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Paul Oxo (MHM Founder)

Paul lives in Chesterfield and drives a BMW R1200 GSA (the original MHM) and loves walking, meeting people, dogs and life!

Nathan Skyrme

Hi I’m Nathan, I live in Swansea

I’m a mental health pharmacist and ride a Vulcan S rider 

:sunglasses::+1:

Jason Goodall

Jason I live in Shrewsbury and ride a Kawasaki Versys 650. I like walking with my dog in nature.

Jenny Chapman

Hi I’m Jenny – I love music, walking and proper pubs. I used to have a 1965 Lambretta when I was 18! Great at getting the Mental Health Motorbike message out there!

Helen Turner

James

Martin Smith

Martin lives in South Manchester and has supported Mental Health Motorbike from the beginning. IT consultant and designer by day much of his spare time is spent at a tour guide, trip planner, author and travel journalist. Martin is one of our trained MHFA members. Currently riding a BMW 1250GS Adventure Rallye.

Iain 'Fish' Gudgeon

Lorna Caffrey

Steven Hope

Hi I’m Steven – I live in Stanhope in Weardale, Co. Durham.

I ride tarmac and lanes on my KTM 790, also ride an aprilia Tuono.

I have too many cars, A golf is my daily drive but have a Defender and a classic mini for fun.

Sue Wake

Dom Wake

Yvonne Fleming

Hi. My name is Yvonne Fleming and I live in Central Scotland.

I recently returned to biking after a 16 year break! Hence, I’m currently riding a Suzuki V-Strom 250cc until I get my confidence back. The bike is awesome and Im enjoying being back in the saddle.

My husband has a bike too. When we’re not biking we’re spending time as a family and walking our dogs. :grin: :+1:

Fiona Thomson

After riding pillion for a few years and loving the biking community I decided to do my CBT and DAS tests – at 52! Being on the bike is a great antidote to every day life where I work as an HR/Equality, Diversity and Inclusion specialist in a Scottish College.

Heidi Limbert

Lisa Pawsey

David Ellis

Mark JJ Johnson

Hello Mark JJ Johnson here in Derby.
Riding motorbikes for a long time & just love bikes & biking. I especially like classic British & Japanese and currently ride a ’91 Suzuki VX800. 
I have been working with young people with a difficulty and/or disability for 20 years and in my previous life was a graphic designer and illustrator for Rolls Royce Aerospace doing doodles of jet engines!
Married with 2 fab teenage children, a dog, caravan, love listening to classic rock music and when have time fishing.
Mental Health First Aider for both Youth & Adults.

Vickie Stoppard

Annette Parker

Geoff Abraham

Julia Tricker

Hi, I’m Julia, I live on the Essex sunshine coast where I spend much of my time beachcombing and taking photos.
I’ve been riding bikes for 30 odd years and currently have a Honda NC700.
I joined Mental Health Motorbike back in April 2020 and am a mental health first aider.

Rob Bussey

Hi, I’m Rob, I ride an 1150Gs Adventure, Derbyshire born and raised, I love the outdoors, music and of course bikes!

I live in Chesterfield with my partner and 2 children.

Russell Fisher

Hi I’m Russell, I’m a Housemaster & teacher for 21 years, 3 teenage sons, 83 adoptive ones! Mental Health 1st Aider. British bikes and Land Rover nut.

Tom Manney

Hi I’m Tom Manney

I live in Scarborough and a lifelong biker, currently riding a Triumph Tiger 955i but much prefers my custom cruisers & choppers.

I’m slightly mad, rather antisocial, but I do like to meet people and have a good chat occasionally!

Tony Filbert

Weeble & Dog

Alan Dobson

Hi I’m Alan Dobson from County Durham

I ride a Triumph Sprint 1050st.

Currently a mental health first aider.

Antonette Bawdon

Hi I’m Toni from Bristol

I ride a T100 Bonneville “spirit of 59” limited edition Triumph, a Royal Enfield and a Honda 400/4.

