ABOUT

Paul started coaching back in 2007, he was the national trainer for NZ Post for many years.

Pride and Passion are Paul's biggest drives when it comes to coaching.  

 

Paul joins Passmasters with 28 years riding experience.

 

It all first started when he was 15yo on a 50cc scooter, since then he has owned commuters, sports and cruisers, from 250cc - 1800cc.

 

He enjoys working with inexperienced riders seeing their confidence and skills grow.

 

In the past Paul worked for NZ post and held positions such as National Motorcycle Trainer, safety and wellbeing, learning and development specialist. When probed as to why he's so good at what he does his response is "I've been trained by some of the highest regarded instructors in NZ"

 

He loves Adventure riding and has an unhealthy obsession with Hi-Viz

CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS

NZTA I Endorsed

NZTA CBTA/BHS Assessor

Workplace First Aid Trained

IAM Advanced Rider 

Ben - The youngest member of the team. A great rider and an animal in the gravel! 
Brian first obtained a motorcycle licence 30 something years ago (about the time Chris was 5)
He has been riding ever since and over that time has owned far too many motorcycles (some of dubious credibility).
 
Brian joined Passmasters mid 2015, he is a natural instructor with his calm and patient manner. 
 
His experiences including surviving a spell as a motorcycle courier in London. Shortly after returning to New Zealand Brian worked as a metal trade’s tutor, where he found he had an ability to teach and pass on information.
 
In 1998 he joined NZ Police and found himself sitting on an ST1100 Patrol bike for 7 years.
 
Brian has taught his sons to ride and regularly rides at off road events. 
CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS
NZTA I Endorsed
NZTA CBTA/BHS Assessor
Workplace First Aid (NZ)
Phillip, a good truckie but a better rider.  Phillip has been working alongside Chris for 4 years now.

Ben joined Passmasters with the sole reason of preventing history repeating itself and helping others to not the same mistakes he did when he was learning . 

Ben comes from a motorcycling background and up until recently he was a Motorcycle Postie working along side Paul. 

To further his skill set Ben and his better half went to the UK for a month and ended up spending nearly 9 months riding all over Europe on 800 quids worth of Beemer. 

Ben rides a V-strom, TTR250 and whatever else the company have. 

Current Qualifications

NZTA I Endorsed

NZTA BHS Assessor 

Workplace First aid (NZ)

Like Chris, Phillip has made rider and driver training his career. His laid back approach to training goes down well with the customers. 

Phillip brings a wealth of road based knowledge with him from his time as a truck driver and trainer. 

He wasn't always this clever, he's made some bad choices as a rider over the years and has paid the price for it,  he loves passing the knowledge on so that if he can help save a life then it's been a good day. 

When Phillip isn't riding road bikes or driving trucks, he likes to unwind with a little off-road action. Taking in a few trail rides and 4wd days.

CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS

NZTA I Endorsed

NZTA CBTA/BHS Assessor

Workplace First Aid Trained (NZ)

Ross joined the team in 2016, with a background in the sparky trade he found it to be a fairly easy 'switch'.

Andrew just loves bikes! He's a true petrol head!

Ross became a car instructor a few year ago and has taught hundreds of people in the Auckland region to drive, looking for a new challenge and 'driven' by his true passion for bikes he 'surged' forward joined Chris and the Passmasters Team. 

Ross's history with adult education makes him a perfect bike trainer as he is methodical, upbeat and easy to get along with. 

Ross still has his old GSX250 sitting in the shad and can't part with it, his daily ride would be the V-Strom 

Current Qualifications

NZTA I Endorsed

NZTA BHS/CBTA Assessor 

Workplace First aid (NZ)

Andy  became part of the furniture a few years back when Chris use to service his Z1000SX.  Having spent  many years riding bikes and in the adult education sector, coaching riders is a natural thing for Andrew. 

Andrew is the pilot for the Passmasters race bike and is a bad influence on Brian and Chris. 

Along with Phillip and Chris, Andrew can also teach trucks.

Current Qualifications

NZTA I Endorsed

BHS/CBTA Assessor

Workplace First Aid (NZ)

Basic Handing Dog - She's been with us since 2010 and is a valued member of the team.

Steve started riding trials in the UK at the age of 16, before monoshocks had been heard of.

Grew up in the Yamaha workshop so she loves bikes.

She's not yet gained her Learners as she keeps failing to use the indicators due to lack of thumbs but she's great at keeping the container free from crumbs and scraps.  

 

BHS dog loves to move the cones around and gives them a quick chew at any opportunity. Loves customers even though she barks at first. 

 

Her best friend is Brian because he fed her some sandwich 3 years ago.  Can be fickle. 

 Once he had the bug, the bikes kept coming and he has been an instructor for the last 5 years.  Being an avid Triumph nut, you won’t find him on the road on anything else and there’s always a restoration project on the go.

 

He has a fetish for road safety, passing his knowledge and skill onto trainees to keep them safe is high on Steve’s priority list. He’s not a huge fan of racing, but can see the advantages of a day on the track to upskill are huge.  

 

However, the annual South Island road trip is up on the wall calendar and nothing takes priority.  

CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS
NZTA I Endorsed
NZTA CBTA/BHS Assessor
Workplace First Aid (NZ)
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