Friday, August 28, 2009

Great Summer holiday with Jodie.

This year I have been able to have some great fun with my daughter Jodie, she has shown an interest in bikes, and we've just started to do a bit of off road riding - thanks to Harry for lending me his bike.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

V2pro motorcycle road race on track coaching

I have received this great testimonial from Nick Shorter, so I thought I would share it with you:

I can highly recommend a day with Mike...

...Rather than spend 1,000's on the bike anymore I decided to spend the money on the nut on the saddle. At a very wet and gloomy Cadwell Park in August Mike gave me insights into my riding techniques - he knew what I was thinking and my attitude to corners before I could even elucidate them, which showed me he really knew what he was talking about.

We worked through a lot including; lines, body position, suspension set up, attitude to overtaking, mechanics of weight transfer. This was all fantastically backed-up by Mike's video analysis, there were no excuses then, and it all became crystal clear what I was doing wrong. Mike also nobly mucked in and helped fix my bike on more than one occasion.

His tuition style is excellent, he speaks in plain English, he realises the day is about the rider and focuses completely on you, not once did I hear an old war story, he has the patience of a saint, is enthusiastic and never once gave the impression he didn't want to get out on track even in the grimmest of weather conditions (I would have been very interested in his old war stories though).

If I could start my racing career again, I'd get a decent reliable stock bike and go see Mike, before spending any money on the newest gizmos. The greatest gains in lap times are in a brain re-map, not a few more bhp. I'm seriously considering another tuition day to see what I can learn in the dry.

Nick Shorter.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ground Hog Day...

It's a Monday and it's Cadwell Park.

The only difference from last week is that its been raining all day and my coaching client is on a two stroke!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I would just like to say congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hanna, who were re-married on Tuesday.

Julie, you look gorgeous.
Mark, you are very lucky.
All the best.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Scorching hot and sunny.

Doing some 1 to 1 coaching at Cadwell today.

What a glorious change for it not to be raining!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The 'eyes' have it.

The 'bugs' are tested to approx. 120mph - it's just the rain that they don't like.
These action shots are by Paul and Linda of