Gary Smith

Stephen Spalding

Jason

Barry Sayer

Dave Martin

Helen Gudgeon

Sharon Oliver

Hi I’m Sharon, I live in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. I’ve been riding bikes since I was 16. I currently ride a Royal Enfield Himalayan. I love bikes, travel, photography and tea. My favourite place is India where I’ve spent a lot of time riding Royal Enfield Bullets and drinking chai in the Himalayas.

Luke Mitchell

Hi I’m Luke, Motorbikes are my work and hobby so always around 2 wheels! Currently own an Aprilia RS250 and always riding something. Super keen to help spread the word on MH!

Ross Andrew

Connor MacLeod

Matt Sharp

Ange Beales

Hi, I’m Ange. I’m based just down the road from Oulton Park in Cheshire, which is really handy when the bikes are on! I ride a blazing orange Triumph Street Triple R and I’m a Mental Health First Aider.

James Greed

Michael Manghan

Daniel Barlow

Ken Finlayson

Hi I’m Ken, now riding a Triumph Tiger 800 and love touring UK and Europe, lots more planned just need the time and a covid free route.

Karl Hopper-Young

Martin Coach Dolan

Martin Northern

Ross Tebbatt

David Harlow-Withers

Hi I’m Dave! (Most call me davo or Dai)

I ride a Kawasaki 650 versys currently, I’m a firefighter for the RAF and Oxfordshire, and a former instructor. I love to ride and gear more towards touring! 

Jo Harlow-Withers

Ian Lippiatt

Hello all. My name is Ian and I’m based in Tywdreath Cornwall

Simon Kent

I’m Simon, I live in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. My daily hack is a TDM850, but I also have a 1981 GL500 based trike and a 1979 XS750, both of which are (far too long) ongoing projects. But that’s families for you! I enjoy walking, both for mental and physical health, and have a keen interest in Mental Health and Wellbeing, and became an MHFA practitioner in May 2019.

Paul Calladine

Hi I’m Paul
Motorcycles are my passion. I enjoy track days, maintenance and l’ve been road riding for over 20 years.
With fellow ambassador James Greed we run Double Apex TV – www.doubleapex.tv
I’m married and enjoy walking my dogs to escape life’s pressures.

Rob Devany

I’m Rob Devany I live in Leeds but originally came from the other side of the Pennines having grown up in Widnes.
I love bikes and currently ride a XJR1300. When not working I love being outside and my passion for biking comes from that passion for freedom. 
Not sure how much else you need but so you know I am a qualified MHFA too (I do that role with work) and linking both bikes with mental health is a perfect combo for me.

Francesca Pearson

Hi I’m Francesca and I’m relatively new to riding (much to my Dad’s eternal fright), with a Yamaha Dragstar XVS650.
Mental health is extremely close to my heart and I can’t wait to spread this group far and wide. I work as a Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, I love to travel, and I have two dogs who keep giving me puppy dog eyes to get a sidecar… 
In the first lockdown of 2020, I organised a ride-by for a terminally ill boy with 450 fellow bikers and appeared in MCN, Back Street Heroes, and on the local news, so I know how to make a noise!

Pete Edwards

Hi I’m Pete

I am Secretary of the JAWA CZ Owners Club (GB) and a Masonic biker  in the Derbyshire Motorcycle Lodge No 9950

Inga Newman

Hey all, I completed the MHFA course and really loving being part of the team already.

Always had a keen interest in mental health and have had my own struggles and really hope my training will help me support and inspire others.

I’m already the mental health campaigner at work and can’t wait to get out on the road promoting our work, values and support streams at events.

Tanya Wynard (Churchill Pub)

I’m a publican of a biker friendly pub in Dorset and we hold bike nights every tuesday under pre covid circumstances.

I was on the March 2021 MHFA course and I ride a virago 535.

