Pete is our Chief Instructor and is a DVSA RPMT, DAS and CBT certified professional instructor. He started riding in 1976 has owned and ridden a wide variety of machines and enjoys touring. He is an active member of IAM RoadSmart, through Cornwall Advanced Motorcyclists (CAM) and is the group secretary. He has passed the IAM RoadSmart advanced test, the Masters test (with a distinction) and the DIAmond elite test. He is qualified as an IAM RoadSmart National IMI Observer and Masters mentor.
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 certified professional DAS and CBT instructor. He started riding in 1977 passing his test in 1978 and ridden numerous machines since.
Tim is a DVSA certified professional CBT instructor. He has been riding full-time since 1996 and is an active member of CAM. He has passed the IAM RoadSmart advanced test and Masters test. The Masters test is the highest award that can be achieved by a civilian driver or rider and Tim was the first rider in Cornwall to obtain this award. He is qualified as an IAM RoadSmart IMI National Observer, Masters mentor and is part of the IAM RoadSmart Regional Training Team.
Terry is one of our DVSA certified professional 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 RoadSmart advanced test and Masters test. He is a qualified IAM RoadSmart IMI National Observer, is an active member of CAM and is the Group Chairperson.
John is a DVSA certified professional 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 Damerell's. He enjoys touring and has travelled to many European countries by motorcycle alone, in groups and with his wife.
Malcolm is a DVSA certified professional CBT instructor. He passed his test with Damerells a few years ago and was so impressed with the training he decided to join the training team! He has passed the DIAmond advanced test.
Keith is a DVSA certified professional CBT instructor. He has been riding since 1972 and passed the motorcycle test at the end of that year. During a change of address in 1990 DVLA misplaced the motorcycle category on his licence and he had to re-sit 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 professional CBT instructor. He started riding in 1982 and has owned and ridden a wide variety of machines. He is an active member of IAM RoadSmart through CAM and is qualified as an IAM RoadSmart IMI National Observer. He has passed the IAM RoadSmart advanced test.
Brendan is our newest member of the team and has recently qualified to become a DVSA certified professional 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 RoadSmart advanced test and become an IAM RoadSmart IMI Local Observer with Plymouth Advanced Motorcyclists (PAM).