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Meet The Team

Meet the team at SAFERIDE Motorcycle & Scooter Training School, where all our instructors are fully certified to train both new & already qualified riders. Hover over or if using a phone, tap on an image to find out more about each member.

Tony Iles

(Managing Partner) Chief Instructor

I started riding at an early age, around 7 or 8 yrs old, and passed my test in the 1970’s.

I started teaching as a canoeing instructor then went on to scuba diving, I became a master scuba diving instructor. Within my dive centre I taught RYA advanced powerboat courses, and passed my Yacht Master offshore.

I have been riding continuously throughout the years, also passing my IAM advanced rider qualification. I started teaching for Saferide in 2015 and took my CBT and DAS assessments. In January 2018 I bought, with the help of the team, Saferide Motorcycle Training. Since taking over we have raised our bike stock, bought all new equipment and increased both our instructors and student numbers.

My hobbies are still riding bikes, travel, metal and woodworking.

Sue Kwiatkowska

(Partner) Training Co-ordinator

I’m the team member who you’ll most likely speak with on the phone and the one that keeps all the plates perfectly spinning behind the scenes!

I've been around bikes and biking for over 20 years, thanks to my bike mad husband Alex, but am new to riding and really should find the time to renew my CBT!

When I’m not keeping this lively bunch of instructors in check and seamlessly managing their work diaries, you’ll most likely find me behind a camera (I was a professional photographer for 10 years) out on long walks and skiing with my family over the winter months.

Des Southon

(Partner) New Rider & CBT Instructor

Ian Thompson

(Partner) CBT & DAS Instructor

John Moore

CBT & DAS Instructor

Malcolm Fish

CBT Instructor

Biking runs in my family, both my father and grandfather had bikes when they were younger, so I always had an interest in it. Also when I was at school most of the lads got mopeds at 16, so there was a peer thing going on. I have always found biking far more involving and enjoyable than driving a car.

I started teaching in 2016 and I now instruct on CBT and the A1 licence.

When I finished in my last job I was not ready to retire and the idea of combining my love of motorcycling with earning a few quid seemed the perfect way forward. I knew Tony Iles through the Royal British Legion Riders Branch and he suggested coming along to Saferide. I have always done things in a calm and considered way and this has translated pretty well into teaching people who are new to motorcycling.

As a husband, father and grandfather there is a fair amount of family stuff to deal with and enjoy. I enjoy watching most sports, it has to be watching these days rather than taking part, though I still do a bit of rowing and sailing and a bit of fitness work. I also dance, less now my knees are dodgy; salsa, argentine tango that sort of thing, plus of course classic dad dancing. Other than that, history, current affairs, art, you know the typical renaissance man stuff 😉

Toby Robyns

New Rider & CBT Instructor

Nick Samuels

New Rider & CBT Instructor

Steve Iles

Maintenance Instructor

John Fish

Bike Maintenance

Clair Blackwell

Administration Assistant