Pete is our Chief Instructor and is a DVSA RPMT, DAS and CBT certified instructor. He is an active member of the IAM, through Cornwall Advanced Motorcyclists (CAM), and is qualified as a National IMI Observer. He has passed the IAM advanced test and the DIAmond extended advanced test. He started riding in 1976 has owned and ridden a wide variety of machines and enjoys touring.
Alison is the Damerells company secretary and has provided admin support to our training team since 1990. Along with Pete she can also provide advice and consultancy on all training matters.
Nigel is a DVSA DAS and CBT certified instructor. He started riding in 1977 passing his test in 1978 and ridden numerous machines since.
Tim is a DVSA certified CBT instructor. He has been riding full time since 1996 and has passed the IAM advanced test and has recently passed the IAM Masters test. The Masters test is the highest award that can be achieved by a civilian driver or rider and Tim is the only rider in Cornwall who has so far obtained this award. He is qualified as an IMI National Observer and is qualified to mentor candidates to take the Masters test. Tim has owned several motorcycles and his last purchase being a Honda 1200 Crosstourer Highlander.
Terry is one of our DVSA certified CBT Instructors and comes with wide experience including riding a number of bikes in London since he started back in 1965! While in London he joined Wimbledon Motorcycle Club, owning a Lambretta he became the RAC-ACU best scooter rider South East England 1967. He has passed the IAM advanced test and became the first in Cornwall to qualify as an IMI National Observer. He is an active member of CAM and is currently the Group Chairperson.
John is a DVSA certified CBT instructor. John started motorcycling off road in 1967. He bought his first motorcycle from Damerells at 16yrs in 1970 and passed his test three weeks later. Since then he has owned numerous motorcycles including his most recent Honda also bought from Damerells. He enjoys touring and has travelled to many European countries by motorcycle alone, in groups and with his wife.
Malcolm is a DVSA CBT certified instructor. He passed his test with Damerells a few years ago and was so impressed with training he decided to join the training team. He has passed the DIAmond standard advanced test.
Keith is a DVSA certified CBT instructor. He has been riding since 1972 and passed the motorcycle test at the end of the year. During a change of address in 1990 DVLA misplaced the motorcycle category and he had to resit the test! Keith enjoys touring, solo or with friends and has toured all over Europe and Canada. His next touring adventure will be in New Zealand
Gary is a DVSA certified CBT instructor. He started riding in 1982 and has owned and ridden a wide variety of machines. He is an active member of the IAM through Cornwall Advanced Motorcyclists and is qualified as an IMI National Observer. He has passed the IAM advanced test.
Brendan is our newest member of the team and he is under training to become a DVSA certified CBT instructor. He passed his test with Damerells in 2011 (Pete trained him). Since then he has quickly gained experience and developed his riding passing the IAM advanced test and become a Local Observer with Plymouth Advanced Motorcyclists (PAM).