Joined Sep 11 2011
Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club UK & Ireland
I was a Police Officer in West Midlands Police during the 1970s, then left for pastures new before eventually joining the Prison Service at HM Prison Birmingham (Winson Green) in 1987.
I worked at HMP Birmingham for 15 years before transferring to HMP Hewell Grange open prison (now part of HMP Hewell) in Redditch, Worcestershire. I retired from the Prison Service on 30th September 2012. After what I feel is a well-earned break from work and a decent holiday I will be making the most of my free time by riding my bikes as often as possible and may look for a part-time job after a year or so.
I have owned a wide selection of bikes since I started riding in 1968 at the age of 15. Some of the bikes include a 1968 BSA Bantam D14/4 (which according to the DVLA is still on the road), a Norton Dominator 99 Cafe Racer, a selection of Lambretta scooters, a CZ250 (don't ask why!), Kawasaki Z650 F4 and GPz900R, a couple of Honda 250N Superdreams and a GL1000 Gold Wing. More recently I owned a Harley XLH1200 Sportster for more than 16 years. My current stable consists of a Suzuki GS500ES basket case, a 2002 Honda ST1100 Pan European and a very recently acquired 2000 Harley FXDX Super Glide Sport.
I joined my local chapter of the Blue Knights, England XI in 2009 and became a member of England II in 2013