All our instructors have been personally selected by us to provide you with the highest quality instruction, whether you are looking to get back on a bike, just build a bit of confidence, take an advanced riding test or seeking to improve your riding in preparation for a round-the-world trip.
All of our instructors are committed to continually improving their own skills, both as riders and as instructors. As RoSPA Diploma holders, they are formally re-tested every 3 years to ensure their riding and instructing skills remain of the highest possible standards.
Paul Beattie, Chief Instructor
Paul has been riding for over 30 years, despite learning to ride at the ripe old age of 29 (yes, he’s that old!). Paul set up Inner Circle Training with his wife, Tracy, in 2014 to offer the best motorcycle tuition to new and experienced riders. Having decided to retire from teaching learner riders, Paul and Tracy closed the learner part of the business to focus solely on helping riders with full category A or A2 licences get more from their riding.
Paul is a DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) Trainer and authorised to conduct ERS assessments. He is a member of both the Institute of Advanced Motorists (since 1996) and RoSPA Advanced Riders and Drivers (motorcycle sections, since 2009). As well as his RoSPA Gold Advanced Riding qualification, he has both BTEC and RoSPA Diplomas in Advanced Riding Instruction and is on the Approved RoSPA Motorcycle Instructors list. In 2021 he took and passed his IAM Masters with Distinction, scoring a “1” in all categories – a 100% score! In addition to his riding and instructing qualifications, Paul also has a Level 4 PTLLS teaching award and is a qualified Outdoor and Expedition First Aider.
In July 2023 he qualified as an IAM Roadsmart Examiner having been selected after he passed his IAM Roadsmart Masters with a Distinction in 2021. He is one of the very few examiners who are not ex-Police Advanced Riders.
As well as being an advanced motorcycle instructor, Paul is also a keen motorcycle traveller and has toured North, South and Central America, Africa and most of Europe. He occasionally works as a tour manager and guide for GlobeBusters, the leading motorcycle expedition company, having supported tours trips through North, Central and South America and Africa.
He is therefore ideally placed to help you get the most from your riding, whether you commute, ride for pleasure or work, or are preparing for a motorcycle trip anywhere in the world!
We have a network of RoSPA Diploma Instructors we can call on to support the delivery of our training courses and tours. Details on request.
Our Support Team
Tracy Beattie, Company Secretary and Chief Administrator
As well as being the brains behind the school and Paul’s wife, Tracy is the person responsible for the smooth running of Inner Circle Training. She held a full motorcycle licence for many years before an unfortunate accident left her unable to ride. She still loves motorcycling and is often seen riding pillion on Paul’s bike.