Tour Guides

Experienced Motorcyclists

Peter Stringer

Peter worked in London for 7 years as a design Draughtsman working on MOD projects. He passed his bike test when he moved to London on a trusty Honda CG 125. Peter left London and moved to Sunny Yorkshire to attend University and qualified as a solicitor and latterly worked as a partner in a niche practice in Leeds.

Peter has been riding bikes for 30 years (mainly road but some off road) and racing them for 10 years being the E/S EMRA 750 Champion in 2011 and 2013. Peter’s various ‘pots’ are in the deep dark recesses (where he fears to tread) of his boys bedrooms – both of whom he’s taught to ride. They started out on a PW50 and currently they ride a PW80. He has also instructed on track days and takes great pleasure in passing on his knowledge and experience both to those that are new to bikes, or want some advance road tuition and / or those that want to experience the thrill of the track. Peter has toured and travelled extensively in Europe and Africa.

Mark Glasswell

Mark Glasswell is a fully qualified DAS and CBT instructor and a member of the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorcycling). He completed his Advanced Riding test and is also a member of the BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation). Mark has been riding for 35 years and teaching for over 15 years.

Mark has a professional Teaching (Pttls L3 and Cttls L4) and Assessment qualifications (City and Guilds), having been a college lecturer in a previous life! He also has a Level 2 certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work which was also adapted to include Motorcycling First Aid procedures.

Mark loves to see people riding bikes and he says that being an instructor is the most satisfying job (it’s not really a job) he has ever had!

Mark’s favourite Bike is his current one! (why would he have it otherwise!) which is a BMW R1200 GS (yes it’s tall and yes he has little legs!). He has ridden and owned countless bikes over the years but past favourites have been a ZZR 1400(09), Z1000 (03) and a GPz 750 Turbo (A reg 1984), he also had one of the first ZXR 750 in the country!

Rob Strachan

Rob has been riding motorcycles since 1989 when he swapped his mountain bike for a Honda CB100, where after completing several urgent repairs, he used it to get to and from College.

He began touring & camping around the UK & Europe in 1991, when he lived and worked in Germany. Since then he has toured most Western European countries including France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy & Spain, visiting sites such as Colditz Castle, the Stelvio Pass, Auschwitz, the Nürburgring, Monte Casino and Bergen Belsen to name a few. He has also toured British Columbia in Canada & the North Island of New Zealand.

Rob has now retired from mainstream employment, and runs a part-time Property & Garden Maintenance business near York in North Yorkshire, which allows him plenty of time off to continue his passion for touring.

A friendly, outgoing character, he now rides a BMW GS1200 and enjoys touring at a more leisurely rate, staying off the mainstream autobahns and toll roads of Europe and riding the sweet bendy A-roads, which allow you to interact and enjoy the country much more than you would staying on the motorway! 

David Burton

David has been in the privileged position of being trained to a very high level as a Class one advanced police motorcyclist. This role progressed very quickly to that of an advanced car and motorcycle instructor for the police, which only made his career in the service more enjoyable and satisfying.

This position afforded David the responsibility of being involved in VIP visits which included escorting members of the Royal family who visited the region and world leaders including President George Bush.

The photograph was on my last VIP role escorting the Queen when Royal Ascot was held at York.

The skills David obtained is a transferable one and which he uses personally, riding his own machine and when involved in Bikesafe for the Police and for a time as a senior observer for the IAM.

David has always felt that he was very lucky to obtain this skill and as a result used it to pass onto other people, outside of the Police service, giving him the satisfaction that they developed their own riding qualities, ultimately keeping them safer on the roads when out on their own machines. In addition to this Dave has significant experiencing Touring on two wheels.

Mark Dalton

Mark has been riding bikes since he was 16 years old. He starting on a FS1E Yamaha in 1979 and has owned and ridden all sorts of bikes from a RD250LC Yamaha to Honda Fireblades, an R1 and GSXR Suzukis and lots in between, including riding a very unsuitable FZ750 Yamaha to Morocco in 1990.

Mark has travelled by bike to MotoGP and world superbike rounds in Europe. He’s ridden around Spain and Portugal and toured most of Great Britain from lands end to John O’Groats.

In the early 2000’s he raced at club level doing a number of rounds of the KRC endurance series on a Triumph 955 Daytona. With a passion for trackdays he founded the trackday riders website to share the track day experience.

A heart operation in 2010 re-focussed his mind and he embarked on a solo overland round the world trip in 2015 on a Kawasaki 650 Versys. Of which he modified to deal with the journey crossing Europe, Kazakhstan and Siberia, around Korea and around Australia, before shipping the bike back to the UK to continue his circumnavigation of the world by other means.

Colin Clark

A motorcyclist since 1968 with a few periods without a bike in the garage, a midlife crisis took Colin back onto large motorcycles in the late 90’s and a desire to tour into Europe encouraged him to do refresher courses followed by Advanced Motorcycle Training.

Now a ROSPA Gold standard rider also with IAM 1First and IAM Masters Distinction passes under his belt, Colin went on to further develop his personal skills by becoming a ROSPA group tutor before taking and passing the ROSPA Advanced Tutor test.

Colin continues to seek different challenges and training programs to further improve his own skills, all which will help him to be safer on todays roads. Keep Skills High!