Our Training Team

At BMW Rider Training we pride ourselves on the standards and levels of service offered to our customers.  

All of our instructors at BMW Rider Training are- 

  • RoSPA advanced motorcyclist gold standard 
  • RoSPA diploma advanced motorcycle instructors 
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency CBT instructor qualified 
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Direct Access instructor qualified

Ian Biederman - Owner & Chief Instructor

Ian has been riding motorcycles since 1985 and has been teaching people to ride since 1990. Ian ran different motorcycle training companies since 1995 before starting his own in 2001. In his extensive time as an instructor Ian has taught individuals of all ages and abilities including riders with special needs, as well as this Ian has taken all of our staff here through their instructor training ensuring that all of the staff are at the highest standards of training. Throughout Ian's lifetime of riding he has covered 750,000 miles, these miles throughout Europe and the UK. 

Favourite bike: 2014 R1200 GSA


Julie D'Alessandro - Senior Instructor

Julie joined our team of instructors here in 2010. Julie comes from a teaching background and has extensive knowledge and qualifications in special educational needs. Julie started riding as a hobby in 2000 and fell in love with it so much so she decided to transfer her teaching abilities to become a motorcycle instructor, throughout her time riding she has covered thousands of miles through England and Scotland. As well as having RoSPA and DVSA qualifications Julie is also an IAM observer. 

Favourite bike - S1000 RR


Naomi Sesstein - A2 project leader and promotional director


Naomi had her first riding experience when she was 17, since then she has covered extensive miles throughout the UK and Europe 15,000 of those miles being covered in her first year of riding alone. As well as training to become an instructor Naomi heads up the A2 project which encourages young adults to not only ride but work in the industry as there has been a huge dip in numbers of young adults learning to ride due to current law restrictions in place. As well as taking Naomi through instructor training chief instructor Ian Biederman taught Naomi to ride ensuring she has the highest level of instruction. Naomi previously worked as a personal trainer so she has been able to transfer those teaching skills across to instruction. 

Favourite bike: 2014 R1200 GS however, i am looking forwards to trying out the new 2015 F800 R

Paul Mostyn - Senior Instructor

Paul has been riding almost permanently since 1992. He  is a former Traffic Sergeant serving with the Met Police. He is a Class 1 advanced rider and driver and was responsible for introducing the BikeSafe-London project that he ran for 12 years before moving to a motorcycle based pro-active enforcement team.. He retired from the police in June of 2014 he now involves himself in many road safety and training projects. He is a examiner for both RoSPA and the IAM and is one of the few qualified to teach the RoADAR Diploma in Advanced Motorcycle Training. He works with the Motorcycle Industry Association quality assuring trainers attached to training schools and runs risk management assessments for riders and drivers. He also leads tours for World of BMW. Paul has his own air-cooled Anniversary GSA which he loves and when he is not riding for everyone else, he also instructs for BMW Rider Training! 

Favourite bike: 2014 R1200 GSA

Simon Burgin - Senior Instructor

Simon has been riding motorcycles since the age of 4, he is a serving Police officer and a class 1 Police Motorcyclist and Driver. Simon is also the Cambridgeshire RoSPA and IAM examiner, and Bikesafe lead for Cambridgeshire police. Simon has extensive knowledge and training, and has completed some memorable trips around Europe, and the occasional track day to hone his skills. He has known Ian for many years and they work closely together on motorcycle safety campaigns, including the International Ride to Work Day. Simon’s passion is everything 2 wheeled and his extensive knowledge of the local road network guarantees a challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable customer experience. 

Favourite bike: R1200 RT