Meet The Team.


 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid
                                                             


Richard Millington
1967
Founder and Managing Director
1983 
Dordogne, France 1988
Motorrad Days 2012
Thailand, Alaska, Vietnam... I can never choose! 
New Zealand is high on the list   
Used to keep three bikes in the house in colour coded rooms!  Buell S1
Lightening in Orange, Kawasaki ZX12R in Lime Green and a Purple
Kawasaki ZZR1100. There was also a GS in the garage!
                                                                                                                                  


 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid

                                                             


Daniel McQuoid
1958
Tour Leader
1989
Ypres and the Ardennes 2001
Mountains all the way 2014
The Alps, Germany and France
Scandinavia and the the Balkans
Danny is retired from the Metropolitan police after 30 years service. He spent the last
10 years leading overseas protection operations in high risk, low infrastructure
countries!  For those not conversant in Police speak this means he spent a lot of time
in dodgy areas of the world in dark sunglasses trying to look tougher than the locals. 
                                                                                                                                              



 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid

                                                             


Hugh Mellor
Old enough to know better, young enough not to care!
Tour Leader
1964
1996 The Italian Lakes - I was hooked!
2003
New Zealand, the South Island is my idea of biking heaven
Ride the Trans America Trail, a dirt road route from coast to coast across the US
Formerly raced Enduros but, thinking it was time to retire took up motor racing and 
competed in Formula Ford, Caterhams and even Formula 3!  Hugh thinks he has 
retired from Tour Leading but we always have hope to get him back for one more.

                                                                                                                                              


 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour  
First World of BMW Tour  
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid

                                                             



Pierre Jeanjean
1960
Tour Leader
2004
Ardennes and the Vosges 2008
Mountains Picos And Asturias 2017
The Alps and the Cevennes
South Africa
A French anglophile, Pierre has lived in the UK for over 25 years.  Retired
from a career in advertising which took him as far a field as Sweden
Pierre is now a dedicated biker (no car!) and an accomplished 
free diver and spear fisherman!

                                                                                                                                          

  
 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid


                                                             

Mark Hamilton
1956
Tour Leader
2004
Morocco 2005
Maroc Explorer 2012
Tajikistan, while leading a London to Beijing Expedition 
Either Thailand or India (or both!)  
A keen water skier and windsurfer Mark is also pretty handy with a Shotgun
when clay pigeon shooting, but doesn't take the shotgun with him on tour! Mark 
came late to riding but is certianly making up for missed time. Mark has ridden
overland from Alaska to Argentina and from London to Beijing twice!
                                           
  
  
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid
                                       
                     


Paul Mostyn
1965
Tour Leader
1981 (although there was a mother enforced ban for a few years!) 
France 1998 with no maps, no plan and no money on a Super Tenere
Motorrad Days 2012
Patagonia - No words can do it justice!
More of South America and Thailand is on the list
Paul is a bit of a petrol head ! Retiring after 30 years as a Police
Traffic Sergeant he started his own Advanced Traning school as well
working for Bike Safe in a national role! To relax he competes in Triathlons.

                                                                                                                                             

 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid

                                                             


Bob Rees
1959
Tour Leader
1976
France 1983
Brecon Beacons 2012
It was defintiely Morocco, right until i went to Patagonia
Would love to ride through Africa 
Used to be a keen walker, rock climber and sea kayaker but they have 
all given way to bikes!  A retired fire fighter Bob is ready for anything.  
He is also a RoSPA tutor and rides for Bike Safe. 

                                                                                                                                              

 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid


                                                             


Ian (Alf) Garnett
1961
Tour Leader
1982
Nurbergring and Eiffel Region 1998 
Highlands and Islands 2015
Massif Central and the Dolomites are both fighting for the prize
South America - Peru and Patagonia are top of the list!
Alf was an officer in the RAF having also served in both the 
Army and the Navy - Bit of a uniform fettish we think?  He is also 
a busy RoSPA tutor and when not on a bike can be found at agility
trials with his four border collies. 
                                                                                                                                              


 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour
First World of BMW Tour     
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid


                                                             


Nigel Richardson
1953
Tour Leader
1996
West Coast USA on a...... Harley
Motorrad Days 2007
Tibet and to Everest Base Camp
Southern Africa - To ride to Cape Town via Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia. 
Being ex Army, Nigel is likely to take you off route to historical sites and battlefields
and explain their significance in as much detail as you can take. You can always
pretend not to notice him turning off!  Nigel has ridden overland from Alaska to
Ushuaia and from London to Beijing. 

                                                                                                                                              



 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour   
Favourite place you have ridden   
New place you most want to ride

Interesting Factoid


                                                        
                             


Chris Hone
1966
Tour Leader
1979
Sierra Nevada 1999 two up on a Ducati 750SS which I still own today
Sistema Central, Spain
In the late 80's I completed my arctic training in Norway. I would love to return there,
preferably in the summer and on a bike!
Being ex Royal Navy Chirs completes our set for the services - Army, RAF and Navy
Chris is also a retired Company Director as well as a RoSPA Advance Instructor,
Bikesafe observer and Volunteer Blood Biker.  Chris is also Welsh, so please don't
mention the sheep in his photo!



                                                                                                                                              


 
   
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour  
First World of BMW Tour   
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid
                                                             



Ian Speight
1963
Tour Leader
1979
Europe, 1993
Highlands and Islands: Scotland 2016
Route des Grandes Alpes and Route Napoleon
Italy and also the Picos de Europa
Another ex Police Traffic Officer - Ian retired after 29 years. He now spends his 
time mainly looking for reasons to ride his bike.  He is a motorcycle tutor for 
a RoSPA  group and also a motorcycle examiner for RoSPA and the IAM



 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour 
First World of BMW Tour  
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid


                                                             


Katrina Lowe
1965
Tour Leader
1981
South of France 1982
Loire Long Weekender 2016
Throughout the USA - Incredible variety and beauty
Back to New Zealand - Done it in an RV, now want to do it on a bike. 
Currently trying to be a lady of leisure, Katrina served 30 years in the Police (we
know she doesn't look old enough!) having spent 17 years on bikes with the Met
including working with RoSPA and delivering the RoSPA Diploma course.
 

                                                                                                                                              


 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour 
First World of BMW Tour       
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid
                                                             



Steve Freeman
1950 (Surely that's a typo!) 
Tour Leader
1996 
Highlands of Scotland 1999
Meandering the Moselle 2016
The Picos de Europas and the Pyrenees
New Zealand
Recently retired as the CEO of a Barristers Chambers, Steve is fortunate to have
the flexibility to combine touring and both riding and walking in the Brecon
Beacons, arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. 


 
   
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour 
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid
                                                             



Mark Hunt
1960
Tour Leader
1977
South of France, 1980
Pacific Coast Highway in the USA
Alaska and the Canadian Rockies
Mark a keen snowboarder and trackday rider. He is also a bit of a masochist having
a  penchant for classic Italian motorcycles (there is a 1974 Laverda 3C-1000 in his
garage) He also has a soft spot for Porsche 911s. Basically an incurable petrolhead.

                                                                                                                                  



Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First Tour  
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride

Interesting Factoid





                                                             

Phil Bates
1971
Tour Leader
1987
Prague in 1993 
Langkawi Malaysia  
I lived in Nepal for 6 months but didn’t have a bike then. I’d love to go back and
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Phil was an Army Officer where he learned to teach off-road, licence acquisition and
advanced riding and he still teaches for RoSPA. He is also part of the National Escort
Group where he has marshalled hundreds of cycle races  including the London 2012
Olympics and the Tour de France.