Motorcyclist Enthusiast and Mechanic

My passion for Cars and Motorcycles started at an early age with me riding dirt bikes at the age of 12 years old; then achieving my full car and motorcycle license at only 15.
My first ever job was an apprentice mechanic which unbeknown to me would lead into a career as well as a world full of opportunities.

Obtaining this job I enjoyed meant I could buy a dirt bike and race it, I then bought and built several race cars for not only myself but for other people as well.

This lead me to working on Race Cars full time, building cars, managing the running and engineering of them in NZ champs, training drivers; I also worked for Canterbury Racing School as well as various independent teams.

Over approximately 8 years, I worked with some great drivers, Greg Tulett Ashley Stitchbery, Jason Richards, Andrew Neal, Ken Smith, Scott Dixon, Simon Wills to name a few.

I then worked overseas in England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Holland running a two car team with great results, until I was about 30 years old and I wanted to return to do my own racing again. This is when I discovered Road Racing Motorcycles, and for me nothing comes close to the enjoyment of this sport.

In 2005 myself along with a team of people, and Phil Garrett (project manager) as team leader I designed and built a sidecar to set a land speed record; This was a huge project and very successful. Both Phil and I rode the sidecar and broke both National and World Records, which are currently still held today.

Whilst building the Side Car I had also just purchased Street and Sport Motorcycles Ltd, Triumph dealers in Christchurch. Building the business to be Number 1 Triumph Dealership in the country for about 5 years, maintaining this position until 2011, despite the major earthquakes in Christchurch.

Throughout this period I engineered bikes for some top Road Race Riders, ie Sean Harris – 3 times Isle of Man winner, Dominic Jones – Professional Road Race Rider (AMA).

In running the Dealership we placed a lot of importance on Long Term riding for all riders. Therefore Training and Shop rides were a focus, where enjoying the ride yet safely, so we all can ride again tomorrow.

At the beginning of 2014 I left the Triumph dealership and started CnB training (Carz n Bikez Training Ltd) with Caron Bedwell my partner.  So we are back to what we love. Riding and training others to enjoy road riding, off road riding(getting dirty), track riding and racing.