About us

DAVID PALMER                                                                                                                                                                             Director of Training - Fast - Trak and EDT

David started the company in 1993 having retired as a Police Inspector with 26 years service. His police time was equally divided between criminal investigation, traffic and general patrol. He was a Grade One Police driver trained at one of the six Home Office Schools, rode police bikes, worked motorways, was a vehicle examiner and gave expert evidence which was accepted at Magistrates, Coroners and the High Courts. 

He recieved thirteen commendations with one in particular awarded by the Courts and his Chief Constable for his driving skills in a lifesaving incident when he took an unconcious non-breathing casualty to hospital covering 9 miles in 5 minutes in heavy rain. He was high speed escort to the SAS and also once escorted an ambulance over 80 miles in one trip. 

Since his retirement, he became one of the highest qualified driving and motorcycle instructors in the Country and became the first ever motorcycle instructor to have powers delegated from the DSA to be able to award current instructors with an advanced teaching qualification. 

With goods vehicles and buses, he has held a licence for artics and double deckers for over 40 years and has been an instructor on both groups for over 25 years. 

As our Director of Training he is responsible for preparing and writing all training courses including motorcycle instructor and Driver and Operator CPC courses. 

He has made presentations at Government level, and prepared the motorcycle training and testing programme for the Republic of Ireland making that presentation to the Minister of Transport in person. 

On the bike front he helps organise many of the overseas tours and was instrumental in arranging the 2015 tour of the Top Gun base in Nevada. 

His current bike is a BMW GS 1200 and his car a Mercedes.

Finally, he is also acknowedged as being the best looking and sexiest member of staff at Fast-Trak EDT and co-incidentally the only person who can edit this website. 

SERENA EVANS                                                                                                                                                                      Operations Director

To be perfectly honest, our company would have folded long ago without Serena as she keeps everything afloat and everyone in check. She arranges the training, deals with the finances and rules us all with a rod of iron but a heart of gold. And the only member of staff to have a personal P.A.

The photo on the right shows the day she passed her own bike test about 64 years ago, the photo on the left looking into the Grand Canyon on one of the many overseas trips she has helped arrange. 

She has been with the Company for about 18 years and was made a Director several years ago. She will take over completely when David calls it a day, and that is why he never drinks tea or coffee she has made and why he keeps all medicines out of her reach just in case she wants to bring the take over date a little closer. 

She is a very keen motorcyclist and a former instructor, giving up only to take over the management. She currently rides a Triumph Street Triple Limited Edition which replaced her Kawasaki Z1000. It was on the Kawasaki that she famously tried to cheat at the Nurburgring by taking a short cut through a field only to be foiled by the armco which she bounced off with incredible panache. 

Serena was in charge of one of our earlier trips to the USA, taking the guide's role in a car and managing to split the group of fifteen into three groups who rode off in three different directions. Maintaining her normal state of calm on her return she quietly mentioned to me that if she was ever asked in future to take charge of a bike tour, "you can stick the F....ing bike and shove it up your F...ing Ar.." Sometimes her command of the English Language leaves a little to be desired.

She does agree though if you want anything done at our place, it's no good asking any of the men. And to be honest, we agree. We have to.

STEVE EVANS                                                                                                                                                                                    Head of Overseas Tours

Married to Serena, Steve rides a Triumph when training and for pleasure..He is a great source of encouragement to new CBT instructors as we set them off on their chosen career path. He is also head of our tours and likes nothing better than to be riding across Death Valley in searing heat on a Harley or for reasons best known to himself is equally happy riding around Shropshire on a February afternoon when monkeys stay indoors for lear of losing some of their important little body parts. 

Steve was joint tour guide on one of our USA trips which started in Las Vegas, headed east on Route 66, then north to the Grand Canyon, off to Monument Valley and then to Area 51. In Area 51 he went missing for a full night (stangely near to a house of ill repute) and then alleged he had been kidnapped and probed by aliens. 

It didnt put him off though and after being probed he carried on to visit Top Gun where he ran around with his arms stretched out whilst shouting "Come on, you can be Maverick. Chase me, chase me" 

Steve is an indentured motor mechanic and keeps our fleet on the road in tip top condition. He is fortunate in that he can call his job his hobby. It's also very handy to have a mechanis with you if you happen to break down in the Mojave Desert.

Then of course, after work, he goes home with Serena where they talk about motorbikes and less important things.

ANDY ALLAN                                                                                                                                                                         Motorcycle instructor                                                                                                                                                                            Andy is a former Police Officer with Thames Valley Police then Dyfed Powys in Mid Wales and is one of our most experienced bikers, used to riding in all weathers and on all types of roads. He is a DVSA CBT Supervising Instructor and Direct Access Instructor and is known for his patient, thorough and methodical approach to training. (Although, on the negative side, he has got ginger hair and lives in Wales)

JEFF   MORRIS                                                                                                                                                                      Motorcycle and Fleet Driver Trainer                                                                                                                                                 Jeff, like many of our trainers comes from a Police background with a wealth of experience of riding and driving, including carrying out high speed escort duties as a trainer and a team member. Jeff specialises in ERS instructor courses for which he is quickly being identified as a true expert in this field.                                                     

RON WOODHALL                                                                                                                                                                                    Motorcycle Instructor                                                                                                                                                                        Ron works mainly at our Head Office but late 2022 / early 2023 will be opening our Kidderminster Training Site having responsibility for Worcestershire.

For several years Ron was a projects manager for exhibitions and shows but having suffered with middle aged panic mode he is now a fervent motorcycle instructor.
His great passion is to teach young people to ride safely and, whilst many of our instructors enjoy teaching new riders on the Direct Access scheme or holders of full licences on the Enhanced Riding Scheme, Ron gets most satisfaction from seeing youngsters who come to us with no riding experience whatsoever, and leave us with a CBT. 
 
Many of our riders who go on to ride large motorbikes will have been started off on the road to biking having been taught the basics by Ron.

SYD DORE                                                                                                                                                                                      Driver CPC trainer.                                                                                                                                                                             Syd is a strange old boy. Three carefully chosen words. He runs a motorcycle race team but his background is in logistics and transport so slots into our company profile very well indeed. He travels the country for us teaching LGV drivers all about Driver CPC.  He may in the future slide slowly over to the motorcycle department but for the moment is happy looking after trainees with lots of wheels. 

RAY MARRIOTT:                                                                                                                                                                          Everything apart from motorbikes                                                                                                                                                   Ray is a former Police Motorcyclist from Staffordshire but during his career as a traffic officer retained so much information that he now is our lead trainer for LGVs and cars. We have tried to get him back on motorbikes but he immediately points to his knees and ankles saying his poor decrepid body can no longer take cold weather. His wife is a hypnotherapist which probably explains why he is in a permanent comotosed state.

More of our instructors to be added shortly.