Come and visit us for a very warm welcome

Caroline Lunnon

  • Based in Central France and travels by motorcycle as much as possible. Would only voluntarily come out of early retirement for a job involving getting paid for riding. 
  • Currently the President of WIMA GB – the British Division of the Women’s International Motorbike Association – the international motorcycle club for women.
  • Mental Health First Aider.

Mel Rowbottom

Hi everyone I’m based in Bristol  and know some of you already from the local bike group :racing_motorcycle:  

I completed the MHFA in Feb 2021 and look forward to meeting others out on the road in the near future :slightly_smiling_face:

Jack Lofthouse

Hi everyone!

I’m Jack, from Leeds. Currently on a ninja 400. I’m a qualified MHFA through MHM. You’ll often find me getting lost on some new roads or lost in some music, sometimes simultaneously.

I completed the Mental Health First Aid training back in November 2020, looking forward to getting more involved and using those skills.

Karen O'Flynn

Hi All, I did MHFA February 2021, has been busy month and some since, had to put what learned into practice already. Best course I did.
I live in Redditch Worcestershire,  ride with Curvy Riders (all female bikers group) and am Worcestershire region Rep. Am going through IAMRS advanced rider training, via RAMG (Redditch advanced motorcycle group) I am Associate Ambassador for them, and hoping to use my voice with both groups to support MHM and hope we can work together to promote mental health to ALL Bikers.

Having personally struggled and have family members too, I hope to spread the word far and wide.

Look forward to being able to meet face to face one day soon

Gary Poole

Hi I’m Gary, did my MHFA March 2021, so impressed with what this group is doing I just had to get more engaged. Completing the course has made me so much more aware and provided me the confidence to step up and support where needed. 

On a personal note, I live with my family in Romsey, not far from Southampton. I ride a R1250GSA and am a member of a couple of local groups that hold regular events (once we’re out of lockdown).

I hope to be able to promote mental health MHM at their events. Looking forward to meeting you all out on the road as and when we’re able.

Kay Blackburn

Hi, I’m Kay. Completed the MHFA course March 2021. Thought it was excellent and have already put some ideas to good use.

I’m a driving instructor and have a lot of students who struggle with anxiety &/or test nerves. My dad’s been a biker all his life. I passed my bike test in 2007 but didn’t have an opportunity to buy until 2018. It’s only a 125 and I’m definitely still at the novice stage,  but looking forward to gaining confidence on it.

A few of my pupils are bikers and I’ve got an  MHM sticker in my car, which has prompted discussions. Definitely looking to support MHM any way I can

Phil Harding

Hi I’m Phil I’m from south Wiltshire Ludgershall

I’m new to riding road bikes passed my test in September 2020 however no stranger to mental health.

I recently completed a mental health first aid course at work.

Anita Vaughan

Hi, I’m Anita, from Ashford, Kent.I am a qualified MHM First Aider, amongst other things, I am passionate about helping people, mad about bikes, rugby and being outdoors.

On a CBT until I manage to do my MODS, but becoming a biker having wanted to be one for forever is the best thing ever, I’ve found a new family.

Alex Belokon

The Grand daddy of MHM! always up for a chat

Vicky Gamble

Hi all, I’m Vicky and completed the MHFA course in March 2021.  I’m living in Bournemouth and ride a Triumph Street Twin. It was awesome meeting everyone on my course (such a great group!) and more of you at the meeting the other week. Excited to part of this amazing group and get some MHFA events up and running on the South Coast!

Iain Harper - Riders Motorcycles

Hi I’m Iain the MHM contact at Riders of Bridgwater, which is a Ducati and Harley-Davidson dealership just off the A39 and a couple of minutes from junction 23 of the M5 in Somerset.

Michael Hurst

Roo Davies

John Noble

John lives in Haddington, East Lothian, riding a R1200 GSA with a few added bits, love being in the hills and looking forward to some longer rides now I have a little more time.

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