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.
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 Nürburgring 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.