Stuart is passionate about helping people make safer decisions on the road, so they make it home at night. While rider safety is a serious topic, Stuart doesn’t take things too seriously. He likes a bit of humour in his day, as it helps people to relax, and we all learn a little quicker that way. It makes for a more responsive environment, where people have fun, learn and find the day rewarding. People can seriously up-skill on a course and standards are high. If you want to become the best, get trained by the best; UK police motorcyclists go through some of the highest levels of training in the world.
That’s what makes the team at Love Motorcycle Training unique, as they’re all ex UK police. Stuart has spent 17 years in the UK police service, with years of experience riding a police motorcycle, taking part in VIP protection, pursuits, and more. In 1996, he began working for Honda as an advanced instructor. He came to New Zealand in 2001 and has been training motorcyclists ever since. Stuart is a South Island examiner for IAM (the Institute of Advanced Motorists) a charity, training riders to an advanced level.
He loves seeing the penny drop when someone who’s been riding for 30 years picks up a new skill that really improves their riding. You can always upskill and learn more and Stuart has the patience and follow-through to make sure you get there. He’s a strong believer in putting the time into people until they get it right.