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About Stadium Rider Training

Stadium Rider Training has been established for over 15 years

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Stadium Rider Training started in 2000 at the old Walthamstow Stadium London E4 and moved to its current site at Ikea after the Iconic Greyhound Stadium sadly closed its doors for the last time in August 2008. This was actually a blessing in disguise for us, for in 2009 the Motorcycle Test radically changed. With high speed avoidance and braking elements added, training schools were left with the dilemma of where to practice these exercises. The problem still remains for all but a very small number of Schools in the UK; fortunately, we can name ourselves as amongst that few. Our site is very probably the largest in any London Postal District, certainly north of the River.

Meet Your Instructors

Mike Short

Mike started riding Mopeds at 16 in 1975, has held a Full Motorcycle Licence since 1977, passed his Car Test in 1978 and after a long successful career in personnel and sales, started Stadium Rider Training in 2000. In 1996, Mike decided on a career change and embarked on an intensive course with CSM, the largest Motorcycle School in the country at that time. Given the size of the company and the nature of Motorcycle Training, Mike worked with a large number of some of the best Instructors around and through them, was able to hone his skills and very quickly prove himself, attaining full DSA qualifications within six months. Once described by his mentor as a “test pass machine” Mike made Centre Manager in a year. Mike believes you are only as good as your last result, this belief has kept him very “hands on,” regularly training his own Students both CBT and Direct Access. Mikes background and more recent experience are a powerful combination, making him very much a people’s person.

Christopher Reed

Chris started riding way back in 1979 on a Yamaha RS125DX and passed his riding test later that year at Chingford Test Centre. In 1981 Chris began his time as an Instructor with the RAC / ACU training scheme in Loughton before becoming Chief Instructor in 1983 and an Examiner in 1985. During this time Chris joined the Essex Advanced Motorcyclists Group (EAMG) and passed his Advanced Riding Test with the Institute of Advanced Motorists in May 1986. In 1988 Chris qualified to become an Advanced Instructor with the Group. In the early 1990’s Chris became Chairman of EAMG for two years and also qualified as a Senior Observer with the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

In 1998, Chris took and passed the RoSPA Advanced Motorcyclists Test at Gold standard – the highest civilian riding award currently available. Reassessed by Police class one motorcyclists every three years, this is a qualification that Chris still proudly retains. In the late 1990’s Chris also qualified with the Driving Standards Agency as a CBT and DAS (Direct Access) Instructor.

In February 2000, Chris once again became Chairman of the EAMG, a position he held until February 2012. During this time, Chris also received a National award from Motorcycle News in 2006. The ‘Pride of Biking’ award was presented to Chris at the NEC Bike Show by Ryuichi Kiyonari for his ‘individual commitment to motorcycling’. He also holds the position of Senior Observer Assessor, responsible for training standards within the group and is joint head of the Training Team. Chris also has his own Advanced Riding Company, Rider ART Training Ltd which is dedicated to Advanced riding training. After a short two year break, Chris was again elected Chairman of EAMG in February 2014.

Chris joined Mike at Stadium Rider Training as his business partner in January 2014 to form what will undoubtedly be a formidable team.