I am originally from the UK and have been bike obsessed since I was very young and couldn't wait to get my first moped when I was 16.


I continued riding in the Army and was lucky enough to be selected to train as a bike instructor over 20 years ago.  The course covered licence acquisition, advanced/response and off-road riding which I taught to soldiers in the UK and Germany. 

Phill Bates

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After leaving the Army I continued to teach advanced riding as an advanced instructor with RoSPA & IAM and an examiner with Diamond advanced riding organisations, as well as training and qualifying other advanced instructors.  I even represented RoSPA North Yorkshire at a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

In 2005 I put my military escort riding to good use and joined the National Escort Group to become a safety motorcyclists  for national and international cycle races including the Olympics, Tour de France, World Road Race Championships, European Championships, Tour of Britain, Tour de Yorkshire and many other national events.

In 2017 I became a tour leader for Motorrad Tours, the official travel partner of BMW Motorrad UK, leading customers on motorcycle tours across Europe and the world.  I was lucky enough to lead tours on fantastic roads across the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal and am hoping to continue leading tours in Australia and back in Europe.


I moved to Brisbane in Jan 2020 and and am the first UK instructor to have my training and experience formally recognised as exceeding the standard and therefore equivalent to a Certificate IV qualification in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport Motorcycle Riding Instruction) by Queensland TMR. I am looking to share my knowledge and experience with riders who want to improve their on road skills and get more out of their riding on the fantastic roads and weather conditions which Australia has to offer.

Currently working back in the UK so not training in 2022

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Army Bike Instructors Course 1997

Buckingham Palace 2017

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Dumfries Scotland 2017 

Picos Mountains Spain/Portugal 2018

Mount Mee Brisbane 2020

National Escort Group - Tour of Britain 2019

Wedding Escort for my niece in 2019