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
Either Patagonia or Thailand - 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
Favourite place you have ridden    
New place you most want to ride
Interesting Factoid

                                                             


Marc Slater
1987
Customer Service and Bookings
At the age of 10
Everywhere
Peru - Land of the Incas tour is on the Bucket List
While a sports bike enthusiast Marc is now back into off-road where he
started having ridden the GS at Off Road Skills. He is also a die hard Liverpool 
FC fan, despite being from Coventry.  

                                                                                                                                              



 
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  
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
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 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
1983 (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
Prbably Patagonia although Morocco is up there as well.
The list is long but South Africa is right at the top
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
as instructing for BMW Rider Training! To relax he take his R1200GSA
for a ride!  
                                                                                                                                             

 
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
West Coast of Scotland - Unparalleled Beauty
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 Insutructor 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


                                                             


Katrina Lowe
1965
Tour Leader
1981
South of France 1982
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
                                                             



Chris Hood - Hoody
1962
Tour Leader
1979 - on a CB100N that he dropped before getting off the drive 
Fort William, Scotland 1994
Portugal and the Picos 2014
The Alps - Southern Germany and into the Austrian Tyrol - Stunning
Nordkap and Scandinavia as a whole, and maybe the Himalayas!
Another ex Police Sergeant - with a definite sense of humour as his personal 
bike registration is P16 SGT and he had it while still in the Police! Hoody is also a 
qualiied instructor and a regular rider / helper at RiDE magazine.





 
Name
Born
Job Role
Started Riding
First 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
The Picos de Europas and the Pyrenees
New Zealand
Still working as the CEO of a Barristers Chambers, Steve is fortunate to have
the flexibility to combine work, 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
                                                             



Ian Speight
1963
Tour Leader
1979
Europe, 1993
Roiute dee Grande 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 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



                                                             

Simon Huddart
1957
Tour Leader
1980
Gorges du Tan, Lot 1987
Portugal and the Picos 2014
Namibia for the sheer scale of the wide open plains
South America - Peru and the Nazca Lines   
A retired peadiatric surgeon, Simon paid his way through medical school by despatch 
riding out of Soho in London.  This was after he dropped his first bike in the first 15
feet! He has previously ridden in South Africa and Namibia