’s off to the TT, UGP, Oliver’s mount, Tandragee, Aberdare as well as a few short circuits.

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British Superbikes School coach Dave Hewson at the Isle of Man TT

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ade Thomas

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Ade has been riding for almost 30 years and teaching for 20, 18 of those years running his own training school, teaching riders of all abilities from CBT to post test to preparing riders for an advanced test. He takes every opportunity to ride on the track and has raced 1000cc/ 600cc machines at club level and last season enjoyed a couple of races in the No Budget Cup. He is on the DSA Approved Register for post test (Enhanced Riders Scheme) motorcycle trainers, holds a RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Instruction, a DIA Examiner, BMF Blue Ribband Grade ‘A’ and a DAS Cert Instructor.

Ade Thomas crop”I look forward to passing on the skills that will enable you to gain more enjoyment from your riding by giving you the confidence and control needed for safer and smoother progress, not just on the road but on the track as well.’                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                             Andrew Fyfe

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British Superbikes School Coach Andy Fyfe in action

Andrew Fyfe has enjoyed bikes for over a decade. With limited road riding
after undertaking the BikeSafe programme, a greater desire for understanding bikes was formed; this is where track instruction and track time came in. After visiting most major tracks in the UK and spending the last 8 years working on the mental and physical understanding of riding a bike, accurately and fast, Andrew has helped many riders develop themselves and stay safer doing something that they enjoy. With a good background in safety and education, having worked within the Fire Service national training environment, Andrew has the ability to explain and assess performance to make sure an understanding is achieved at all levels.

Nigel Entwistle

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Nigel has been riding bikes for 30+ years, and running a training school for 8 years coaching everyone from Cbt to Advanced (ERS and IAM) along with many hundreds of laps on various tracks both in Uk and Southern Spain. Getting involved in the Superbike School for me is a very exciting opportunity helping riders explore the performance of their bikes whilst developing their skills in a safe and controlled environment.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mark Roxborough

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Mark Roxbrough, is a 45 year old serving Police Officer in The South Yorkshire Police and hails from Sheffield. He is trained to Police Advanced motorcycle level and was a police motorcyclist for 3 years, before transferring to a different role. For many years, he enjoyed motorcycle track days with his friends and colleagues before taking the plunge into the world of racing in 2010. He competed with a teammate in 600 cc Endurance racing in his first year and finished a creditable 6th in a National Championship, taking one win and many top five finishes. In 2011, he again entered the Endurance Championship and this time finished in 2nd place, collecting 1 win and 4 podium finishes over the 8 rounds of the National Championship. Mark works very closely with his main sponsor Initiatec CCTV, to publicise his racing and sponsorship through the eye catching Police livery on the bike. For 2012, Mark is this year moving away from Endurance racing in an effort to concentrate on his riding skills and will be competing in the Michelin Power Cup on his Yamaha R6, having secured sponsorship for all 8 rounds of the National Championship. He believes he can achieve a top 3 Championship finish in his first year of sprint racing through consistent results. Mark sampled sprint racing last season with Preston and District club and posted 3 top 10 finishes from 4 races, and recorded the fastest lap of the race on his last outing in a very wet race.

Symon Woodward

125 snet3As an Aircraft Propulsion Technician in the Royal Air Force,  Symon Woodward started racing 2-strokes twins and singles in 1991 and has never really grown out of them.  Some of the bikes Symon has raced over the years are:- Honda MT125, Honda RS125, Yamaha RD250, Suzuki GT250, Kawasaki KR1S, Yamaha TZ350, Yamaha RD400.  He has won Forgotten Racing Club and Classic Motorcycle Racing Club Championships and is the current 2014 CRMC Air-Cooled 500 Champion.  Still in the RAF but no longer “on the tools” he created the RAF Classic Motorcycle Racing Team which had grown to 6 riders and 8 bikes for 2014 with an additional 2 riders and 3 bikes anticipated for the 2015 season.  Symon has ridden on the road since his 16th Birthday and currently rides his trusty VFR750FV which he has owned since 2001.

Mike Abbott

IMG_3847 (3)Mike is an apprentice trained Automotive Engineer, spending time in the legendary Ford Competitions Department at Boreham and AVO, and is a nationally qualified teacher and trainer. He was the Forgotten Racing Club’s ‘Novice of the Season’ in 1989, riding an ex-Neal Tuxworth Yamaha TZ350H, and held an ACU National Road Race License for many years. He completed the California Superbike School to level 4 and had previous track training with Ron Haslam’s, Hopps and Chas Mortimer’s Race Schools. He retired from racing in 2005 but still does the occasional trackday on a GSXR1000 and a post classic YZF750. He is a Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) approved Post-Test Motorcycle Trainer, and also holds a RoSPA BTECH National Diploma in Advanced Motorcycle Instruction.

Kev Harper

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Kev’s competition background comes from the off road side of motorcycling having competed nationally in trials and moto cross. He is a former off road British Novice Champion. He has been a police motorcyclist for almost 20 years and is the South Yorkshire Police’s off road motorcycle instructor. He has been a motorcycle instructor for 10 years during which time he has designed and delivered courses to a large number of riders of ranging experience. He is a keen trackday enthusiast, regularly riding in the fast group at tracks throughout the country

                                                                                                                                                                                               Martin Powell

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Martin is a recently retired Class 1 Police Motorcyclist, and has road raced for the past 27 years competing at most U.K tracks at all levels. He has competed in the Manx Grand Prix and has 11 silver replicas and has raced in Ireland on the road circuits, competed at Moto-Cross and Enduro, and currently takes part in trials.

He is the ROSPA examiner for the Midlands and Wales area, and  a tutor for the local Shropshire Rospa group.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Vince Conn

SilverstoneVince has been riding bikes for over 30 years and is a Police Class One Motorcyclist and Driver. Currently serving within the Royal Protection Group he has trained in Specialist rider and driver roles. He holds a Rospa Diploma in Advanced Motorcycle Instruction and examines for the IAM. He also performs check tests and training for various Bike magazine staff and journalists.

Rich Evans

IMG_0373Rich was our first ‘home grown’ coach, who we have known since he first started advanced road training with us 3 years earlier. A naturally gifted rider, he achieved a RoSPA Gold at his first attempt and passed his IAM assessment with ease. He was very quick from the off, but proved this was ability and confidence, rather than just a total lack of fear. He is an experienced  track day rider, but more enjoys the challenge of road riding, whatever the conditions. Due to his career as an Airline Pilot, he has had the opportunity to ride ‘twisties’ in a number of countries worldwide, on a variety of bikes, and tours Europe several times a year. A passion for Italian V twins (in fact anything Italian!) and the desire to constantly learn techniques and improve himself, has led him to seek to communicate this learnt knowledge to people wanting to improve their own riding.

The British Superbike School, Ivy House, Town Street,
Lound, Retford, Notts, DN22 8RX
Tel: 01777 818013
Mob: 07939 041606
Email: info@britishsuperbikeschool.co.uk

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