Instructors


Complete Bike Training
is run by two full time instructors: John Taylor and Kevin Byrne.

Both John and Kevin are active participants in all areas of the motorcycle training industry and very well known in the area as highly regarded instructors.

All our instructors are fully qualified and approved by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency.

John Taylor – everyone simply knows and calls him JT.

jtHe has ridden bikes for more years than he would like to admit to and decided to put something back into a “fantastic and enjoyable hobby”.

John therefore left the electrical contracting trade to concentrate on motorcycle training, gained his DVSA qualifications and has been teaching full time ever since.

JT rides one of our video camera bikes, a BMW GS Adventure.

John is a qualified teacher in the Life Long Learning sector and a qualified DVSA Post Test Motorcycle Instructor. John is at the forefront of developing new and modern training ideas, aimed at keeping motorcyclists safe into the next decade.

John said “My teacher training has given me a unique insight into helping people to get more from their bikes and more from themselves…Our fantastic location means this can be done on some of the finest roads in the country”!

When not out teaching, JT is to be found either as an active member of a local group of advanced riders, or quietly enjoying his photography or playing on his amateur radio. John is also a member of the IAM.

Kevin ByrneKevin has considerable riding as well as teaching experience.
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His first bike in 1973 was a Yamaha YDS 7, a 250cc twin but soon went for larger motorcycles after passing his test including a lot of time on scramblers and other off road bikes. His most favourite bike he has owned was another Yamaha, a V Max!

Kevin fully qualified as a DVSA Approved Motorcycle Instructor in 2004, left the building supplies industry and has been teaching riders of all experiences since then. He rides another camera bike, a Honda Varadero 1000.

He brings his wealth of riding and teaching experience together with a very good sense of humour.

Kevin said “Great riding is a craft, a skill. It gives me great pleasure in being able to assist riders, of all abilities, to improve what they do on a motorbike, to improve their own enjoyment and safety. Riding a bike is great fun. I cover over 50,000 miles a year on one and I enjoy every single mile!”

Although regularly riding all around Western and Eastern Europe, Kev is looking forward to a longer trip – to Moscow. This adventure is now at the planning stage!

Dave Pearson – Dave has recently joined the CBT team – previously working for another local school.davepearson

He has been a Firefighter for 31 years – now retired.

Dave has been riding bikes for nearly 20 years and as a DVSA Approved Motorcycle Instructor, has been instructing since 2010.

He is also an active member of the IAM and currently rides a Kawasaki
GTR1400 with a teddy on top!

Matt Clarke – A DVSA Approved Motorcycle Instructor, Matt has been working with us since 2010 covering both CBT and Direct Access.mattclarke

Riding for 25 years and qualifying as a Motorcycle Instructor in 2001,
Matt has helped hundreds of new riders develop the skills necessary to
ride safely and to pass their tests.

He is a very easy going and approachable person and this comes across in his relaxed style.

Matt said “Biking is definitely in my blood.  In all these years of riding bikes my passion for biking keeps getting stronger and stronger.  I have ridden extensively in the UK and Europe and also been lucky enough to ride a bike for six months in
Australia.”
Andrew Banks

Andy is a passionate motorcyclist and a conscientious, enthusiastic teacher.

He has been riding motorbikes since 2005 and has loved every second of being on the road ever since.   He is experienced in many riding styles and currently owns a Harley Davidson and a Suzuki Hayabusa.

Andy has been a professional instructor since 2011 and he always creates a friendly and positive atmosphere for students to learn.   He has experience in training students across all skill levels, sharing his passion for bikes and riding.

“I equip my students with the knowledge that will enable them to be skillful riders, laying the foundations for them to be safe and confident on the road.”
Rick Morton – DVSA Approved Motorcycle Instructor
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Rick qualified as an Approved Motorcycle Instructor in 1990 and brings lots of experience in teaching CBT and Direct Access candidates. He still loves the challenge of the role and fits in nicely with our modern coaching methods.

He will cover all our sites, but will mainly be based at our Kidderminster site which is at the Motorcycle Mart Yamaha dealership.

When not training, Rick enjoys very, very long ride outs – being a member of the Iron Butt UK Association. A thousand miles in 24 hours is a good day out! His weapon of choice is a BMW R1150GS which he loves so much he is now on his third one.

 

Tony Blews – Is not an instructor.
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For the last seven years Tony has been CBT’s web designer and general IT minion.

Despite learning to ride (on an XR75) when he was 8, and having a full licence, Tony has not been near a bike for more years than he can remember. He hopes one day to be let out of his cave and be allowed to at least touch a motorcycle again, but admits that his almost permanently closed eyes and skull too large to fit in a helmet may hamper this ambition.