Regional Coordinators

Our regional coordinator team is working across the country to make local activities more meaningful, here they are:
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Regional Cordinator Team

Our regional corodinators are making magic happen in various regions across the country. 

Anthony Reynolds

Area: Wiltshire, Hampshire & Berkshire

Due to circumstances in mine, close friends and relatives lives, I found myself looking into supporting men’s mental health.

After seeing Mental Health Motorbike for the first time at the NEC at the end of 2021 I booked a place on the mental health first aid course and here I am more passionate about making a difference and helping people than ever.
Now, what could be better than riding motorbikes, and at the same time being there for others (I am there for others, so hopefully others will be there for me?).
I ride what I believe to be the best motorbike in the world, a Triumph Thruxton 1200R. The experience the sound and the friends. Owning and riding a motorcycle is my life choice, I’m also lucky because my fantastic wife rides a bike as well. Hope to see you out and about, come and have a chat.

Karl Hopper-Young

Area: East & West Sussex

I have been riding motorcycles since the age of 8 and was a trials rider.

I passed my test on a Can-Am 250 in 1983.

I am ex Forces and have been in financial services for 36 years now leading a firm of Chartered Financial Planners and Accountants.

I ride a CVO Ultra, a CVO Street Glide and a 2023 Breakout.  I have been a member of the Widows Sons since 2008 and I am a branded member.

I lost my best friend in 1986 to suicide and am very keen to support people who are struggling.  Joining Motorbike Mental Health was a perfect fit to enjoy my motorcycling and to support others when needed.  I am very happy to be involved.

Janet Allsopp

Area: Lancashire

I’m Janet, locally known as ‘Lollipop’ and I ride anything with two wheels. My current everyday ride is an intruder 800.

My biking journey began as a youngster being pilly on the back of my dad in the 70s and I’ve never looked back.
My sons ride..and they began their biking lives pilly with mum.
I am thrilled to be a part of  Mental Health Motorbike and wish I had learned of it sooner. I wear my MHMotorbike cap with pride and love the ethos behind it. If you see me or the logo being worn, come and say hello, have a chat..I look forward to meeting you all

Ashley Knowles

Area: Northern Ireland

I’ve been biking on and off since I was 16. I ride a Yamaha Midnight Star, and Honda Shadow, both cruisers or Arm-Chairs they’re great Therapy.

Joining MHM helps me get out to mix with biker’s and share my experience’s and allows others to open up conversation’s.

Since joining MHM, I’ve been invited to Event’s and to give short talk’s about the MHM to groups and clubs.

Martin Young

Area: Beds, Herts & Bucks

Hi, what an absolute pleasure it is to be the regional coordinator for Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. I decided to get involved with Mental Health Motorbike when I saw an advert on Instagram to train to be a Mental Health First Aider through them and things have grown from there.

Having suffered in the past with poor mental health I feel it is time for me to offer support and guidance to others; with a love of motorbikes, Mental Health Motorbike is the ideal place to be.

I work for an exam board as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator and currently ride a 2007 Yamaha R1. I have done a couple of track days and been fortunate enough to ride enduro bikes in Wales, Spain, Morocco (doing a few of the Dakar routes) and a 12-day trip over the Transkei mountains in South Africa. When not riding, I enjoy live music, theatre, painting, cooking and watching films. I am now looking forward to doing what I can to drive the charity forward.

Lottie Pitman

Area: Devon & Cornwall

I’m Lottie and currently ride a Suzuki GS500.

I have always enjoyed motorbikes from a young age. I would ride as pillion, until passing my bike test in 2017, which I took on a Ducati Scrambler 800cc.

Over the years I have been on some great motorbike trips as pillion, from going out to the TT, touring France, with the furthest travelled on the bike to Croatia. One memory is the roads up to Mont Ventoux being pretty amazing.

In 2021 I rode my own bike to Wales for a few days with some great friends. This trip improved my own riding immensely, along with some great roads and laughter.

I’m looking forward to the Regional Coordinator role for Devon and Cornwall and supporting MHM. I recently completed the Mental Health First Aider course.

Alex Chalmers

Area: Surrey, Kent & South London

I’m Alex, based near Gatwick. I have been a motorcyclist for many years and passed my IAM advanced test a couple of years ago. One of my bikes is an old Honda that has turned into a restoration project that maybe one day I will finish and ride!

I really believe in the work MHM is doing and I know from experience the difference that having the right support can make for some. It also never fails to amaze me how brilliant the motorcycling community can be and the great feeling that being part of that community can bring. 

I’m lucky to be my own boss which gives me the flexibility to volunteer in the role of regional coordinator.  I really hope I can help make a difference and am looking forward to building relations with venues/hosts and other volunteers in my region

Andy Phillips

Area: Avon & Somerset Region

I am Andy I live in Bristol and I am married with five children. I am the stereotype of the ‘born again biker’. I passed my test in 1997 and had a Kawasaki GPZ500 as my first bike, roll forward a few years and last December I bought another VFR 800 but this time the VTEC. Wow is all I will say.

I have had my own struggles over the years with PTSD from my work; and I really leant on my wife and family for support. After 22yrs of denial of my own issues I finally spoke out about it and got some help. I remember my GP saying ‘ how long have you been suffering like this’ I replied ‘since 1999’

Returning to the bike scene has been great and already I have met some lovely people. I was really moved when I read about Mental Health Motorbike on Facebook and volunteered to help at an event. I then became a MHFA via Mental Health Motorbike. 

Paul Sims

Area Wales & Border Counties

Hi my name is Paul Sims.

Whilst I have not experienced any serious mental health issues myself I have very close family members who struggle with anxiety, depression and PTSD.  They have often felt alone and unsupported. So when I came across the work that Mental Health Motorbike was doing I thought it was something I should get involved with given my experiences and love of motorbikes.

For relaxation I play the classical guitar, walk my dogs, practice tai chi, enjoy the gym and obviously ride my bike.

I currently ride an Indian Scout Bobber and I’m going to enjoy riding the gorgeous roads in my area to spread the word.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible especially now that I have become one of MHM’s regional coordinators

Matt Wall

Area: The Channel Islands

My name is Matt Wall. I’ve lived in Jersey, Channel islands for five years now.  Currently riding a Moto Guzzi V7 850 special in blue, obviously the best colour! I’ve ridden on and off since I was sixteen, and whilst the island might not be the most exhilarating location to ride, due to the 40mph speed limit, the views make up for it. As does the convenience of getting to France! 
I’m very proud to represent MHMB within the Channel Islands and look forward to meeting you all. Always happy to meet up for coffee, cake, and a listening ear. 
Take care and ride safe. Matt. 

Do you want to volunteer with us?

We are always looking for reliable and dynamic volunteers to support the growth of the charity. There are two main roles these are regional coordinators (who manage a county area and a team of area volunteers). The other role requires less time and is that of an area coordinator (this is promoting our work in a more localised are and you will be responsible to a regional coordinator)
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