Our Team


David Welch


David Welch: Lead Instructor

David says, “Ive been teaching people to ride bikes forever. It’s my passion. I like nothing better than to see a CBT student return a few years later to take their MOD 1 and MOD 2 and in some cases even become instructors!”





 Carolyn Hayward:  Instructor

Carolyn says “Ive been riding for more years than I care to admit! I own a Harley and a Triumph. I love teaching and seeing new riders build their confidence. My dream is to organise biking holidays at home and abroad and to be the tour guide.” Watch this space for more information about that!



Dougie Palmer

I love riding bikes, have been doing it for over 40 years and been involved in teaching others to ride for some 20 of those years.  For me there is something special about being on a bike, whatever the weather, which is why I love helping others to experience the same pleasure.  Personally, I ride my bike all year, be it commuting, instructing, track days or just because I can.  I particularly enjoy the camaraderie that comes with group riding, having      organised and led many biking holidays both at home and overseas.


Ruth on KwakRuth Clarke: Occasional Instructor – a skills day regular

Ruth says “I fell in love with riding 4 years ago  and now spend most of my spare time indulging my passion for all things motorbike.  I ride all year-round and go touring on a Kawasaki Z1000SX. I also have a Triumph for the summer. Being an instructor means I get to give something back and hopefully pass on my enthusiasm and passion for riding to others.”





fay for website

 Fay Staple: Finance and admin guru!

Fay says, “Although I don’t ride I am passionate about RideSafe Training being the best motorcycle training facility in the area and making it a great experience from your first contact to your final certificate and even the tea and biscuits in between!”




Paul Staple:  Directorpaul in office

Paul says “I don’t ride (yet!) but I love all things motorised, two, three and four wheels. I’ve been teaching and training in some form or another for more than 28 years. RideSafe Training, SkidBike, Alconbury Driving Centre and SkidCar all have the best facilities, instructors and training equipment in East Anglia and I’m passionate about building that fantastic reputation .”