Your Instructor : Tim Smithson.
Profile : Tim passed his "L "Plate test in 1979, after first completing the RAC-ACU Star training course.
Over the years since then, He has been riding a variety of machines from 250's to 1300's !
In 1999 he passed the IAM Test in Aylesbury and soon afterwards became an Observer and Senior Bike Advisor for the Group, coaching 18 students to pass the IAM test and also training other Observers.
In 2001 he took a Ride-Drive Advanced Course, which gave him credits towards an Open College qualification.
In 2005, Tim completed an Advanced Motorcycle Instructor Course, run by Police Class 1 Certificate Holders, and accredited by the Open College Nework, qualifying him to an NVQ Level 4.
Taking things further, he also qualified as a Thames Valley Police Driving Instructor in 2006, teaching response driving to Police Officers.
Tim regularly helps out with Be a Better Biker Days as an Approved Instructor since 2004.
He is based in Cambridge and covers from Peterborough to Ipswich, Bedford to Norwich.
In his spare time, he is a member of SERV, also known as BloodRunners, delivering out-of-hours urgent NHS items between hospitals.
Contact him directly on 07809 613362